A security guard told police to re-investigate a complaint by Caroline Flack’s mother, who said her daughter was treated differently because she was famous.
The presenter was facing prosecution for assaulting her boyfriend when she took his own life in February 2020.
The medical examiner ruled that she committed suicide after learning that prosecutors would continue to charge of assault because of an incident with her friend Lewis Burton.
The CPS wanted to warn Flack
The IOPC told Sky News Christine Flack sent two reviews asking to consider how the Sofia Police handled its complaints about the response of the forces.
As a result, they told Met to re-investigate the trial against Flack.
The royal prosecutor’s office wanted to warn her, but this decision was appealed by the Met.
During the investigation into the death of her daughter, Christine Flack told the court that her daughter “was not a rapist” and accused police and prosecutors of being “threatened” by her “celebrity status”.
Ms Flack told reporters that her daughter “could not see a way out” of the bad press from the trial.
The day before she died, Flack knew she would be prosecuted after she allegedly hit Burton with her phone while he slept for fear of cheating on her.
Lawyers demanded that the case be dismissed, and friends expected it to be dropped.
Why the police say Flac is accused
Flack admitted to hitting Mr Burton when police officers were called to her home, but police told the investigation that there was no “clear” admission of guilt during her police interview, which was one of the factors behind her decision to charges are brought.
Other factors include the violence involved, that Mr Burton fell asleep at the time of the alleged crime, and that caution is rare in cases of domestic violence – which is considered the incident.
A Met Police spokesman said: “After a review, the IOPC agreed with MPS that the service is acceptable in seven areas of complaints related to the response and handling of the incident by MPS.
“The IOPC has ordered MPS to re-examine one element of the complaints. This concerns the process of appealing the CPS’s decision to warn Ms Flack.
“We will review this element of the investigation process.
“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Caroline’s family.”
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