When public trust in the police is tested by complaints of negligence, misconduct and corruption, a strong watchdog is vital to get to the truth: but the IPCC leaves the public frustrated and faithless. The public are bewildered by its continued reliance on the very forces it is investigating. The IPCC investigated just a handful of cases and often arrived at the scene late, when the trail had gone cold. Serious cases involving police corruption or misconduct are left underinvestigated, while the Commission devotes resources to less serious complaints. It is woefully underequipped to supervise the 43 forces of England and Wales, never mind the UKBA, HMRC, NCA and all the private sector agencies involved in policing. It is buried under the weight of poor police investigations and bound by its limited powers. The Committee makes a number of recommendations including: that the Commission should be given a statutory power to require a force to implement its findings and in the most serious cases, the Commission should instigate a qyear on reviewq to ensure that its recommendations have been properly carried out, the Commission should be given a statutory power to require a force to implement its findings and the most serious cases, the Commission should instigate a 'year on review', the Commission's jurisdiction should be extended to cover private sector contractorsEleventh Report of Session 2012-13, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence Great Britain: ... The IPCCa#39;s resources are prioritised between different kinds of cases and, at the moment, the Commission devotes moreanbsp;...
|Title||:||Independent Police Complaints Commission|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2013-02-01|