If Nick Clegg is serious about civil liberties, and for the nation as a whole to have confidence in the Police, they cannot be seen to be above the law. The IPCC are an ineffective organisation and need to be disbanded and replaced with truly independent organisation that has some real teeth, and investigates and prosecutes corrupt and violent Police Officers. The CPS are too close to the Police and cannot be trusted to act in an impartial manner.
Once more, an innocent man has died after being clearly assaulted by the Police (caught on countless cameras), and no action is taken by the IPCC or the CPS, who have dragged their feet to ensure that the officer involved doesn't even face a charge of common assault. How many more have to die before we see a Police Officer in the dock? The IPCC are ineffective as they have no real teeth, and the CPS seem very loathe to charge blatantly corrupt and violent Police Officers. A truly independent body that investigates and decides on charges is now required.