R (on the application of Ramsden) v Independent Police Complaints Commission

Police – Complaint against police. The police had declined to take action following the claimant's complaint of assault by police. The defendant Independent Police Complaints Commission (the IPCC) rejected his appeal. The claimant sought judicial review of the IPCC's decision on the ground that the decision not to direct statements to be obtained from two witnesses had been unreasonable. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the IPCC's decision not to seek witness statements had been one which had been reasonably and fairly open, and had not been irrational.

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