Timeline - Simon Harwood case
Thursday 19 July 2012
1995: Simon Harwood joins the Metropolitan Police
March, 24, 1997 - First of ten complaints in 12 years against PC Harwood while he is a serving police officer.
August 1998 - Pc Harwood is involved in a motorcycle accident while off-duty.
February 1999 - He is placed on restricted duties because of his injuries.
April 7, 2000 - Involved in road rage incident when he is accused of rushing another driver after a collision and forcing him over the car door.
August 1, 2001 - A police commander concludes that the "behaviour of PC Harwood has fallen well below that expected of a police officer and has exposed the Commissioner to the risk of civil litigation."
August 14/15 - Harwood puts in papers to resign on medical grounds and 30-day release period is started.
August 17, 2001 - Disciplinary papers are sent in over the road rage incident and he faces internal charges of unlawful arrest, abuse of authority and discreditable conduct
Friday 14 September 2001 - Pc Harwood leaves the force as a serving police constable.
Monday 17, September, 2001 - Starts work as civilian member of staff of the Metropolitan Police.
12 April 2003: He applies to join Surrey as police officer.
January 2004: Goes with officers to flat and is accused by a fellow officer of grabbing a suspect's throat and punching the suspect during a theft inquiry.
February 18, 2004 - he applies for transfer to the Met out of Surrey.
May 27, 2004 - An inspector writes an email which says that the complaint against PC Harwood is unsubstantiated.
May 2005 - Witness makes complaint over arrest of man in south London by PC Harwood. The witness says he saw him knee the prone and handcuffed suspect on the floor.
January 2006 - An allegation of misconduct against Pc Harwood during an arrest and allegations of racial abuse. The complaint ends by way of "local resolution".
October 16, 2008 - PC Harwood uses police national computer after an accident involving his wife. He admits wrongdoing and is given a written warning.
Nov 2008 - He is involved in stopping the vehicle of AA patrolman Junior Samms, which leads to a complaint from him.
April 1, 2009 - He shoves Ian Tomlinson at G20 protest.
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