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IPCC publishes research into police use of force

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have this week published the results of research carried out in the use of force by police across England, built on analysis of public complaints recorded by the police, cases that the IPCC has been involved with, and research into the perceptions and experiences of members of the public, police personnel, and other stakeholders.

Based on the findings, a number of recommendations have been made, designed to improve how force is used, recorded, monitored and scrutinised. These recommendations are addressed to the police service, the National Police Chiefs Council, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) and can be found in chapter six of the report.

The IPCC have also launched a survey to help gather feedback on the report, and to discover how it is being used. The survey runs until 6 May 2016.

They have also developed a prompt sheet with questions that groups, organisations and members of the public can use in meetings with Chief Constables, senior officers and PCCs to help them find out how forces are responding to the findings of the study.