What is the role of the IOPC?
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales. They investigate the most serious matters, including deaths following police contact, and set the standards by which the police should handle complaints. They use learning from their work to influence changes in policing.
They are independent, and make decisions entirely independently of the police and government.
Find out more at policeconduct.gov.uk
What they investigate
Details of what the IOPC investigate can be found on their website - What we investigate and next steps