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Police Reform Act 2002

Paragraph 11: Recording etc. of conduct matters in other cases

89.A conduct matter is described in section 12(2) as a matter that has not been the subject of a complaint but is one which indicates that a person serving with the police may have committed a criminal offence or whose conduct may justify the bringing of disciplinary proceedings.

90.Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) provide that where a conduct matter comes to the attention of the appropriate authority and it appears to have resulted in the death of or serious injury to any person, or had an adverse effect on a member of the public, or is of a description specified in regulations, it will have a duty to record the matter.

91.Where a conduct matter has been recorded, sub-paragraph (3) requires the appropriate authority to determine if it is to be referred, either compulsorily or voluntarily, to the Commission under paragraph 13. If the conduct matter is not referred to the Commission, the appropriate authority may deal with it at its own discretion.

92.Sub-paragraph (4) prevents a conduct matter from entering the system if it has been or is being dealt with satisfactorily by means of criminal or disciplinary proceedings.

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