Police complaints reach record high in England, Wales

New figures show that there were a record number of complaints against police in England and Wales.

 According to the figures from the Independence Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) a total of 37,105 complaint cases were recorded in 2014-15.  The figures, a record high for the second year running, show a 6% rise made in 2013-14.

Most complaints are made for “neglect or failure in duty”.

Meanwhile, the IPCC said a survey made last year revealed public satisfaction following contact with the police was falling, and there was a greater willingness to complain.

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