Police must face legal action for Anthony Grainger’s death, says partner

Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: The Guardian
published: 12 July 2019

It has been seven years, four months and nine days since an unarmed Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a police officer. Now his partner, Gail Hadfield-Grainger, who has fought tirelessly for justice, is calling for the police officers involved in his death to face corporate manslaughter charges.

On Thursday a public inquiry into the shooting concluded that Greater Manchester police (GMP) was entirely to blame for Grainger’s death due to serious failings in its firearms unit.

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Thomas Orchard: Police officers avoid misconduct hearing over custody death

Thomas Orchard
Thomas Orchard

source: The Independent
published: 13 July 2019

The family of a church caretaker who died after being restrained in police custody say they feel “failed beyond belief” by a decision to dismiss misconduct charges against four officers.

Thomas Orchard, 32, suffered a cardiac arrest when he was locked in a cell in Exeter with an emergency response belt placed around his face in October 2012.

He died in hospital seven days later and earlier this year Devon and Cornwall Police was fined £234,500 after admitting health and safety breaches.

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Police failings contributed to death of Reading man in custody, inquest rules

Leroy Medford
Leroy Medford

source: Get Reading News
published: 27 June 2019

Police failings in the care of a man who was able to swallow a packet of drugs he had been hiding contributed to his death, an inquest ruled.

After several hours of deliberation, the jury in the inquest of 44-year-old Leroy ‘Junior’ Medford ruled he died of a heroin overdose after being arrested in April 2017.

However, jurors cited failings by officers tasked with looking after Mr Medford after it was revealed they didn’t know the Thames Valley Police policy over prisoners who were suspected to be hiding drugs.

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