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Factually inaccurate press release

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Dear Independent Office for Police Conduct,

https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/recomme...

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/6...

The following two statements contradict each other regarding telemetry could you confirm the press release is truthful as Lancashire Constabulary are stating no vehicles they own have this ability it appears worryingly that your press release contains falsehoods regarding your recovering of data form a fatal crash.

My question is during this investigation did your officers recover data from the police car via onboard telemetry or is the press release factually inaccurate?

Regards
Carl Robinson

Yours faithfully,

carl robinson

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Dear Mr Robinson
 
Thank you for your email in which you refer to the response to your FOIA
request to Lancashire Constabulary and the IOPC’s investigation summary
concerning a fatal collision in Lancashire in 2018. 
 
We have contacted Lancashire Constabulary to clarify this issue and do not
agree that our summary is contradicted by their FOIA response to you
regarding telematics.
 
The data collected for the IOPC investigation was recorded on an Incident
Data Recorder (IDR) fitted to the police vehicle. IDRs capture data
relating to an incident. This can be activated by the officer pressing a
button in the vehicle, or activated by the system due to a collision or
harsh incident. Either way, the IDR captures roughly 30 seconds of data
prior to the incident. The data collected relates to speed (acceleration
and deceleration), movement of the vehicle (either to the left or right),
and use of auxiliaries (lights, sirens, indicators). IDRs do not record
data relating to where a vehicle has been or how fast it has travelled
throughout its journey.
 
Telematics may record similar data in various ways. However, telematics
can, depending on the individual system, record other data about entire
journeys, including roads travelled on, speeds, fuel use and when the
vehicle was in use. IDRs do not record this type of data. Different
telematics systems vary in the types of data they collect.  
 
Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed that at the time of the incident
(September 2018) no telematics devices were fitted to their vehicles and
it continues to be the case that they fit only IDRs to their vehicles as
standard.
 
The IOPC published summary says “We reviewed data recorded by the police
vehicle”. This refers to the data recorded by the IDR, as this was the
type of system fitted to the vehicle, and was the source of the data
considered under our investigation.
 
We note from the ‘WhatDoTheyKnow’ web site that your request to Lancashire
Constabulary of 6 May asked “Could you confirm if marked police vehicles
are fitted with speed and location tracking?”. Their response was:
“Lancashire Constabulary do not fit telematics or speed and location
tracking devices to marked police vehicles”.   This is correct because
IDRs are fitted to their police vehicles but telematics devices are not.
 
We hope this clarifies the distinction between the two different systems
which provide data about vehicle use.
 
In answer to your specific question the IOPC recovered data from the
police vehicle involved in this incident but this was not from a
telematics device. Therefore, the IOPC statement is accurate and is not
contradicted by the FOIA response you received from Lancashire
Constabulary. 
 
Please quote our request reference 1008434 in any further correspondence.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Team
Independent Office for Police Conduct
PO Box 473
Sale
M33 0BW
0300 020 0096
 
Find out how we handle your personal data [1]on our website.
 
[2]www.policeconduct.gov.uk 
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