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Time limit on police conduct investigations

EDM (Early Day Motion) 136: tabled on 27 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that justice delayed is justice denied; further notes the incredible work of police officers in ensuring the safety of this House and in communities in every constituency; notes the right of members of the public to make complaints against individual officers where perceived wrongdoing has occurred; recognises the damage a lengthy and un-ending investigation can have on the health and well-being of individual officers, their families and colleagues and the incredible cost to the taxpayer of salaries of officers under investigation who very often are found to be innocent; recognises the need for investigations to be conducted in a comprehensive but the most efficient way possible; supports the Police Federation of England and Wales Time Limits Campaign for the need for a limit on the length of time an investigation can take, save for the most exceptional circumstances; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation establishing a time limit on these investigations as a matter of urgency.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.