New Yorker Who Cracked G20 Death Case Backs Probe
London visitor came forward with evidence of police attack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 8:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The New Yorker whose video revealed a police attack on a man who died during the G20 protests is glad the footage has led to an investigation, he tells the Guardian. The fund manager, who attended the London protests out of curiosity, came forward with the footage after hearing of Ian Tomlinson's death and realizing there was no other evidence of the attack.

"I decided to bring the video public, for the sake of the Tomlinson family, and getting to the truth of what happened to him," he said. "Now that the video has been made public, I am comforted to see that action is being taken and an investigation is under way. My deepest regret goes out to the Tomlinson family for their loss."