The police watchdog has dropped an investigation into three former senior Greater Manchester Police officers over their ‘command and control’ of an armed operation during which a father-of-two was shot dead.
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Allegations against Steven Heywood, who retired from Greater Manchester Police in 2018, were dismissed by a panel. The force was accused of a “fundamental disregard” for everyone involved in the proceedings.
The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsible are still not facing trial.
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.
Six officers are under investigation by the police watchdog in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Anthony Grainger, 36, was in a stolen car when he was shot in the chest by a firearms officer in Culcheth, Cheshire.
It has been over seven years since an unarmed Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a police officer. Now his partner, Gail Hadfield-Grainger is calling for police officers involved in his death to face corporate manslaughter charges
A retired senior policeman will not face criminal charges over his evidence to an inquiry into the shooting of an unarmed man. Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge former Asst Chief Constable Steven Heywood.
A police marksman who shot dead an unarmed man will not face charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday, prompting fury from the dead man’s family, who said the decision showed there was “no justice in this country”.