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Police Powers for Designated Staff (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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6.—(1) Where the Ombudsman determines during the course of an investigation under any provision of the 1998 Act that the investigation indicates that the conduct of a designated person did not meet the appropriate standard, the Ombudsman shall immediately notify the Chief Constable, and provide all relevant material, to enable the Chief Constable to consider suspending that person’s designation.

(2) Where the Chief Constable suspends a person’s designation during the course of an investigation under any provision of the 1998 Act, he shall notify the Ombudsman.

(3) Where the Ombudsman is investigating under section 56 of the 1998 Act a complaint against a designated person, or any other matter concerning that person, and that person’s designation has been suspended, the Ombudsman shall—

(a)keep the Chief Constable informed of the progress of that investigation to allow him to consider whether suspension remains appropriate, and

(b)immediately inform the Chief Constable of any matter which indicates that the Chief Constable should reconsider the suspension.

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