Michael Lockwood Head of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) - Martin McGartland request
16 November 2017
Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,
Michael Lockwood will become head of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) when it takes over from the IPCC in January.
I would like to know.
1. What will happen regards outstanding independent investigations that have not already been concluded. Will those cases be dealt with and or taken over by Michael Lockwood and IOPC?
2. I understand that the IOPC will have no commissioners, and Mr Lockwood will ultimately be accountable for individual casework decisions. When, what date, will all present IPCC Commissioners cease being responsible for IPCC cases and decisions?
3. Will any of the present Commissioners (Cindy Butts, Derrick Campbell, Mary Cunneen, Carl Gumsley and Jennifer Izekor) be re-employed by IOPC and or take up any new roles? If they will, please supply full details.
4. Will any of the present Commissioners be paid any type of payments, for whatever reasons, over and above their normal salaries as a result of the change, i.e. from IPCC to IOPC? If they will, please supply full details, all amouts, reasons for all, any payments?
5. I understand there will also be a government-appointed board which will provide independent support, oversight and challenge to Mr Lockwood. What are the contact details of that board and also the names of all members?
6. What powers, if any, will Michael Lockwood have, when in office, to investigate past alleged corruption, serious failures and or abuses of power by IPCC staff and Commissioners where complaints are made by members of public?
7. How many complaints during past 3 years, both recorded and non-recorded, have been made against Commissioner;
a: Cindy Butts?
b: Derrick Campbell?
c: Mary Cunneen?
d: Carl Gumsley?
e: Jennifer Izekor?
I would expect the IPCC to be both open and transparent when dealing with, answering this request.
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