In R (Chief Constable West Yorkshire Police) v IPCC & Armstrong  EWHC 2698 the Divisional Court found that an IPCC report, which concluded that a police officer had behaved unlawfully, had gone beyond the statutory ambit for IPCC reports, was unlawful, and so was quashed.
In R (Cubells) v IPCC  EWCA Civ 1292, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal from Simon J’s refusal of a renewed application for permission to claim judicial review of the IPCC’s decision to reject Mr Cubells’ appeal against Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP’s) determination of his complaint.
The IPCC has launched a consultation on the way it investigates deaths during and after contact with police. The IPCC is consulting on a number of issues including how the IPCC investigates:
- deaths in police custody;
- deaths during or following police contact;
- road traffic fatalities;
- fatal shootings;
- apparent suicides following police contact; and
- other deaths following police contact.