The IOPC today replaces the Independent Police Complaints Commission Commission. The Home Office has stated that the IOPC will have the powers to:

- initiate its own investigations without relying on a force to record and refer a particular case for investigation;

- reopen cases it has closed where there are compelling reasons, such as new evidence;

- increase its independence from the police by abolishing ‘managed’ and ‘supervised’ investigations;

- investigate all disciplinary investigations against chief officers; and

- present cases against officers in the police disciplinary process when the force disagrees with the IOPC’s findings.

The announcement is here. The website of the IOPC is