IPCC finds case to answer in murder inquiry

Three officers face misconduct hearings after an investigation into their contact with a woman before she was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend.

Nov 13, 2017

Three officers face misconduct hearings after an investigation into their contact with a woman before she was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend. Emma Baum, 22, was murdered in Gwynedd last year by former partner David Davies in an argument over access to his child. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) examined North Wales Police’s response to a call from a member of the public on the morning that her body was found. Investigators also looked into as the force’s contact with her on three previous occasions. They found two officers have cases to answer for misconduct for allegedly failing to respond to concerns raised by Ms Baum’s mother the day before her death. A third officer has been accused of failing to comply with North Wales Police’s domestic violence guidance. A date for the misconduct hearings has not yet been set. An IPCC spokesperson said: “The IPCC investigation concluded in July 2017 and North Wales Police agreed with the investigator’s opinion that the three officers have a case to answer for misconduct. “Further information from the IPCC investigation is expected to be published following the conclusion of the meetings.”

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