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The investigative duty and ‘historic’ allegations – when is the duty engaged?

In the same week that Dominic Raab unveiled his proposals for a new Bill of Rights, Parliament’s intent when it enacted the existing human rights framework has also been the subject of scrutiny by the Supreme Court. In the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) (Nos 1, 2 and 3) [2021] […]

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Police Conduct Regulations 2012. Home Office Guidance 2012

Circular 023/2012: changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct Home Office circular 023/2012 covers changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct and unsatisfactory performance. misconduct-perform-attendance.doc Purpose The purpose of this circular is to inform you of new legislation and associated guidance […]

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Police Conduct Regulations 2012. Home Office Guidance 2014

Circular 012/2014: changes to Home Office guidance on police misconduct, unsatisfactory performance and attendance management procedures This circular announces updated Home Office guidance on police officer misconduct, unsatisfactory performance and attendance management procedures. This circular replaces 023/212: changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct and unsatisfactory performance. Changes […]

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When complaints must be referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct

In R (Rose) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2021] EWHC 875 (Admin), a businessman successfully challenged a decision not to refer his complaint to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) under the mandatory referral criteria. The High Court concluded that the chief constable  had failed to review the conduct alleged and consider whether, if […]

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