Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, will not be prosecuted for the death of Anthony Grainger after the case against him was dropped.
Grainger, 36, was shot dead by officers who had stopped his car in Culceth, Cheshire, in 2012, fearing a robbery was about to take place.
At Liverpool Crown Court, Sir Peter Fahy pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
But the trial collapsed after the judge accepted an ‘abuse of process’ argument from his defence team and the prosecution chose to offer no evidence.
GMP were prosecuted for allegedly making ’26 failings’, including deploying armed police officers when it was unnecessary or premature.
Photo courtest of Greater Manchester Police, with thanks.