Benjamin Monk was convicted of the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson last week. Picture: by Karen Wright/PA Media.
THE FAMILY of Dalian Atkinson have called for the justice for other black families who have lost loved ones “at the hands of the police” following the sentencing of a police officer for the manslaughter of the former footballer.
PC Benjamin Monk was found guilty after a jury concluded his use of a Taser for 33 seconds, and at least two kicks to the former Aston Villa star’s head while he was on the ground, had killed him.
Monk, 43, was sentenced to eight years in jail by Judge Melbourne Inman QC at Birmingham crown court.