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7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where a report, complaint or allegation is received by the chief officer which indicates that the conduct of a police officer (other than a senior officer) did not meet the appropriate standard, the case may be referred by him to a police officer, who satisfies the conditions in paragraph (3), to supervise the investigation of the case.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the case arises from a complaint or conduct matter to which paragraph 17, 18 or 19 of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act applies.
(3) The supervising officer shall be—
(a)of at least the rank of chief inspector and at least one rank above that of the officer concerned;
(b)a member of, or a special constable appointed for the area of, the same force as the officer concerned; and
(c)not an interested party.
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