The complainant requested information relating to the alleged investigation of a named police officer. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (the ‘IOPC’) refused to confirm or deny that the requested information was held, citing section 40(5B)(a)(i) (personal information) of FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the IOPC was not obliged to confirm or deny whether it held the requested information in accordance with section 40(5B)(a)(i) of FOIA. The Commissioner does not require the IOPC to take any steps as a result of this notice.
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