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Greater Manchester chief constable Sir Peter Fahy will be charged over the death of unarmed Salford father Anthony Grainger.
It's 2 years since he was shot in the chest by a Greater Manchester police officer.
Anthony Grainger's partner, Gail, talks exclusively to Matt O'Donoghue:
Greater Manchester Police Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said:
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy is accused of failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act as he is "corporation sole" for the force, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
This is a legal status and means that he does not share criminal liability or will personally have to appear in court.
The first hearing in relation to the charges against Sir Peter Fahy will take place on 10th February at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said:
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy will be charged over an alleged health and safety breach linked to the shooting of unarmed Anthony Grainger in March 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service said.