That does not appear to be the case!
Early reports even had the police giving conflicting reports on what had happened.
"The officers were white as sheets," said Andy Bowman, a 24-year-old PhD student. "The blood had drained from their faces. They were giving us conflicting stories about what had happened; some of the officers were saying he had a blow to the head and some were saying he'd collapsed of a heart attack."
His friend Thomas Barlow, 26, said: "Some of the police were taking their helmets off, looking shocked.So some were immediately lying. While others who were as "white as sheets" must have been frightened by the truth, the truth that this man had died at the hands of law enforcement and that they have offered NO ASSISTANCE, instead it was the protestors who tried.
From another article
"Police sources close to the investigation said they were using CCTV footage to piece together his final movements. Investigations were at an early stage and they currently had "no stance" on the events that led to his death."
Photographs taken around 7.20pm show Tomlinson lying and sitting on the pavement about 200ft from where he collapsed. He had one arm in the air, and appeared to be in discussion with five riot police.
The images suggest he was then lifted up by a protester.
What photographs is this reporter speaking of ? Where did they come from? Were they from CCTV camera? No explanation is given.
But if they were from CCTV cameras, how could they show only this?
" Tomlinson lying and sitting on the pavement about 200ft from where he collapsed. He had one arm in the air, and appeared to be in discussion with five riot police."
Rather then this?
Watch this video given to the Guardian UK, which clearly shows the police assault the man.