The Stalker Affair Author:John Stalker In 1984, John Stalker, Deputy Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Force, was asked to undertake an inquiry into the deaths of six men which took place in Northern Ireland in late 1982. These six men were killed by officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Their deaths produced enormous controversy and allegations that the police ha... more »d a secret but official "shoot to kill" policy against suspected members of the IRA.
Stalkers investigation, although commissioned by the R.U.C., met resistance and obstruction at all levels. After two years, Stalker was abrubtly removed from his job - at the very moment when he was about to gain access to materials which would be highly embarrassing to the R.U.C.
The story of his suspension, attempts to discredit him and his ulimate re-instatement, make eloquent reading.But the political scandal which the affair caused..and the grave damage inflicted on Anglo-Irish relationships - make this one of the most important books published [in 1988]« less