Latest custody digest published
Advice from an IPCC official on how to avoid deaths in custody and preview on new professional practice feature in the October edition.
By - Jack Sommers - Police Oracle
The new custody digest is published today (October 18) – and features a comprehensive round up of news and information about the discipline.
In the October issue, Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley describes what we can expect from the custody Authorised Professional Practice, which is due to be in place next year.
The Metropolitan Police Federation has concerns about the new system for managing custody suites and has complained to the Health and Safety Executive.
In addition, custody officers from across England and Wales have gathered at a Police Federation seminar to hear about the latest developments in their discipline.
They heard the head of investigations at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – former custody sergeant Moir Stewart – give his thoughts on what sergeants can do to cut the risk of a death in custody.
A coroner also implored forces to be more proactive at inquests into custody deaths, claiming forces are “not very good” at putting forward evidence that can help those outside the service understand the discipline.
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