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Police Reform Act 2002

Paragraph 22: Final reports of investigations

114.This paragraph places a duty on the person appointed to lead any investigation to submit a report at the end of the investigation and it sets out to whom this report should go:

  • after a police investigation, to the appropriate authority;

  • after a supervised investigation, to the Commission with a copy to the appropriate authority;

  • after a managed investigation, to the Commission with a copy to the appropriate authority; and

  • after an investigation by the Commission, to the Commission.

115.Sub-paragraph (4) makes it clear that the person submitting the report shall not be prevented by any obligation of secrecy imposed by any rule of law or anything else from including all matters in his report as he thinks fit. The purpose of this is to ensure that the quality of a report is not reduced as a result of the greater openness achieved by allowing disclosure of a report to the complainant and other interested persons, as provided in paragraphs 23(12) and 24(10) (an interested person is defined by section 21).

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