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Independent Office for Police Conduct

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6736, tabled on 8 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL Deb col 1118), whether there is a time limit on the start of misconduct hearings announced by Police and Crime Commissioners; and if not, what plans they have to introduce one.

Answered on

22 March 2022

Police misconduct hearings are dealt with under The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020

This sets out that the Chair of the hearing must ensure that the hearing commences within 100 working days of the date an officer is served with a notice informing them their case is being referred to disciplinary proceedings

This period can be extended at the discretion of the independent Legally Qualified Chair (LQC), where it decides it is in the interests of justice to do so.

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