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A police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson at London's G20 protests has been sacked with immediate effect after being found guilty of gross misconduct.
PC Simon Harwood was earlier found guilty of breaching standards by a Metropolitan police disciplinary panel.
But the panel decided it will not consider whether or not the officer's actions caused or contributed to Mr Tomlinson's death in 2009.
Mr Tomlinson's widow walked out of the hearing, calling it a "whitewash".
From the same BBC report.
Commander Julian Bennett, chairman of the panel, said PC Harwood's actions "have discredited the police service and undermined public confidence in it".
"If I were standing, I'd pledge to clean up the dog poo and Taser groups of three or more teenagers on sight," quipped the world-weary member of a police authority I met at a conference.
"I'd be a shoo-in. They'd all vote for me because these elections are about what's popular - not necessarily what is right."
He was being deliberately absurd - but the point behind it gets right to the heart of the biggest shake-up in British policing for decades: Your vote may redefine how the police keep your community safe.
Police authorities, long derided as invisible will be replaced by elected police and crime commissioners. The Whitehall targets on how to fight crime will be replaced by a political mandate from the local electorate.
The PCC will be responsible for hiring - and potentially firing - the chief constable. He or she will set the policing budget and could increase the amount raised locally.
Two unarmed female police officers have been killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester, which led to the arrest of a wanted man.
PC Nicola Hughes, 23, and PC Fiona Bone, 32, were called to Abbey Gardens in Mottram to investigate what turned out to be a false report of a burglary.
Police said it appeared they had been deliberately "drawn" to the scene.
Dale Cregan, 29, has been arrested in connection with the officers' deaths and two previous murders.
The attacks have prompted widespread condemnation and shock, with the killings also reopening a debate over whether police should be armed.
The case generated much controversy and is acknowledged as a major miscarriage of justice. Along with those of Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis, it played a major part in the abolition of capital punishment in the United Kingdom in 1965.
Bringing back the death penalty for those who kill police officers should be considered, Conservative peer Lord Tebbit has said.
Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, has ruled out arming officers after the killing of two women constables.
A plan by three police forces to outsource services to a private firm has collapsed after Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) rejected it.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire forces were looking at contracting G4S to provide joint IT and human resources.
Three PCCs have pulled out of the plan, although G4S already provides support services for Lincolnshire Police.
The forces intend to increase collaboration. G4S is yet to comment.
BBC East home affairs correspondent Sally Chidzoy said: "It's likely to safeguard a number of local jobs as the three forces are now looking to increase their collaboration."