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Benjamin Monk Biography
Who is Benjamin Monk?
Benjamin Monk is the “angry” police officer who caused the death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson when he hit him six times more than usual before kicking him twice in the head, the court heard. PCMonk is on trial for murder after unloading the Taser from him for 33 seconds and his West Mercia police colleague, Pc Mary Bettley-Smith, is charged with assault on Atkinson for the use of his cane after he was left stunned. on the floor.
The couple was in a relationship at the time, it was revealed in court yesterday.
How old is Benjamin Monk?
Benjamin Monk is 42 years old in the year 2021.
Benjamin Monk Police
Atkinson visited his father’s home in Meadow Close, Telford, at 1.30 am on August 15, 2016, to discuss a hospital appointment for his kidney disease. The former footballer had been watching Andy Murray compete in the 2016 Olympics before heading to his father’s house.
He had smoked a small amount of cannabis, the court heard.
His shouting in the street demanding to be let in woke up some of the neighbors, one of whom was so concerned that he called the police. When Pc Monk and Pc Bettley-Smith arrived, Atkinson was behaving in a “strange and erratic” manner and referring to himself as “the Messiah,” the jury heard.
A witness saw Atkinson walk away from his father’s front door toward the officers with outstretched arms and open palms.
As he made his way down the driveway after two failed Taser attempts, Atkinson said, “I told you your thing’s not working. I am the Messiah. You can’t hurt me. ”
Pc Monk, 42, tried Taser Atkinson for the third time. Alexandra Healy QC for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: “The default standard setting for a Taser is a five second phase, but it is possible to override it by continuing to hold the trigger.
“Pc Monk kept pulling the trigger for more than six times the duration of a standard phase. The Taser was deployed for 33 seconds. ”
PC Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith
When the former footballer was on the ground, Pc Monk kicked Atkinson in the forehead at least twice, leaving footprints of his shoelaces on the skin, the court heard. Atkinson’s head was “kicked like a soccer ball,” one witness said, and another witness said he saw 15 kicks.
Another Meadow Close resident heard an officer yell at a woman who had “screwed him up” while Atkinson was on the ground, the jury heard.
When reinforcements arrived, Atkinson, 48, was already on the ground and an officer saw Pc Monk’s foot on the top of the star’s head or shoulder as he turned toward Meadow Close. Five officers heard Pc Monk admit to kicking Atkinson. “I had to kick him in the head,” they heard him say.
The ambulance arrived around 1.49 am, and an officer waiting for the paramedics heard Pc Monk tell one of the doctors: “He may be a bit bloody because I had to kick him,” the Crown told the jury. Atkinson was put into the ambulance with his hands handcuffed behind his back because police officers believed he was pretending to be ill, the court heard. During the six-minute drive to the hospital, paramedics requested that the handcuffs be removed.
When Atkinson arrived at the hospital, he was still breathing, but then went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at 2.44am. Pc Monk and Pc Bettley-Smith returned to Malinsgate Police Station in their vehicle after the ambulance passed through Meadow Close.
Benjamin Monk West Mercia Police
A senior officer spoke to both of them and said they were “very shocked and said they had feared for their lives,” the court heard. Officers told his superior that they were so scared they had actually fled Atkinson before engaging in conversation with him.
PC Bettley-Smith said the man had been screaming that he was the Messiah and that he had killed someone, the court heard.
Had it not been for the prolonged discharge of the third taser and the kicks to the head, the former footballer would have survived, Ms Healy told the jury.
Pc Monk’s West Mercia police colleague, Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, is charged with assault for actual bodily injury (ABH).
They both deny all the charges against them. The trial continues.
Dalian Atkinson trial
“He chose to take that anger out on Dalian Atkinson by kicking him in the head.”
Dalian’s devastated family had campaigned for a full investigation into his death and “welcomed” the decision to charge the officers. Monk is only the fourth officer to be charged with murdering someone while on duty in more than 20 years.
Pc Monk’s West Mercia Police colleague Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith is charged with actual bodily harm (ABH) assault.
Both deny all charges against them.
The jury is due to hear opening addresses at Birmingham Crown Court.