IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers
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Owers: 'Police need to be clear about the boundaries'

An official report has identified more than fifty cases where police officers and staff have allegedly sexually assaulted or tried to form relationships with members of the public they should have been helping.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the police service in England and Wales should consider drawing up a code of conduct to prevent officers abusing their position of trust.

The report followed an officer being jailed for life for sex attacks.

Dame Anne Owers, the chairwoman of the IPCC, told BBC News that police officers needed to be clear about the boundaries when offering support to vulnerable people.

  • 20 Sep 2012
  • From the section UK