Office for Police Conduct,
I have made a complaint to Devon & Cornwall police which meets the mandatory requirement for them to refer the complaint to you, but because there is a culture of corruption with Devon and Cornwall police the complaint has not been referred to you.
Under the FOI act can you provide me with your policy for the responsibility you have when a complaint meets the criteria for a mandatory referral to the OPC and the responsibilities of a police force who must make the referral if it meets the mandatory referral criteria.
Efficiently having a mandatory referral policy to refer complaints which forces ignore and the OPC has no legal power to make forces refer mandatory complaints to the OPC is evidence that the OPC is not fit for purpose and the OPC should be wound up as an organisation and the OPC powers transferred to the courts / judicatory to oversee. Judges who are impartial should oversee the complaints process not the OPC
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