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

Police – Complaints against police. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant Metropolitan Police Commissioner's appeal against the Divisional Court's declaration that the defendant Independent Police Complaints Commission (the IPCC) was entitled to reopen the investigation into the allegation of the second interested party, D, that he had been strangled by police officers, including the first interested party. As D's pending allegations of racial abuse could not be divided off, the strangulation allegation could not be regarded as concluded, such that the IPCC had been functus officio.

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