|What is a special case hearing.|
|A special case hearing, also known as fast track procedures rely on 'incontravertible evidence'.|
The special case procedures can only be used if the appropriate authority certifies the case as a special case, having determined that the 'special conditions' are satisfied or if the IPCC has given a direction under paragraph 20H(7) of Schedule 3 to the Police Reform Act 2002.
The 'special conditions' are that -
Even where the criteria for special cases are met there may be circumstances where it would not be appropriate to certify the case as a special case, for instance, where to do so might prematurely alert others (police officers or non-police officers) who are, or may be, the subject of an investigation.
|Category: MISCONDUCT, Last Updated: 15-07-2012 |