Lessons learnt after fatal shooting of Anthony Grainger, report finds

Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: The Bolton News
published: 19 May 2020

Lessons have been learned after a public inquiry found Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was to blame for a fatal shooting of a dad-of-two, according to a Government report.

GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins apologised to the family of Anthony Grainger, from Bolton, last year after an inquiry found that his death, in a car park in Culcheth, Warrington, in March 2012, exposed “serious deficiencies” by senior officers.

Inquiry chairman Judge Thomas Teague QC said commanders had given inaccurate briefings which led to the distortion and exaggeration of the risk posed by the 36-year-old, who was sitting in a stolen Audi when he was fatally shot by a firearms officer, the Press Association has reported.

Six officers remain under investigation for misconduct by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). A Government response to the inquiry, published on Tuesday, said “good progress” had been made on nine recommendations set out by Judge Teague in his report.

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