Thursday, 4 August 2011

Complaints About Malpractice in Public Office

There will be a letter and email campaign coming up, we know it has taken some time to organize but it has been very important to get it right. In Jeremy's case, as most readers will already know, there has been a considerable amount of police corruption which has not been addressed by the relevant Government departments. Without an effective investigation Jeremy's conviction has been able to be sustained.

Below is an interesting article from earlier this year which has been added to by the current revelations about police corruption. It remains clear that police misconduct was and still is virulent within our forces.

Police officers sacked in private hearings
By Ella Pickover, PA

Monday, 9 May 2011

Almost 160 police officers are sacked each year after private misconduct hearings, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Police forces across Britain have dismissed 477 officers in hearings behind closed doors over three years, data collected by The Times showed. The newspaper said the subjects of the hearings ranged from perverting the course of justice to criminal activity and breaches of discipline. The data showed that as a result of the hearings, 52 officers were demoted and hundreds fined or reprimanded. The newspaper said many of the accused are suspended on full pay or placed on restricted duties for long periods of time.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has the power to order public hearings. After the conclusion of the Ian Tomlinson inquest, the watchdog ordered that Pc Simon Harwood - the officer who pushed the newspaper seller to the ground shortly before his death at the G20 protests - must have his gross misconduct hearing heard in public.

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