Cop charged with murder over death of ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson who was shot with Taser.

A POLICE officer has been charged with murder over the death of ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson after she was shot with a Taser.

Dalian was hit with a 50,000-volt shock after reportedly threatening his elderly father in Telford in August 2016.

 Dalian Atkinson played for Aston Villa and Manchester City

Dalian Atkinson played for Aston Villa and Manchester CityCredit: PA:Press Association

The former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker, 48, went into cardiac arrest and died in hospital 90 minutes later.

He had been struck on OAP's doorstep, which is the street he grew up on.

A spokesman for the CPS confirmed that two officers have been charged over the death - one of those is murder.

The other police officer has been charged with causing Actual Bodily Harm.

The footballer's family said after his death: "We are still in shock as to the circumstances in which Dalian died.

"We are determined to get justice for him, which means getting to the truth.

"We are looking to the (police watchdog) IPCC to carry out a thorough and robust investigation that will ultimately provide transparency and accountability. Dalian's memory requires nothing less."

In 2018, the Independent Office for Police Conduct said it referred a file of evidence relating to Dalian's death to the CPS for it to consider charges against two of the three officers who were involved in detaining him.

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