A Police complaint is made when an individual approaches the Police force concerned, and most complaints are dealt with by the Police forces internal professional standards department. However, if the complaint is of a more serious nature such as assault of Sexual assault, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will be involved.
If you file a complaint in this way, it is possible that you will receive an apology if the Police officer is found to have carried out misconduct. However, this will not mean that you receive any compensation for the distress which has been caused. Therefore, filing a complaint in this way is different to taking civil legal action against the Police. If you feel that you have been mistreated by the Police and an apology is not good enough, then please get in touch to see how we can assist in obtaining compensation for the pain you were caused.