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Who can make a complaint

You can make a complaint if you are a member of the public who:

  • Has been the victim of misconduct by a person serving with the police. Misconduct could include a police officer or member of police staff being rude to you or using excessive force. It could also include unlawful arrest or an abuse of your rights
  • Was present when the misconduct took place, or close enough to see or hear the misconduct, and as a result suffered loss, damage, distress or inconvenience, or was put in danger or at risk
  • Is a friend or relative of the victim of the alleged misconduct, distressed by the effects of the incident on the victim
  • Has witnessed the alleged misconduct
  • Is acting on behalf of any of the above. Please note that if you would like someone to make a complaint on your behalf, you must give them your consent in writing unless they are from a body such as a Citizens Advice Bureau.
 

 

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