Kate Maynard says CPS should trust juries following Dalian Atkinson case

1 Jul 2021

Civil litigation partner Kate Maynard has been widely quoted in the media following the sentencing of police officer PC Benjamin Monk for the manslaughter of footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Kate, who represented Dalian’s family, urged the CPS to “place more trust in juries and robustly prosecute police officers for homicide offences, including after critical findings at public inquiries, inquests or civil proceedings.

PC Monk’s conviction is the first time in 35 years that a police officer has been found guilty of murder or manslaughter for a fatality caused by excessive violence in the course of duty.

Kate appeared across the media following the verdict and sentencing, including on Channel 4 News.

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