IOPC is investigating officers after ex-footballer’s death following clash with police

The police watchdog investigating the death of the former Premier League footballer Dalian Atkinson following a clash with police is waiting on the results of tests to decide whether or not to ask prosecutors to bring criminal charges.

Campaigners claim officers used excessive force during the incident on 15 August 2016 in Telford, Shropshire, in which a Taser was fired at Atkinson, who was 48 when he died.

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