Police officer found guilty of the manslaughter of former pro footballer Dalian Atkinson.

A police officer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of former professional footballer Dalian Atkinson.

PC Benjamin Monk tasered Mr Atkinson for 33 seconds, more than six times longer than the normal cycle, before kicking him at least twice in the head during a confrontation in August 2016.

He was cleared of Mr Atkinson’s murder.

The 48-year-old former Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town striker had been shouting in the street in the early hours of the morning on 15 August outside his father’s house in Telford, and was demanding to be let in.

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