Number of Police Officers convictions for crimes or felony

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please consider this communication as a request for information in accordance with the FOISA 2002.
How many Police Officers have been actually convicted in the MPS area for criminal acts, felonies, falsifying records, obstruction of justice,manslaughter,serious traffic violations, violation of their rules/regulations,violations of human rights, abuse of power or brutality in the last 10 years. Total number of convictions.If any records of break down by crime the data will be very much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010040003560
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* "Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002.
* How many Police Officers have been actually convicted in the MPS area
for criminal acts, felonies, falsifying records, obstruction of
justice,manslaughter,serious traffic violations, violation of their
rules/regulations,violations of human rights, abuse of power or
brutality in the last 10 years.
* Total number of convictions.If any records of break down by crime the
data will be very much appreciated."

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). You will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party. In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to
achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and
given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
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Yours sincerely

Katie London
Policy and Support Officer
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Phone: 01625 545 700

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms. Iatridou

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2010040003560
I write in connection with your request for information dated 16/04/2010
which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010.
I note you seek access to the following information:

Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002. How many Police Officers have been
actually convicted in the MPS area for criminal acts, felonies, falsifying
records, obstruction of justice,manslaughter,serious traffic violations,
violation of their rules/regulations,violations of human rights, abuse of
power or brutality in the last 10 years. Total number of convictions.If
any records of break down by crime the data will be very much appreciated.

Following receipt of your request I requested searches with the MPs
Performance Analysis Unit (PAU) on your behalf to establish if any
infomation that would answer your request is held by the MPS. The PAU
have asked me to verify with you whether you require data relating only to
criminal convictions and not data that also refers to police officers
whose conduct may not have resulted in criminal proceedings but resulted
in the MPS imposing misconduct procedures. Such cases are referred to as
'Conduct Matters'.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
23/07/2010 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this request
and will treat it as withdrawn.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Carol Conway Duncan on telephone number 0207 230 5192 quoting
the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Conway
Case Manager
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

to clarify my question,I am looking for the total number of criminal convictions of Police officers of MPS and break down by main crime type such as manslaughter,fraud etc. in the last 10 years. NOT conduct matters disciplinary action against Police Officers.

thanks

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Iatridou

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Iatridou,

Many thanks for your e-mail clarifying the type of information you
require. I shall now request that searches of the relevant database are
conducted on your behalf and revert back to you with the appropriate
FOIA reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Carol Conway
DPS-FOIA Team
Tel: 0207 2305192

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Ms. Iatridou

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010040003560

I write in connection with your request for information dated 16/04/2010
which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/04/2010.
I note you seek access to the following information:

Please consider this communication as a request for information in
accordance with the FOISA 2002. How many Police Officers have been
actually convicted in the MPS area for criminal acts, felonies, falsifying
records, obstruction of justice,manslaughter,serious traffic violations,
violation of their rules/regulations,violations of human rights, abuse of
power or brutality in the last 10 years. Total number of convictions. If
any records of break down by crime, the data will be very much
appreciated.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located information relevant to your request.

DECISION

The MPS is unable to provide the number of police officers in the MPS that
received a criminal conviction either prior to joining the MPS or since
commencing their employment with the MPS, prior to 31 March 2002. Whilst
this information is held by the MPS it is not recorded in a format that
enables it to be retrieved within the cost limit set out by the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulation
2004. Please find the relevant internet link below.

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2004/20043244.

REASONS FOR DECISION

Please note a 'criminal offence' is defined as anything which is
prohibited by law (be that statute or common law) and for which the
offender may receive a sanction or punishment. This would include minor
matters such as traffic offences and other misdemeanours. A conviction is
where someone has appeared at court and has either been found guilty or
pleaded guilty. There are of course other disposals such as cautions,
reprimands, formal warnings and Penalty Notices (PND). Whilst these are
'recorded' and therefore may fall within the definition of 'criminal
records' they are not convictions, It should also be noted that where an
officer has committed a criminal offence which has been disposed of by way
of reprimand or PND, this information may not be communicated to the MPS
and would therefore not be recorded on the relevant systems

Having considered your request I have estimated that the time required to
collate all the information to provide you with an accurate answer would
exceed the prescribed cost of a Freedom of Information Act Request which
is currently set at 18 hours. Under Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 a public authority is not obliged to comply with a
request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of
complying with that request would exceed the appropriate limit. I regret
therefore that I am unable to provide you with the information

However in order to assist I can provide the following information
relating to serving police officers who have received a criminal
conviction and this information has been received and recorded on the
relevant database by the MPS. This information covers the time period
01/01/2002 to 31/03/2010.

Please see the chart below which shows that that 639 police officers were
convicted at court and the data is broken down by the type of offence and
the year in which the officer was convicted.

Please see the chart below which gives a further breakdown of the traffic
offences for which 447 officers received a conviction.

Please see the chart below which shows the penalties imposed by the court.

Please see the chart below which shows the disciplinary action taken by
the MPS against the police officers who received a conviction at court.

Please see the chart below which shows the misconduct sanctions imposed on
the 188 police officers who were subject to Formal Misconduct procedures.

Please see the chart below which shows the misconduct sanctions imposed on
the 16 officers who were subject to the Formal Action procedure.

Please note that the MPS, like all other police services in England and
Wales, recruit police officers in accordance with the Home Office standard
for police recruitment. For your information I attach the relevant
internet link to the 'Home Office Circular 54/2003: National Recruitment
Standards - Eligibility Criteria for Police Recruitment and Consistent
Recruitment Practices'.

Home Office Circular 54/2003: National Recruitment Standards - Eligibility
Criteria for Police Recruitment and Consistent Practices
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/pu...

Where an officer has received a conviction for a criminal offence the MPS
will review that officer's fitness for the responsibilities of their rank
or as a member of the police service. This review is undertaken in
accordance with Home Office Circular 8/2005:Guidance on Police
Unsatisfactory Performance, Complaint & Misconduct Procedures, which was
implemented on the 28th January 2005. With reference to police officers
in receipt of criminal convictions, please see Section 3 of the document
which relates to police misconduct procedures where criminal convictions
have been received. For your convenience I attach the relevant internet
link below.

http://www.knowledgenetwork.gov.uk/HO/ci...

I would also direct you to the MPS Misconduct Investigation Guide which
contains the Code of Conduct to which all police officers employed by the
MPS are expected to adhere. Further information describing the procedures
to be followed when investigating an allegation of misconduct and the
subsequent disciplinary procedures which may be invoked if necessary can
also be found within this document. I attach the relevant internet link
below for your convenience.

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/other_...

The MPS expects its staff to behave professionally, ethically and with the
utmost of integrity at all times. Any instance where the conduct of our
staff brings the MPS into disrepute is treated extremely seriously in line
with MPS policy.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Carol Conway on telephone number 0207 230 5192 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Carol Conway
Case Manager
In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Joanna Iatridou

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Many thanks, that is the information I was looking for.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Iatridou

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