11/10/2013

IPCC Seeks Judicial Review Of Metropolitan Police's Handling Of Complaint Investigations

The Independent Police Complaits Commission has filed papers at the High Court in London seeking a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police’s failure to comply with its statutory duties in relation to complaints regarding its use of police powers under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair said: "The IPCC is challenging the MPS’s handling of these complaints, including its delay in investigating, its failure to investigate the reasons for stops and its failure to provide reports and background documents to the IPCC.

"The Metropolitan Police's repeated delay and reluctance to comply has left us with no option but to take this matter to the High Court to resolve the position once and for all.

"It's wholly unsatisfactory that the IPCC is denied answers to the questions complainants raise about the Metropolitan Police's use of this power and that the IPCC is prevented from carrying out its statutory role."

(CD/IT)

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