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Police Reform Act 2002

Paragraph 20: Restrictions on proceedings pending the conclusion of an investigation

112.Disciplinary proceedings (as defined in section 29(1)) will not be brought against a person serving with the police until the investigation report has been submitted to the Commission or the appropriate authority under paragraph 22. The same will apply to criminal proceedings unless the Director of Public Prosecutions believes that there are exceptional circumstances such as a person being a danger to the public or likelihood of committing further crimes, that make it undesirable to delay.

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