An assessment worth reporting on is to be found in the latest term-end report of the IPOA: While the Independent Policing Oversight Authority claims that it diligently investigates suspected cases of Police misbehaviour, its investigations stops where the Police does not cooperate.
On page 93 of the report the IPOA writes:
Non-cooperation by the National Police Service has been one of the vastest challenges the Authority has faced. Notwithstanding numerous engagements with the NPS, the Authority has incessantly found itself in difficult circumstances to complete investigation cases due to lack of cooperation by the Service.
Suggestion for Media Follow-Up
Why not invite the IPOA to present specific examples to the media and answer the question what should be done to force the police to comply?