source: Socialist Worker
published: 28 March 2017
Police failed to record their advice and discussion of tactics before the killing of Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard this week.
Greater Manchester Police shot Anthony while he sat in a car on 3 March 2012. The inquiry resumed last week.
The inquiry was read out the standard procedure that, “It is a key requirement of the Human Rights Act that the deployment of armed officers is both auditable and accountable. Tactical advisers are required to record and retain auditable record of their advice.”
But Steven Allen, a tactical adviser for Operation Shire, which led to Anthony’s death, said there had been “a failure in recording”.
Superintendent Mark Granby, tactical firearms commander, spoke to Operation Shire’s senior operating officer on 2 March. He confirmed that no tactical adviser had given advice at that stage. He said he had planned to consult them the next morning.