Complaints over police on the rise
THE number of allegations made against the police which were upheld after investigation has risen.
Thames Valley Police, which covers Bucks, received 1,043 complaints in 2013-14, a nine per cent increase from the previous year.
The figures are part of a report published yesterday by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The complaints included a total of 1,699 separate allegations, of which 950 were investigated. The other allegations were either withdrawn, discontinued or resolved locally.
Of the complaints which were investigated by the force, 19 per cent (174) were upheld – an increase of four per cent from the 150 upheld complaints in 2012/13.
Allegations can include ‘incivility, impoliteness and intolerance’, ‘oppressive conduct or harassment’, ‘lack of fairness and impartiality’ and ‘unlawful/ unnecessary arrest or detention’.