Anthony Grainger shooting: Six officers under investigation

Anthony Graingerall credits: BBC News
published: 12 March 2020

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.

The retired and serving officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A public inquiry into the 2012 shooting criticised senior officers for “failings and errors”.

Following the conclusion of the inquiry in July 2019, GMP made referrals to the IOPC in relation to conduct matters arising from the report.

“The public inquiry raised further questions about the conduct of some GMP officers before, during, and after the death of Mr Grainger,” said IOPC regional director Amanda Rowe.

She said it was important “that these matters should be scrutinised by way of independent and impartial investigations,” adding, “GMP has co-operated fully with this process”.

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