IPCC accept failings in ‘totally under-resourced’ investigation in case of Rachael and Auden Slack

The IPCC has published a review of its investigation into the police handling of events leading to the domestic homicide of Rachael Slack and her two year old son Auden. It found a number of inadequacies in relation to the original IPCC investigation, which concluded there were no failings by the police. An inquest found that police failings had contributed to the deaths and this triggered the IPCC review of its original investigation.

Sarah Ricca, solicitor for the family of Rachael and Auden Slack, said:

“The IPCC’s review shows how wrong investigations can go when conducted solely on paper. It shows the importance of public hearings, like inquests, to get to the truth of how the state fails women facing domestic abuse.”

Rachael and Auden’s family are calling for a public inquiry into state failings on domestic violence. Support their call here.

Read more about the IPCC review here and here.