Police Accountability a Failure in UK, Study Says. What Can America Learn?


English Police in Blackpool

Local police authorities in the UK, the bodies tasked with setting the strategic direction of police forces and holding them to account, are not fit for purpose, new study says. The report, compiled by, yes minister a politically neutral public affairs think tank,police authorities tend to defer to chief constables on important issues and lack the right knowledge and training to properly investigate matters that come to their attention.

A proposal currently before Parliament to directly elect 'police and crime commissioners' in 2012, is not a satisfactory solution, researchers contend.

Read the report here.

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