PARC welcomes news that changes to be made to the way GSOC operates

Parc_Logo_transThe road safety organisation PARC is welcoming news that changes are being made to the way the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission operates.

It follows a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee which makes a number of recommendations which Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says she will be implementing.

They include bringing the Garda Commissioner under GSOC's remit, and extending the length of time people have to make a complaint

In February of this year, PARC put in a substanive submission to the Justice Committee, and PARC's founder Susan Gray says many of their issues have been addressed.

She says it's particularly important that people with concerns about garda investigations into fatal collisions are given time to make their complaint............