Statement from Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd following the Ian Terry misconduct hearing.
Following the announcement by the IPCC that one Greater Manchester Police officer has been required to resign and another reprimanded over their roles in a firearms training exercise which resulted in the death of Pc Ian Terry, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has made the following the statement.
“I would once again pass on my sympathies to Ian Terry’s family, friends and colleagues.
“I welcome the outcome of this disciplinary hearing, but again question why the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner has taken six years to get to this stage. All this has done is prolong the heartbreak for Ian’s family. It is insulting and it is unacceptable.
“The IPCC needs to change the way it goes about its business, or else the government needs to step in and put in place a regime which is fit for purpose.
“No-one takes pleasure in this outcome, but I hope it will finally draw a line under this terrible tragedy and – most importantly – allow his family to move on with their lives.” Tony Lloyd