In August 2016 the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) made a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in relation to concerns over the management of local misconduct investigations by two officers on Kensington and Chelsea Borough.
Kensington and Chelsea Borough had noticed irregularities in a number of complaints and conduct matters previously dealt with by its Professional Standards unit.
The matter was referred to the DPS who in turn referred it to the IPCC. On 18 August 2016 the MPS was informed the IPCC would independently investigate the matter as gross misconduct.
Two officers, who no longer work on the unit, were placed on restricted duties on 16 November 2016.
Officers from Kensington and Chelsea Borough are co-operating fully with the IPCC investigation, and it would be inappropriate for the MPS to discuss anything further whilst there is an active IPCC investigation.