In the Media

New defence for police who kill

PUBLISHED November 8, 2004

Armed police officers who shoot dead members of the public in controversial circumstances could be charged with the lesser offence of manslaughter rather than murder under Home Office plans.

A defence for armed officers will be based on the case of Lee Clegg, the British army paratrooper jailed for life in 1993 for the murder of a teenage joyrider in Northern Ireland.