Police officer who shot dead unarmed suspect faces criminal investigation

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Police officer who shot dead Anthony Grainger faces criminal investigation

The police officer who shot dead a Salford man has been told he faces a criminal investigation, it emerged today. Dad-of-two Anthony Grainger, 36, died from a single shot fired from a sub-machine gun while he sat in the front of an Audi in the corner of a car-park in Culcheth, Warrington. Armed officers from Greater Manchester Police had swooped on vehicle in a 'pre-planned' operation. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Grainger, from Salford. Now the IPCC has informed the officer who pulled the trigger that he will be subject to a criminal interview. A statement released by the IPCC today said: "We served a formal notice of investigation on a GMP firearms officer on April 2 as part of its investigation into the fatal shooting of Anthony Grainger. "A notice has been served on the officer who fired the fatal shot to explain that his actions are under investigation. He has been advised that he will be criminally interviewed in due course." Mr Grainger died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest following the incident at around 7.20pm on March 3. His family have called for the officer who fired the shot to be charged with murder. The bullet - from a police-issue Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun - was fired through the windscreen of the Audi. A post mortem showed it entered Mr Grainger's body through his side and penetrated a lung, his heart, and then his other lung. Two men were arrested at the scene of the shooting and a third man was arrested the following day. All three men have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

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He doesn't appear to have one. I think I might pick a random news story and post it up for a laugh.
 
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"A notice has been served on the officer who fired the fatal shot to explain that his actions are under investigation. He has been advised that he will be criminally interviewed in due course."
Criminally interviewed? No such thing.
 
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They mean interview under caution according to Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

It will probably also have a seperate section for the police discipline proceedings (both are done on the same time, but the interviews have to be seperate as the level of proof is lower for the police discipline code-balence of probability rather than beyond reasonable doubt).

Hardly suprising, if you are looking at this situation and ask almost any question-it may tend to incriminate someone, somewhere for something, and so must be asked under caution.

Perhaps you might want to let the investigation into the circumstances carry on without further comment? (I would say that for a member of the public, squaddie or copper).

We have due process in this country, and I do still believe in that boring old concept of "innocent until proven guilty", and have lost track of the number of summing up speeches from defence counsels including "the Crown brings the case and the Crown must prove the case, Mr XYZ does not have to prove their innocence".

You can debate the IPCC and cops in general-but unless you want to scuff up possible proceedings and fairness of future trials, avoid specifics?
 
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Criminally interviewed? No such thing.
I've seen some criminal interviews. I mean ones that were criminally shit.

Maybe that's what he meant :)
 
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Also noted the use of the term Sub Machine Gun, a tad pedantic maybe but the MP5 used by plod is a carbine, with safe and repetition settings only. Fooking lazy reporting (as usual).
 
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I wouldn't join the Paras, I had to stag on the gate with some of them at HMP Rollestone, they were right rude to me, one big lad called me a Hat ****, I was devastated. I cried myself to sleep that night in the Nissan hut, until I forcibly had sex with the Ghurka Sgt who was on our Mortar Cadre. He looked like a little chocolate frog he did, I made him call the name Freddo with each push.
 
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Also noted the use of the term Sub Machine Gun, a tad pedantic maybe but the MP5 used by plod is a carbine, with safe and repetition settings only. Fooking lazy reporting (as usual).
You bastard.

You have just ruined the ****-fantasies of loads of probationers who believed five minutes after their probation was up, they could be in SO19 jumping through windows with an MP5 in each hand giving it big licks on automatic.

There's always one that's got to ruin it for the rest of them.
 
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You bastard.

You have just ruined the ****-fantasies of loads of probationers who believed five minutes after their probation was up, they could be in SO19 jumping through windows with an MP5 in each hand giving it big licks on automatic.

There's always one that's got to ruin it for the rest of them.
Not to mention finding out if it's true that there is a place in a mans head that, if you shoot it, it blows up.
 

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Not to mention finding out if it's true that there is a place in a mans head that, if you shoot it, it blows up.
They'll be finding out that plod can kill people with impunity next!
 

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We can? Thanks Sixty.
Oh golly, yes - "honest fear for my life" covers a multitude of sins. Or murders as they'd be known if the rest of us felt like having a pop.
 
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The fella was sat in the front, the bullet went through the windscreen, entered his side and went through his lung then heart and finally hid other lung.

Did he drive sidesaddle?
 
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Oh this is boring already.

Hang on a minute, yes lets just bin due process 'cos no police officer has ever been prosecuted for murder in relation to a firearms incident' (I assume this was next).

'cos of course if no due process was carried out that would be OK?

So any due process and investigation is a cover-up.

Stands to reason.

Yeah, lets just wipe our ARRSE on the rights of the families of everyone involved and PACE. 'cos, of course, we all know the facts and how things went down.
 

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