Local Policing

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

Has the Minister had a chance recently to talk to the Conservative police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Police, which has been in special measures since 2022, and is now being sued by seven former and serving women police officers for failing to deal with rapes, emotional abuse and beatings over a number of years? What can he do to reassure the public in Devon and Cornwall that these allegations will be thoroughly independently investigated and any wrongdoing acted on?