New guidance which states firearms officers should be separated from each other after a death or serious injury incident have been called into question by the Police Federation. In a draft document published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the watchdog has said it has to keep open the possibility of bringing prosecutions against armed officers and produced guidance that said police should not be allowed to confer before, during or after making their statements about a shooting.
Read the IPCC response to the investigation into conduct of Police Federation representatives over a meeting with Andrew Mitchell MP and the response from West Midlands Police. West Midlands Police Federation will not be passing any comment on this matter.
This is the latest update on the IPCC’s work in relation to the investigations into the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath. Download the PDF document.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to be expanded to deal with all serious complaints against the police, the Home Secretary announced today. The move was revealed as part of series of measures designed to ensure the highest standards of integrity in policing.
Changes to the codes that determine how detainees in England and Wales are treated have been made following successful representations by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Three significant amendments have been made to the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) codes that could help reduce the numbers of deaths and serious injuries in custody. There were 15 deaths during or following police custody during 2011/12.
The number of people who died during or after police contact in the last year has fallen, according to figures released today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).