R (on the application of BURKE) (Claimant) v INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (Defendant) & COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (Interested Party) (2013)

PUBLISHED December 10, 2013

[2013] EWHC 4119 (Admin)

Where the Independent Police Complaints Commission had referred a complaint to the police for investigation instead of performing the investigation itself, it had been entitled to refuse to reconsider that decision even though an internal report expressed concern about the fairness of the chosen procedure. The particular complaint had been through both a complaints investigation and a judicial review process, and the commission had been entitled, if not obliged, to conclude that the matter had therefore been conclusively determined.

QBD (Admin) (Wilkie J)