Thames Valley Police to hold misconduct hearings in public

What about the Youth?

Source: The IPCC
published: 12 May 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has directed Thames Valley Police to hold a misconduct hearing for five officers in public following the death of Habib Ullah in July 2008.

In August 2014 the IPCC announced that its investigation found a case to answer for gross misconduct against five Thames Valley police officers.

After the inquest concluded and following a mandatory consultation with interested parties, IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori has concluded that the high level of public interest; the gravity and seriousness of the case; and the need for transparency mean the full misconduct hearing should be held in public. Thames Valley Police were consulted and were also in favour of a public hearing.

Mr Liguori commented: “I have given careful consideration to all of the representations made, both those in favour, and those opposed to this course of action.

“The focus of this disciplinary hearing will be on the testimony of the five officers following Mr Ullah’s death.  The purpose of holding a disciplinary hearing in public is to maintain confidence in the police complaints system.”

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