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Complaints of Racism 2014-2016

Question

1. How many complaints of racism has your force received by (a) an alleged victim (b) a fellow police officer, or (c) a third party in respect of racist comments or behaviour by a member of your force? Please give figures for each of the last three calendar years?

2. How many officers have been disciplined as a result of complaints of racism and what was the result of that disciplinary action?

3. In relation to the last five incidents which fell within the remit of Q2 please state any words or phrases that were deemed to have been racist.

Answer

1. Please find the requested information in the table below:

Calendar Year

Complaints by Victims

Complaints by a third party

(generally on behalf of the victim)

2014

34

0

2015

28

1

2016

36

2

Please note under the Police Reform Act 2002 a ‘complaint’ can only be made by a member of the public. Officers and staff can raise misconduct matters which are recorded as a misconduct matter under separate procedures by our Professional Standards Department.

2. No officers were disciplined as a result of recorded complaints of racism.

3. This question is not applicable.

FOI reference: 234/17.

Date of request: 18.02.17.