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Police Officers Suspended in 2017/18

Date of request: August 10, 2018
Reference: 1034/18

Request

  1. How many officers have been suspended on full pay for the financial year 2017-18? Please provide details of the officer’s rank, reason for suspension and outcome of suspension. Please say if any officers’ suspension in 2017-18 also appears in a previous year/year’s data.
  2. How much was paid in total to suspended officers in 2017-18?
  3. What was the longest suspension recorded between April 2013 and March 2018? Can you please give the figure in working days if possible or state whichever alternative measure you are using. Please say the reason for the suspension, the rank of the officer and how much was paid to the officer during their suspension and the outcome of the suspension, if any.
  4. How many officers do you currently have suspended on full pay? Please provide details of each officer’s rank and reason for suspension.

Response

1. Please see our response below:

Financial year No of Officers Suspended from Duty Rank Reason forSuspension Outcome
2017/2018 1 DC For all:

An effective investigation may be prejudiced unless the police officeris suspended, and:

The public interest, having regard to the nature of the allegation andany other relevant considerations, requires that the police officer should be suspended

No case to answer
2 DCI Management Action
3 DI No further action
4 PC Dismissal withoutnotice
5 PC No further action
6 PC Live Investigation
7 PC Live Investigation
11 SGT Live Investigation

2. The total gross pay to suspended officers in 2017/18 was £83,177.53. We are only able to provide the amount paid during the payroll periods covering the suspensions and not between the specific dates of the suspension.

3. Please find our response below:

Rank of Officer Reason for Suspension Length of Suspension Amount Paid
PC An effective investigation may be prejudiced unless the police officer is suspended, and:

The public interest, having regard to the nature of the allegation and any other relevant considerations, requires that the police officer should be suspended

704 days £91.060.30

4. Please see our response below:

Rank Reason for Suspension
6 x PC’s An effective investigation may be prejudiced unless the police officer is suspended, and:

The public interest, having regard to the nature of the allegation and any other relevant considerations, requires that the police officer should be suspended

1 x DS An effective investigation may be prejudiced unless the police officer is suspended, and:

The public interest, havingregard to the nature of the allegation and any other relevant considerations, requires that the police officer should be suspended

2 x PS’s An effective investigation may be prejudiced unless the police officer is suspended, and:

The public interest, having regard to the nature of the allegation and any other relevant considerations,requires that the police officer should be suspended

 

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