Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of GRAEME REYNOLDS) (Appellant) v INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (Respondent) & CHIEF CONSTABLE OF SUSSEX (Interested Party) (2008)

PUBLISHED October 22, 2008

[2008] EWCA Civ 1160

The Independent Police Complaints Commission had the power and the duty to investigate cases of serious injuries in police custody; in carrying out its investigations the IPCC was under a duty to determine whether the conduct of the police had caused the injury and that was not possible without evaluating any evidence that indicated an alternative cause which included any possible cause which might have occurred before police contact.

CA (Civ Div) (Ward LJ, Longmore LJ, Jackson LJ)