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Deaths during or following police contact

Our annual statistics report on deaths during or following police contact for England and Wales 2021/2.

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Deaths during or following police contact

Contact us

Find out more about how you can get in touch with us (via telephone, email, post or text relay). You can also learn more about how to order our publications, contact our teams for more information, and how to provide feedback about our staff or service.

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What we investigate

We investigate the most serious and sensitive incidents and allegations involving the police. Find out more about what happens during an IOPC investigation and the different possible outcomes.

What we investigate

Key areas of work

Some areas of policing are particularly important to learn from. Read more about our research and the investigations we do that help provide a unique insight into policing of these areas.

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Our performance

Find out more about our performance in delivering timely and high-quality investigations.

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Latest news

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the death of a man in custody at Merthyr Tydfil on 21 September.James Barnes, 45, was stopped by South Wales Police officers on suspicion of drugs offences at arou...
A former Essex Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will appear in court next week to face allegations he conducted unauthorised searches on police systems, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Condu...
A West Mercia Police officer has been acquitted today of assault causing actual bodily harm on Dalian Atkinson, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).A jury found PC Mary Ellen Bettley-Smi...

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