Anthony Grainger shooting: Family angry at IPCC report leak

Anthony Graingeroriginally by: BBC News
published: 24 October 2013

The family of an unarmed man shot dead by police are angry a report into Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) conduct has been leaked. Anthony Grainger, 36, was shot in the chest after the car he was in was stopped in Culcheth on 3 March 2012.

The Manchester Evening News claims the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) report criticises GMP.

The IPCC and the force said they could not comment.

The family’s solicitor Jonathan Bridge said they were “very shocked and very upset” to have learned of the apparent findings in a newspaper. He said: “We have been promised a copy of this report now for many months and this is the report we assume that has been leaked to the Manchester Evening News by GMP.

“[The IPCC] keep putting the date back because of a possible prosecutions of officers involved in the shooting.

“We have had to given very strict undertakings about when we receive the report that we do not disclose it yet GMP seem to have released quite pertinent details and the family have found out about it from a local reporter.”

In a statement, the watchdog said: “The IPCC delivered a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in July.

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