South Wales Police says it is has provided the IPCC with a 'comprehensive response' to its investigation, setting out the actions that the force intends to take. It says it hopes that through the IPCC it has been able to start to 'rebuild some level of trust and confidence with the victim.'
It is clear that we did not provide the victim in this case and her children with the care and protection that she needed at a critical time and we are sincerely sorry for that.
Over recent years we have worked incredibly hard to improve our response to incidents of domestic abuse and whilst this has come too late to support the victim in this case, we have good evidence that it is providing a much improved response to victims of domestic abuse now, helping to keep them safe.
The force says that as a result of the IPCC investigations, an officer is facing misconduct proceedings and performance failings with three police staff and a further officer are being addressed.
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