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You are here: Home Investigating corruption Police oversight Police-related deaths CCC oversight of police-related deaths
You are here: Home Investigating corruption Police oversight Police-related deaths CCC oversight of police-related deaths

CCC oversight of police-related deaths

In the event of a death in police custody or a death which occurs in the course or as a result of a police operation, the CCC has an oversight role in relation to the subsequent police investigation.

This function is recognised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) established in 2015 between the CCC, the Coroner and the QPS to enhance cooperative arrangements for the reporting and investigation of police-related deaths, and to ensure that the community can be confident that investigations are expeditious, independent, impartial and rigorous.

The QPS is required to inform and brief the CCC about such an incident as soon as practicable. The CCC may decide to attend an incident to ascertain if there is any concern about the circumstances which led to the death.

In the event that the CCC forms a view that the death involved suspected corruption by police, the CCC may commence an investigation into the allegations or continue to closely monitor the police investigation.

Last updated: 05 April 2018

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