Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, Hugh Faulkner says the first quarter of 2023 has seen a reduction in the number of complaints lodged with the entity.

According to Mr Faulkner, the primary complaint received by the commission against security forces remains assault.

Hugh Faulkner, Commissioner of INDECOM.

Mr Faulkner says it takes approximately 12 months for the Commission to investigate cases of fatal shootings.

Mr Faulkner is calling on the government to fully fund the relevant agencies so INDECOM can have a faster clearance rate for these incidents.

Hugh Faulkner, Commissioner of INDECOM