Erkin Guney

Home Department written question – answered on 11th January 2005.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Mr. Roy Clark, formerly of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has been excluded from participation in, or oversight of, the inquiry into the conduct of the police in relation to the wrongful conviction of Erkin Guney; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Roy Clarke is the present Director of Investigations at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and I am advised that he has not participated in any way in the investigation into the conduct of the police in relation to the conviction of Erkin Guney.

The IPCC has advised that it will always take care to avoid the involvement of any Commissioner or member of staff in a case on its behalf who has had previous involvement in cases which might raise a conflict of interest.

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