Police watchdog, IPID, has conceded that it didn’t follow proper procedures when it classified a report into the murder of detective, Charl Kinnear.

Officials of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) appeared before the Police Portfolio Committee on Wednesday.

They told members of parliament that the report remains classified.

IPID’s  Mario September admitted that it was classified as “Top Secret”, in May.

That decision was taken by him and was supported by IPID’s executive director, Dikeledi Ntlatseng.

The directorate, however, blames the police and the National Prosecuting Authority for delaying the implementation of its recommendations.

IPID recommended that senior officers be charged with defeating the ends of justice – and says all officers implicated in Kinnear’s murder must face the full might of the law.

Ntlatseng says no one is above the law.

“We are not going to be protecting any police officers – be it senior officers, be it junior officers. We have made the recommendations to the then-national commissioner. We have even submitted our report to the current national commissioner to act on the officers that are implicated in the process.”