A police constable cleared of any wrongdoing over the death of a man in a crash following a police chase has described the 18-month Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation as "humiliating".
Luke Campbell, 24, died after the car he was driving collided with a Mini and then a CCTV stand in Stretford in the early hours of February 21 last year.
He was being pursued by a marked police vehicle prior to the crash and the case was referred to the IPCC.
But Pc Simon Folwell, who has had restrictions on his duties since the incident, was told he had "no case to answer" at a gross misconduct hearing last week.
"People assume you have done something wrong," he said.
"It's like you are guilty until proven innocent.
In April, an IPCC spokeswoman said the investigator believed there was evidence that the driver of the police car had a case to answer for gross misconduct in relation to his actions prior to and during the pursuit.
IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori directed a gross misconduct hearing to take place after Greater Manchester Police disagreed with the watchdog's finding.