Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

Home Office written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been placed under investigation for (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months, (d) between six and 12 months and (e) over 12 months due to alleged (i) misconduct and (ii) gross misconduct in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of disciplinary cases in which police officers have been placed under investigation lasting (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months, (d) between six and twelve months and (e) over twelve months have progressed to (i) misconduct and (ii) gross misconduct proceedings in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been suspended for (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months, (d) between six and 12 months and (e) over 12 months due to alleged (i) misconduct and (ii) gross misconduct in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of alleged (a) misconduct and (b) gross misconduct by police officers that reach proceedings have (i) not been proven, (ii) led to management advice (iii) led to a written warning and (iv) led to dismissal in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of alleged (a) misconduct and (b) gross misconduct by police officers that lead to proceedings following an investigation lasting more than 12 months have (i) not been proven, (ii) led to management advice being issued, (iii) led to a written warning and (iv) led to dismissal in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of alleged (a) misconduct and (b) gross misconduct by police officers that led to proceedings following a suspension lasting over 12 months have (i) not been proven, (ii) led to management advice being issued, (iii) led to a written warning, and (iv) led to dismissal in each of the last three years.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office publishes data on misconduct/gross misconduct investigations involving officers and staff annually for the 43 police forces in England and Wales, including outcomes following those investigations. The latest statistics can be found in the misconduct section of the “Police workforce, England and Wales” statistical bulletin: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018

Equivalent data are available for the past 2 years. Data for previous years are not held.

The Home Office does not hold information on the length of misconduct investigations, the length of suspensions, the outcome of suspensions, or the public cost of such suspensions.

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