Online Seminar via Zoom
POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN ENGLAND & WALES: THE ROLE OF OVERSIGHT BODIES
Thursday 10 June 2021 | 6-7pm
Announcing the fourth in Doughty Street Chambers’ series of Black Lives Matter virtual events: Police accountability in England & Wales: The role of oversight bodies.
David Lammy MP, Shadow Justice Secretary, renowned campaigner for racial equality, and associate member of Doughty Street Chambers will lead a discussion with Claire Bassett, Deputy Director General, Operations at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (‘IOPC’); and Shamik Dutta, a solicitor specialising in actions against the police at Bhatt Murphy solicitors, a former joint-chairperson of the Police Action Lawyers Group, member of the Advisory Council for Foxglove and a Board Member of the Anti-Racist Alliance Trust. The event will be chaired by barristers, Maya Sikand QC and Fiona Murphy, of Doughty Street Chambers. The panel will explore the role of the IOPC and whether it achieves accountability for police misconduct including more systemic issues such as racism and discrimination; whether or not there is a case for further reform and how to effect change.
Watch the recording below.