Its some coincidence that the IPCC released a report claiming that police drivers were sometimes at fault for crashes immediately after a car, which had been pursued by officers, smashed into another on the M4. Too much of a coincidence for me. Perhaps the IPCC has sat on the report until such a time as we had a major crash, thereby maximising the impact of the report and therefore anti-police feeling. The BBC (in league with the IPCC) was at great pains to explain that the number of deaths involving police chases has risen slightly over recent years (44 for last year, I think). Yet at no time did the BBC point out that these officers were in no way responsible for any of the deaths. Rather, we were left to assume that each death was wholly the fault of the plod. The IPCCs website claims: The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively. Surely it would be me reassuring if the IPCC declared that complaints were dealt with fairly.