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Police Officers Suspended Since 2013/14

Question

1.a) How many police officers, including special constables, were suspended on full pay in each of the last four financial years (April 2016- March 2017, April 2015 – March 2016, April 2014-2015, April 2013- March2014)?

If a police officer’s suspension crosses two financial years, please include them in every year the suspension was ongoing.

b) What was the overall sum paid by the force to the suspended officers whilst they were suspended during each of the financial years outlined above?

c) For each of the officers suspended during the period April 2013 – March 2017 please provide details of each officer’s rank, reason for suspension, and outcome of suspension.

2a) What was/is the longest suspension during the period April 2013 – March 2017? Please give the figure in working days, if possible, or state whichever alternative measure you are using.

b) How much was paid to that officer during the suspension?

c) Please include details of the officer’s rank, reason for suspension and outcome of suspension.

Answer

1a. Please find the information below:

Financial year

Number of Police Officers (excluding Special Constabulary) suspended on full pay

Number of Special constables suspended.

2013/2014

6

1

2014/2015

11

1

2015/2016

6

5

2016/2017

2

2

1b. Please find the information below:

Financial year

Overall sum paid

2013/2014

115,797.10

2014/2015

326,444.80

2015/2016

406,222.50

2016/2017

17,774.67

1c. Please find the information below:

Police Officer Suspensions 2013/2014 - 2015/2016

RANK

OUTCOME

Reason for Suspension - IPCC Allegation Type /   Breach Standard of Professional Behaviour

2013/2014

 

 

SC

Resigned in lieu of investigation.

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Not charged - no case to answer

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Not charged - resigned in lieu of investigation

07 Confidentiality

PC

Resigned in lieu of investigation

01 Honesty and Integrity

2014/2015

 

 

SC

Not charged and no case to answer for misconduct   - reinstated

09 Discreditable Conduct

Chief Constable

Resigned

09 Discreditable Conduct

PS

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Final written warning

A serious non-sexual assault

PC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Resigned following hearing and final written warning

09 Discreditable Conduct

PS

Live investigation

06 Duties and Responsibilities

PC

Live investigation

06 Duties and Responsibilities

PC

Live investigation

06 Duties and Responsibilities

PC

Live investigation

06 Duties and Responsibilities

PC

Dismissed

01 Honesty and Integrity

PC

Resigned

01 Honesty and Integrity

2015/2016

 

 

SGT

No case to answer

04 Use of Force

SC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

No case to answer

01 Honesty and Integrity

SC

Live Pending Criminal Investigation outcome

09 Discreditable Conduct

DC

Live investigation

07 Confidentiality

SC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

SUPT

No case to answer

09 Discreditable Conduct

PC

Live investigation

09 Discreditable Conduct

SC

Dismissed

09 Discreditable Conduct

SC

Live investigation

05 Orders and Instructions

PC

Live investigation

09 Discreditable Conduct

2016/2017

 

 

PC

Live investigation

07 Confidentiality

PC

Resigned

A Serious non-sexual assault

SC

Resigned

09 Discreditable Conduct

SC

No case to answer

03 Equality and Diversity

2a. The longest suspension during the period in question was for two officers each being suspended for 686 working days. Both were IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) investigations.

2b. It is the law that officers receive full pay whilst suspended on the basis that suspension is not to be seen as a punishment in itself and until any allegations are proven the officers are innocent. One officer was paid £103,845.97 and the second was paid £92,288.10.

2c. Please find the information below:

Rank

Reason for Suspension

Outcome of Suspension

PC

09 Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed

PC

09 Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed

FOI reference: 975/17.
Date of request: 09.08.17.