IOPC decision relating to Caroline Flack
4 Mar 2020 01:10 PM
Having considered a mandatory referral from the Metropolitan Police (MPS), we decided the matter did not require investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct because there was no indication of a causal link - directly or indirectly - between the actions or omissions of the police and Caroline Flack’s tragic death.
The referral outlined police contact prior to her death.
MPS officers last had contact with Ms Flack on 13 December 2019, when she was in custody, nearly two months before her death.
While in custody on 13 December, officers arranged for her to see a health care professional and relevant policy and procedure was followed to give her further guidance.
On this basis, we have returned this referral to the MPS’ Department for Professional Standards for them to deal with the matter in whatever manner they decide.