The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is aware of the Home Secretary's intention to request that the Commission produce a report of its experience of investigating corruption in the police service – as announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon (Wednesday 13th July).
Under the Police Reform Act 2002 the Home Secretary has the power to commission reports from the IPCC on matters that arise from the IPCC having exercised their function – ie reporting on information gleaned from day to day IPCC work – including investigations, referrals and learning the lessons.
Len Jackson, interim Chair of the IPCC said "We welcome the Home Secretary's decision to commission a report from the IPCC on its experience to date of investigating police corruption. At this time of such public concern, it is right for the Commission, to report to the Home Secretary, Parliament and the public on evidence derived from our investigations and to identify any wider lessons for the police service”.
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