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Complaints to Cheshire Police top 400
1:00pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
MORE than 400 complaints were made against Cheshire Police last year, according to figures released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The 421 complaints featured 721 allegations in total in 2011/2012, down 12 per cent compared to the previous year.
There were 71 appeals over decisions on complaints made by Cheshire Police.
The appeals included 53 over how the force dealt with a complaint investigation, and 10 over the force's failure to record a complaint. Of those, 16 were upheld.
Nationally, there were a total of 6,339 appeals from complainants made to the IPCC, up three per cent.
Dame Anne Owers, chairman of the IPCC, said: "It is of concern that not only has there been an increase in the number of appeals to the IPCC from those dissatisfied with the way their complaint was handled; there has also been a considerable increase in the proportion of appeals that we uphold.
"All chief constables should take personal interest in the findings of this report.”