An officer who fails to exercise his duty to the detriment of another person risks 14 years imprisonment

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I am asking for this information on the suggestion of the Home Office (see below):

Under subsection (2) of Section 26 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 a police officer "is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years or a fine (or both)" if he fails under subsections (5) and (6) of the 2015 Act to exercise a power for the purpose of achieving the detriment of another person.

Within the last few months Humberside police has, to my knowledge, stated the following in relation to two separately reported incidents of perjury; - one committed by North East Lincolnshire Council, and the other by two members of the public in their witness statements which were outright lies.

"Humberside Police do not investigate allegations of perjury unless a request to do so comes from the court themselves."

Please see the link below which is a letter dated 13 January 2016 containing the above statement.

There has clearly been a failure in exercising police powers in both cases to the detriment of another person for which the officer who has acted improperly is open to the risk of a term of imprisonment or a fine (or both).

Please disclose all related material (statutory or policy) which lawfully permits or advises police forces that they may refuse to investigate allegations of perjury unless a request to do so comes from the court.

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

Data Access & Compliance Unit, Ministry of Justice

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Data Access & Compliance Unit,

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK AKA N Gilliatt

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