Police: Homicide

Home Office written question – answered on 24th December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Harris of Richmond Baroness Harris of Richmond Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what powers the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was able to recommend the suspension of a police officer while a homicide investigation is carried out, and whether Her Majesty’s Government are aware of whether any consultations took place between the IPCC and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis beforehand.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The IPCC’s decision making processes are independent of the Government. As this is an ongoing IPCC criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate for the Home Office to comment further. This is a matter for the IPCC and the IPCC has indicated that it will respond to Baroness Harris directly. Interactions between the IPCC and police forces in respect of an investigation are a matter for those bodies.

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