Police and tasers: The death of Dalian Atkinson
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Five years ago, the death of an ex-footballer in the Midlands town of Telford made headlines. Last month, the officer who unlawfully killed Dalian Atkinson by tasering him to the ground and kicking him in the head, has been jailed for eight years. What does this case tell us about how police de-escalate difficult situations, particularly for those involving someone experiencing a mental health crisis? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Fiona Hamilton, Crime and security editor at The Times.  Host: David Aaronovitch. Clips: Sky News, BBC, Aston Villa, Channel 4 News, TRT World, 5 News.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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