Cops put me through hell

Dad is awarded £50k after he’s falsely ac­cused of kid­nap­ping daugh­ter He spends SIX MONTHS in jail, loses his job and tries to take his life twice

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

a fair and through man­ner. Had guide­lines been fol­lowed... then Mr Cooper would not have spent six months on re­mand for crimes he hadn’t com­mit­ted.”

Other doc­u­ments ob­tained by the Mir­ror show Kent Po­lice’s Pro­fes­sional Stan­dards Depart­ment ruled the of­fi­cers failed to in­ves­ti­gate James’s claims prop­erly by not down­load­ing the mes­sages.

DC Catt was given a fi­nal writ­ten warn­ing for gross mis­con­duct.

DC Hearn was given “man­age­ment ad­vice” for mis­con­duct.

But de­spite a sub­se­quent pay­out, James does not feel jus­tice has been served – be­cause he has since lost cus­tody of his daugh­ter and missed out on a job. He said: “Be­fore this hap­pened I was about to start a new job as a hire com­pany man­ager.

“Then be­cause I went to prison I lost cus­tody of my daugh­ter.”

Su­per­in­ten­dent Nick Gos­sett, of Kent Po­lice’s Pro­fes­sional Stan­dards Depart­ment, said: “A civil claim re­lat­ing to an al­leged case of as­sault and mak­ing threats to kill was re­solved and agreed by all par­ties prior to a hear­ing.

“Two of­fi­cers were sub­ject of a mis­con­duct hear­ing in re­la­tion to the case. One re­ceived a fi­nal writ­ten warn­ing and the other man­age­ment ad­vice.

“The hear­ing was held in pub­lic and the out­come pub­lished on the Kent Po­lice web­site.”

MoTHer James’s ex Gemma called po­lice

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