The officers faced the hearing as a result of an allegation of racial misconduct, made by a fire-fighter following the London riots. The defence disclosure requests unearthed a failure by the IPCC to identify and then disclose key witness details and documents.
Susannah lodged disclosure and abuse of process skeleton arguments. After a week the IPCC withdrew the direction and apologised to the officers. The IPCC Commissioner has now stood down and is the subject to a criminal investigation.
This matter was covered in the Guardian.