Com­plaints over po­lice on the rise

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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’.

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