A better system to investigate police-related deaths

When someone dies as a result of actions by police, there is a strong public interest in getting to the truth of what happened, finding out whether police acted appropriately and learning how future deaths and injury might be prevented in the future.

It’s crucial that affected families and the general public have confidence in the impartiality and effectiveness of investigations into police-related deaths.

Victoria needs a policing system that builds community confidence.

We should establish an independent, civilian-led body that conducts investigations into police-related deaths. Variations on this model have been successfully implemented in New Zealand, Canada, the UK and Northern Ireland.

 

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