Jan 14, 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been assessing a referral from Nottinghamshire Police in relation to the collapse of a trial of six environmental protestors at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (10.1.11).
The IPCC has decided to undertake an independent investigation into the alleged failure by Nottinghamshire Police to disclose relevant material to the Crown Prosecution Service in this case.
Discussions are ongoing with other bodies as to any further involvement of the IPCC in other enquiries resulting from this case.
IPCC Commissioner Amerdeep Somal said: “We have now assessed the referral from Nottinghamshire Police of a specific issue around disclosure relating to this high-profile case. After assessment, I have decided we will look independently at whether Nottinghamshire Police met their obligations under relevant procedures to disclose evidence to the CPS in this case.”
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Mark Pearson, IPCC Interim Head of News