1. Paragraph 137 of the Government Programme 2015-2019 refers to the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints Commission presided by a former Judge of the Supreme Court to ensure that fundamental human rights of citizens are respected.
2. The Independent Police Complaints Commission Act was passed in the National Assembly on 19 July 2016 and thereafter proclaimed on 09 April 2018.
3. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) became operational as from 09 April 2018 and is located on the 4th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, SSR Street, Port Louis.
4. Prior to the establishment of the IPCC, complaints against the Police were handled at the level of the Police Complaints Division of the National Human Rights Commission.
5. The Commission is a body corporate, which in the discharge of its functions and exercise of its powers, is not subjected to the direction or control of any person or authority.
OBJECTIVE OF THE INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION
The objective of the IPCC is to investigate into complaints made against police officers in the discharge of their functions, other than complaints of acts of corruption or money laundering offences.