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IOPC's death figures: mental health and substance abuse 'key issues'

IOPC Director General said the stats showed a familiar picture of an "over-reliance on the police service" ill-equipped to deal with people whose "needs aren't adequately met by other services".

IOPC's death figures: mental health and substance abuse 'key issues'

Date - 29th July 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
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The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) today (29 July) published its annual report on deaths during or following police contact in 2020/21. The majority of the 92 other deaths the IOPC investigated were people who came into contact with...
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