Susannah Stevens instructed to represent two Metropolitan Police officers, Inspector M and PC R, facing a gross misconduct hearing

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.

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