Terms of Reference for Part 3: the Carrick case

The Angiolini Inquiry will seek to establish:

  1. An overall timeline of allegations of criminal behaviour and/or misconduct by Carrick, as well as any other relevant police investigations and/or incidents;
  2. The circumstances and decision-making related to his vetting and re-vetting, including whether any potential risks and/or red flags were missed and/or shared;
  3. The extent to which any issues relating to his conduct, performance and/or behaviour, particularly in relation to women, were known and raised by colleagues and investigated (including professional standards and senior leaders);
  4. Any abuse of his police powers, including to intimidate witnesses and/or to create barriers to reporting him to the police;
  5. The impact of police treatment of victims and any related issues of victim engagement on 1-4 above.

The Inquiry will seek to establish these through methods including, but not limited to:

  • Analysis of documentation from relevant forces, including the Metropolitan Police Service, Hertfordshire Constabulary and MOD;
  • Interviews and witness statements;
  • Findings from any relevant Independent Office for Police Conduct investigations or other work.

The Inquiry will keep victims informed of its progress.

The Inquiry shall make recommendations for any immediate steps that policing, and other partners, need to take to address issues arising from this work. The findings made in this Inquiry may also inform the wider considerations of Part 2 of the Angiolini Inquiry.

It shall report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department as soon as practicable, taking into account any ongoing investigations and legal proceedings.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department will publish the report and will have regard to her obligations under the Human Rights Act and her duties in respect of national security before the report is published.