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.
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.