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THE SECRET POLICEMAN - POLICE COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY SUPERVISED INVESTIGATION BEGINS

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Police Complaints Authority members Anne Boustred and Nicola ...
Police Complaints Authority members Anne Boustred and Nicola

Williams have met with two senior investigators from Greater

Manchester Police to start the inquiry into BBC Television's expose

on police racism, The Secret Policeman.

Greater Manchester Police and North Wales Police have referred the

conduct of officers that served with them for PCA supervision of the

investigation.

The scope of the inquiry was discussed, during the meeting at the

PCA, so that comprehensive terms of reference can be established.

The investigation is likely to include the actions of a trainer, who

has been moved to other duties.

Mrs Boustred said: 'After our meeting with the police investigators,

they met with the BBC and will be arranging for officers to collect

video and other material. I welcome the co-operation that the BBC

has pledged to us.'

Ms Williams commented: 'We fully share the public concerns raised by

the programme. We are pleased to see the positive response from the

Association of Chief Police Officers to learn from it. To assist

them, our investigation will also seek to bring out lessons for the

benefit of the police service as a whole.'

Note

Mrs Boustred supervises investigations into Greater Manchester

Police officers and Ms Williams into officers from North Wales

Police.

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