Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
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Independent investigation into allegations a then West Yorkshire officer ‘acted on behalf’ of Jimmy Savile

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun an independent investigation in relation to the alleged actions of a former inspector with West Yorkshire Police. The allegations refer to then officer having ‘acted on behalf’ of Jimmy Savile by inappropriately contacting Surrey Police ahead of a police interview in 2009.

The investigation follows a direction from the IPCC to West Yorkshire Police to record and refer the conduct of the former inspector, identified in a Surrey Police report as ‘Inspector 5’.We hope to announce decisions shortly in relation to a further referral from West Yorkshire Police arising from its Operation Newgreen report, and in relation to information supplied by a number of other forces. This follows our earlier request to forces to review material they hold to establish whether there are any conduct matters in respect of police officers which should be referred to the IPCC.

We have been assessing information, to determine whether there are any matters requiring IPCC investigation, supplied by the following forces: West Yorkshire, Metropolitan Police Service, Surrey, Sussex, GMP, Lancashire, Thames Valley, North Yorkshire and Cheshire.

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