20 Feb 2013

More openness in reporting from IPCA

2:57 pm on 20 February 2013

The number of reports released publicly by the Independent Police Conduct Authority is set to increase.

Chairperson Sir David Carruthers has told a select committee that public interest is shifting toward a demand for more openness in the way the authority operates.

Sir David says the shift in public interest indicates that the public is better served knowing what its money is spent on.

He says all cases will be treated differently; sometimes a summary of what was found or the recommendations will be made public, while in other cases a full report will be put on the authority's website.

Sir David also told the committee the authority is to make several changes to the way it operates as it tries to speed up its reporting, including restructuring its office.

He said he believes the authority should also have the power to initiate its own investigations.