Anthony Grainger shooting: Officers face ‘gross misconduct’ probe


Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: BBC News
published: 29 January 2018

Two senior Manchester police officers are being investigated for alleged gross misconduct over evidence given to an inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man, the BBC has learned.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood, who authorised the operation in which Anthony Grainger died, and Det Ch Insp Robert Cousen have been or will be interviewed under caution.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is behind the probe. Mr Grainger died in Cheshire in 2012.

The father of two was shot dead by a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer through the windscreen of an Audi in a car park in Culcheth, on 3 March 2012. The 36-year-old was under observation amid suspicions he was part of a gang conspiring to commit armed robberies.

The BBC understands the IOPC investigation is examining evidence ACC Heywood gave to the inquiry regarding notes in a firearms logbook.

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