A Met Police firearms officer who shot himself dead in a stand off with police in Wallington had claimed he “saw dead people” in relation to the killing of Mark Duggan in 2011.
The officer apparently felt guilt connected to the shooting as he “recommend the bullets used” according to his girlfriend.
Tony Hanley was 51 and had been suffering from mental health problems that deteriorated into a breakdown in the three months before his death. He claimed to have be “seeing dead people” in relation to the killing of Duggan but had also reported bullying in the workplace. He had told his doctor of suicidal thoughts the day before he killed himself.
A doctor who had assessed Hanley in 2015 claimed he was suffering from “extreme depression… triggered by long-standing workplace bullying.”
The inquest continues; any updates will be here on GRM Daily.