A report by a committee of MPs today gave a damning verdict on the body that represents rank and file police officers in England and Wales.
The report described the organisation as "less of a Police Federation, more of a soap opera," and said it is in urgent need of reform.
This report is by ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks:
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