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NCJ Number: 39360 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY - A REPORT ON THE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Council for Civil Liberties
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Council for Civil Liberties
London, WC1X 9DE, England
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Council for Civil Liberties
186 Kings Cross Road
London, WC1X 9DE,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES' (NCCL) REPORT EXAMINES THE STATE OF CIVIL LIBERTIES IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND RECOMMENDS PROCEDURES FOR STRENGTHENING THEM.
Abstract: PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY (RUC) REPRESENT A SEGMENT OF A BROADER PROBLEM OF CONFIDENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. PART OF THIS COULD BE ALLEVIATED BY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL. SUCH A TRIBUNAL, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, WOULD INVESTIGATE AND ADJUDICATE PUBLIC COMPLAINT AGAINST THE RUC. THE NCCL SEES AUTHORITY FOR SUCH A TRIBUNAL IN A GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER ON NORTHERN IRELAND. FIGURES ON COMPLAINTS INDICATE THAT BY APRIL 1975, 10 OUT OF 3,759 COMPLAINTS MADE UNDER THE 1970 POLICE ACT HAD RESULTED IN CORRECTIONS. THE RUC, THE REPORT SAYS, HAS BEEN SUSPECT BY CATHOLICS--WHO COMPRISE ONLY EIGHT PERCENT OF THE POLICE FORCE--FOR A LONG TIME. ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH A TRIBUNAL WOULD BE A MAJOR STEP IN RESTORING LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE RUC. THE BOOKLET ALSO DESCRIBES HOW SUCH A TRIBUNAL WOULD OPERATE....BS
Index Term(s): Complaints against police; Northern Ireland; Police community relations
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