LONDON – The attorney representing the family of a man who died during the riots before Group of 20 summit says he suffered from an abdominal hemorrhage — not a heart attack.
Jules Carey of the law firm Tuckers says a second autopsy was conducted on Ian Tomlinson after videotape emerged showing the news vendor being shoved to the ground by police. The first autopsy had said he suffered from a heart attack.
Carey said Friday that the findings of Dr. Nat Cary increase the possibility that the officer implicated in the incident could face a charge of manslaughter.
The 47-year-old Tomlinson collapsed minutes after his encounter with police.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is examining the circumstances surrounding his death.