We are timely in our response to media queries. We can assist with background on our role and, in some circumstances, can clarify or assist with information we release publicly.
However, we generally don’t confirm or deny the existence or any aspect of a complaint or an investigation because:
- public confirmation may prejudice our ability to successfully conduct an investigation. For example, individuals may destroy evidence or be influenced by others
- a complaint may be used for political or other reasons and we don’t encourage this practice
- the privacy and reputation of individuals subject to a complaint must be respected, or
- public confirmation in one instance may lead to inferences being drawn in other instances
We only comment in exceptional circumstances or when it is in the public interest to do so. This may happen, for example, if a matter is already in the public domain and parties are identified or if the privacy and reputation of those subject to the complaint will not be unfairly damaged.
If you are speaking to an individual who is involved in an investigation, be aware the person may be subject to confidentiality provisions that have legal implications for media representatives.
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