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Committee questions IOPC, NPCC and HM Inspector of Constabulary on police complaints system

18 May 2021

The Home Affairs Committee completes its inquiry into police conduct and complaints when it takes evidence from the IOPC Director General, Michael Lockwood and members of its Executive Team, and representatives of the National Police Chiefs' Council and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.


Wednesday 19 May

At 9.30am

Panel 1

  • Matt Parr, HM Inspector of Constabulary, HMICFRS
  • CC Craig Guildford, NPCC Complaints and Misconduct Lead

Panel 2

  • Michael Lockwood, IOPC Director General
  • Claire Bassett, IOPC Deputy Director General, Operations
  • Kathie Cashell, IOPC Director, Strategy and Impact

Purpose of the session

The session will examine the impact of recent reforms to the police conduct and complaints system since their implementation in February 2020 from the perspective of some of the key bodies tasked with overseeing them. This is likely to include the impact they have had in securing public trust, as well as improving the experience of those who go through the process, whether complainants, police personnel or family members.

The Committee is also likely to question HM Inspector of Constabulary on its independent reports into lessons learned from Operation Midland and the policing of the Sarah Everard vigil at Clapham Common on 13 March.

Further information

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