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Police (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Reference of other matters to Commission

8.—(1) The appropriate authority may refer to the Commission any matter which—

(a)appears to the appropriate authority to indicate that a member of the police force may have committed a criminal offence or an offence against discipline; and

(b)is not the subject of a complaint, if it appears to the appropriate authority that it ought to be referred by reason—

(i)of its gravity; or

(ii)of exceptional circumstances.

(2) The Secretary of State or the Police Authority may refer to the Commission any matter which—

(a)appears to the Secretary of State or the Authority to indicate that a member of the police force may have committed a criminal offence or an offence against discipline; and

(b)is not the subject of a complaint, if it appears to the Secretary of State or the Authority that it is desirable in the public interest that the Commission should supervise the investigation of the matter.

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