On 2 January 2017, Yassar Yaqub was fatally shot by a West Yorkshire Police firearms officer. On 2 November 2022, the inquest into Mr. Yaqub’s death concluded with the jury finding that:

“From the evidence produced and reviewed, [the police firearms officer] honestly believed that a firearm was being aimed at him. His life was in danger, and he used reasonable force discharging his firearm.”

The conclusion was one of lawful killing.

Olivia Checa-Dover, led by Hugh Davies OBE KC, acted for West Yorkshire Police. More information about the case can be found here:

 West Yorkshire Police Article

BBC Article