The Independent Advisory Panel on policing of Protests which was set up by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester has reported its findings today and found no evidence of brutality towardsÂ protesters.
The panel, however well intentioned , is a body working under the police and crime commissioner , and is required to work closely with the police. For example, it submitted this report on the 18.09.2014 to Greater Manchester Police â€œfor final inputâ€.
It, therefore, does not have the independence and credibility which a public inquiry would have say local solicitor Â Simon Pook.
Read copy of full report here :Â http://www.gmpcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ProtestPanel-FrackingReport-Oct-2014.pdf