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Police Reform Act 2002

Paragraph 5: Duties of the Commission on references under paragraph 4

74.Where a complaint has been referred by an appropriate authority to the Commission under paragraph 4, the Commission will have a duty to determine whether or not that complaint is to be investigated. If it determines that it is not necessary for that complaint to be investigated, the Commission may refer it back for the appropriate authority to deal with under paragraph 6. In such a case, the Commission must notify the complainant and, providing there is no prejudice to any investigation, notify the person complained against.

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