Protesters have called for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to be replaced with a new body. They demonstrated outside the central London office of the IPCC, which they claim is dominated by former police officers.
Campaign4Justice claims the IPCC failed to deal with their cases fairly. The IPCC accepted “the current system does not always meet the needs of the public”.
Commons Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz has said they will hold an inquiry into the powers and future of the police watchdog.
Campaigners say a third of the watchdog’s investigators are former police officers, and therefore “there is no independence in it”.