IPCC begins new investigation linked to the death of PC Ian Terry

1 Aug 2017 11:30 AM

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an independent investigation into a number of allegations relating to the death of Greater Manchester Police constable Ian Terry.

PC Terry was fatally shot during a GMP training exercise in June 2008. The IPCC independent investigation, which concluded in December 2009, looked at the circumstances of the incident. It found evidence of a case to answer for gross misconduct for three GMP officers. Gross misconduct was found for two officers and a third had retired before disciplinary proceedings could be held.

The new independent investigation concerns allegations regarding officers at GMP in respect of their actions, and the evidence they provided, following PC Terry’s death.

Some of the allegations are still being assessed at this time to determine whether or not they warrant investigation. However, the IPCC has commenced an investigation looking at evidence given by a number of officers to the IPCC, to the inquest after PC Terry’s death, and to the subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) crown court trial.

A decision on the remaining allegations will be made as soon as possible. PC Terry’s family has been notified of the new IPCC investigation and will be provided with regular updates as this case progresses.

Note to Editors
Information regarding the 2008 IPCC investigation can be found here: https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/investigations/pc-ian-terry-greater-manchester-police