Independent Police Complaints Commission

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SuccessorIndependent Office for Police Conduct
FormationApril 2004
Extinction8 January 2018
Parent organizationUK/Home Office
SubpageIndependent Police Complaints Commission/Chairman

The Independent Police Complaints Commission was a group interested in complaints about the UK police. It was succeeded in January 2018 by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

Lana Vandenberghe‎ was dismissed after leaking documents to ITN because she was unhappy with the story told by commercially-controlled media about the manner of Jean Charles de Menezes' demise. At the inquest into his death, Steve Reynolds from the IPCC "said no [CCTV] footage was recorded for a variety of reasons". On the bus, excessive vibrations meant that cameras were not working. At Stockwell Tube station, a workman had stepped on a cable, preventing recording of any the cameras on platform two. He reported that no footage was available from the underground train in de Menezes he was killed because the recording unit had been removed as part of the inquiry into the July 7 attacks.[1] This pattern of missing CCTV footage is not an exceptional one.

Police Action Lawyers Group resignations

In February 2008 over a hundred lawyers who specialise in handling police complaints resigned from its advisory body, citing various criticisms of the IPCC including a pattern of favouritism towards the police, indifference and rudeness towards complainants, and complaints being rejected in spite of apparently powerful evidence in their support.[2]


A document sourced from Independent Police Complaints Commission

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateDescription
File:02 08 07 ipcc stockwell.pdfreportJean Charles de MenezesJuly 2007Stockwell two, the second report into the handling and dissemination of information by the Metropolitan Police Service to the Press, following the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes.


  2. Davies, Nick (25 February 2008). "Crisis at police watchdog as lawyers resign" – via The Guardian.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").