A police officer has been charged with the murder of retired footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being Tasered.
The ex-Aston Villa striker, 48, was restrained by police officers at his father’s house in Telford, Shropshire, on 15 August 2016.
A second police officer, also from the West Mercia Police force, has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.
Both have appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
The Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) has not named the officers because it believes their defence will apply for them to remain anonymous.