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11 Dealing with the Police - updated version available September 16
9. The result of your complaint
At the end of all the investigations, the police or the IPCC write a report about it. They will send you the report, although this might not be straight away if sending it to you would interfere with any prosecution or disciplinary action against the officer you are complaining about.
If the investigating police officer or the IPCC uphold (agree with) your complaint, the report will be used to decide what should happen next.
If the IPCC or the investigating police officer thinks that the officer you complained about may have committed a crime, they should ask the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether to prosecute the officer. If the Crown Prosecution Service are not involved, or after they have finished dealing with the case, the police will decide whether to:
Whoever investigates your complaint, you should be told regularly about how the investigation is going, and what happens to the officer you have complained against after the investigation.
If you disagree with the result of your complaint
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Liberty.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: August 2017
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