Officer convictions - 165/17
Dated: 20 Mar 2017
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your e mail dated 14 February 2017 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
Please can you provide the number of serving Northumbria Police officers convicted of crimes since 2010.
If possible, please also detail the crimes they were convicted of.
Please provide information of what punishment they received, ie prison, fine, dismissal.
If possible, please also detail the rank of the officer in each crime.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The information provided below relates to criminal convictions attached to conduct and prosecution cases recorded in the Professional Standards Department from 01/01/2010 to 27/02/2017. Please note that the information provided relates to Police Officers who were employed or suspended by Northumbria Police at the time of the conviction.
With the above in mind please see below extracted information.
PC False representation. Fraud Officer resigned. Imprisonment.
PC Assault/Battery Officer dismissed. Community order.
PC Indecent Images Officer dismissed. Imprisonment suspended.
PC Drink Driving Officer dismissed. Disqualified from driving for 17 months and fined.
PC Drink Driving Officer resigned. Disqualified from driving and to pay costs.
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