Trevor Smith was fatally shot by police officers on 15 March 2019. He had been experiencing mental ill health. An inquest concluded his death was a ‘lawful killing’. The family are now raising serious concerns about the findings.
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A statement from the family said that while the verdict was appropriate, they had “serious concerns about the operation including police conduct and use of inappropriate language, decision-making, and leadership.”
Relatives of a dad shot dead as armed police raided his Birmingham flat broke down in tears as the footage was played to an inquest jury. Trevor Smith, 52, was killed when a shot “ricocheted” off his bed.
The police watchdog is investigating the information passed to officers before a father-of-two, Trevor Smith, was shot dead as armed police carried out a raid at his fourth floor flat in Lee Bank, in the early hours of March 15.
A man has been shot dead by armed police in Birmingham. The victim, a man in his 50s, died at the scene on Wheeleys Lane near Five Ways. West Midlands Police said it was part of an intelligence-led operation.