WATCH: Ipid cases under scrutiny

Expose reveals police watchdog Ipid may have closed cases prematurely. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - An expose has revealed that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate may have closed cases prematurely to decrease their workload and inflate performance statistics.

Parliament now wants to review IPID's annual reports from 2012.

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The public relies on organisations like Ipid to help hold police accountable but who watches the watchdogs?

“Anyone who has time to read my expose will note that very much of it is dedicated to unpacking the woes within Ipid and the very difficult job that they have investigating the police with the very limited capacity and resources that they have,” said Viewfinder journalist Daneel Knoetze.

“So we have got two things happening here, a massive caseload and a performance target which is based on quantity over quality. We have underfunding and understaffing happening.”

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is expected to give a final report on the premature closure of cases. Courtesy #DStv403

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