15th September 2016

On 17 August 2016 the Police Watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), reported that a Police Officer would face misconduct action as a result of an investigation by the IPCC into how allegations of abuse at a Birmingham Nursing Home were dealt with.

Allegations of abuse were made to the Police after the family of an elderly woman in a Nursing Home installed a covert camera in her room.  This led to a man receiving a caution for common assault.

The IPCC considered whether the Police had engaged appropriately with the victim’s family before the caution was issued and whether it was right for a caution to be issued in the circumstances.  The IPCC recommended that a Police Constable had a case to answer for misconduct in relation to her actions.

Blog by Richard Hardy, Partner