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Recommendations made after investigation


The Commission may, in considering whether or not to conduct, continue or discontinue an investigation, have regard to such matters as it considers appropriate, including whether or not in its view:
 
o    the complaint may not, in the first place, be resolved through conciliation;
o    the subject matter of the investigation is trivial; or
o    the complaint is frivolous, vexatious or not made in good faith.
On the completion of an investigation, if the Commission find that an offence has or may have occurred, it may, where appropriate, refer the matter to –
(i) the Director of Public Prosecutions, with a recommendation that the police officer be prosecuted for a criminal offence;
(ii) the Disciplined Forces Service Commission, with a recommendation that disciplinary proceedings, or such other action as the Commission considers desirable, be taken against the police officer;
(iii) the Attorney-General, with a recommendation that the complainant or his representative be paid such compensation or granted such relief as the Attorney-General may deem appropriate.
The Commission shall also transmit a certified copy of the report of the investigation, together with its observations and recommendations, to the relevant authority.