For some men, physical aggression is as intrinsic to their makeup as it is to a pitbull. Short of castrating them, there's little one can do to contain it. The most fortunate of them find themselves a niche in life where their aggression can earn them a living, the Paras perhaps, or similar. The least fortunate collect criminal convictions at an early age and waste their short lives in a rage of incarceration and control.
From time to time one of them becomes a copper. He'll get a reputation amongst his colleagues for provoking trouble, never backing down, never walking away and always looking for the slightest excuse to use violence. A constant trickle of complaints and ill-will may result in him moving from work where he has regular contact with the public to the TSG, where he can testosterone-bond with others away from ordinary people. Perhaps even here he'll have a record of poor discipline, a weak ability to restrain himself from the premature application of baton, shield, knees and boots.
Leave him in place, and sooner or later someone's going to get killed.
And just as a pitbull's DNA isn't the dog's fault, the consequences of leaving such an impaired officer in place aren't wholly his own fault. PC Harwood had an appalling disciplinary record, and the risks should have been recognised and acted upon by his superiors long before Mr Tomlinson died.Harwood is a flawed individual, one of those unfortunates who would have arguably been better off had they lost their balls at puberty, and with them their violence and aggression. Even 'usefully' engaged as a policeman, he was a ticking time bomb. An inquest jury has now quite rightly determined that he unlawfully killed Ian Tomlinson. He must face trial.
However, the succession of Harwood's bosses, who turned a blind eye to his psycopathic violence and appalling disciplinary record because he was 'useful' should also ask themselves today whether they themselves are fit to continue in public office.