EXCLUSIVE: No officers to face prosecution or disciplinary action over taser death

Jordon Begley Credit: PA

Granada reports can reveal that NO officers from Greater Manchester Police will face prosecution or disciplinary action over the death of a man after he'd been shot with a taser.

Jordon Begley, 23, died after being Tasered and restrained when Greater Manchester Police officers were called to his home in Gorton, Manchester, during a row with neighbours in July 2013.

An original report by police watchdog the IPCC into his death, which found no individual officer had a case to answer, was quashed by the High Court in 2016 after it was found to be inconsistent with a subsequent inquest.

Ian Todd, deputy director general of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), formerly the IPCC, said he met with Mr Begley's mother, Dorothy, on Thursday to update her on the completed reinvestigation.

He said:

The IPCC requested a fresh investigation following an inquest jury's narrative verdict in 2015 which found Mr Begley died from "stress-inducedcardiac arrest and that the discharge of the Taser and the manner in which the officers restrained Mr Begley materially contributed to his death".

Judges ruled the first investigation failed properly to consider conflicting evidence as to whether, when Mr Begley was Tasered, he had his hands in his pockets, where there could have been a knife.

GMP Federation Chairman Stu Berry welcomed the outcome of the IOPC investigation but criticised the length of time it had taken.

He said:

He added: