Nottinghamshire Police has been placed under investigation tonight over cops’ contact with with Valdo Calocane before he killed three people.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has started an investigation into complaints about that issue as well as their handling of the murder investigation after his rampage in Nottingham in June last year.
It follows a voluntary referral by the force of complaints they have received from the victims’ families.
The complaints allege there were flaws in the handling of the murder investigation and missed opportunities by police to prevent the deaths.
Allegations have also been made in respect of the non-execution of an outstanding warrant for Calocane’s arrest prior to the killings, and concerns raised about Nottinghamshire Police’s communication with the families.
IOPC Director of Operations, Steve Noonan, said: ‘Our sympathies are with the families of Barnaby Webber, Grace O’Malley-Kumar, and Ian Coates, and everyone else affected by the tragic events which took place on June 13 last year.
‘We have now decided to investigate complaints made about Nottinghamshire Police’s involvement with Valdo Calocane. Along with this we are investigating the actions and decisions of Leicestershire Police, which we announced last week.’