Death of Police Officers whilst under investigation for Misconduct

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Dear Merseyside Police,

I would like to know the incidents of death of police officers whilst under investigation for misconduct. Both natural and suicide.
If this is not recorded I would like to know why?

Yours faithfully,

Victoria Harper

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
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Dear Applicant

 

The Information Commissioner requires public authorities to ensure that a
Freedom of Information application is fully understood before providing a
response. Where there is ambiguity in an application, public authorities
are required to seek clarification of the information that you require. 
To enable Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information? I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly to describe the information.

 

I write in connection with your application for information which was
received by Merseyside Police. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

Clarification is required. The request you have made does not contain a
time scale and as a result this would be exempt under section 12 as this
would require not only digital files to be research but also all
misconduct files prior to digitisation which would take well in excess to
18 hours to research. Considerations needs to be taken into account with
clarification being provided other exemptions may applies.    

 

 

THIS APPLICATION IS NOW SUSPENDED PENDING CLARIFICATION.

 

 

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third
party.

 

However, if the requested information has not been received by one month
after the above date, I will consider that you no longer wish to proceed
with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn.

 

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will remain unanswered.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr C Collins
Data Access Analyst
Direct Line Tel:+441517771494
Force Website   [1]www.merseyside.police.uk
Force Twitter @merseypolice

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

apologies 01/01/2010 to 01/01/2020

Yours sincerely,

Victoria Harper

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Dear Applicant,

 

I write in connection with your request for information, which was
received by Merseyside Police, concerning:

 

 

I would like to know the incidents of death of police officers whilst
under investigation for misconduct. Both natural and suicide.

If this is not recorded I would like to know why?

 

 

The public interest in providing a response to you is currently under
consideration.

 

The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly and in any case no
later than 20 working days after receiving your request. We must consider
firstly whether we can comply with section 1(1)(a) of the Act, which is
our duty to confirm whether or not the information requested is held and
secondly we must comply with section 1 (1)(b), which is the provision of
such information. However, when a qualified exemption applies either to
the confirmation or denial or the information provision and the public
interest is engaged, the act allows the time for response to be longer
than 20 working days, if the balance of such public interest is
undetermined.

 

In this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies in respect of either of the above obligations. As
the decision currently rests with other staff members it is difficult for
me to be precise about when you will receive your response.  For the
purposes of administration I am setting a new deadline date of 09/03/2020
by which point I will provide you with an update if matters are still
pending, but I would anticipate that you will receive your response well
in advance of this date.

 

The specific exemption(s) which apply in relation to your request is/are;

 

Exempt under Section 30 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 30
states that information held for the purposes of investigations is exempt
from disclosure.

Exempt under Section 38 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 38
states that information which could affect the health and safety of any
individual is exempt from disclosure

Exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 40(2)
states that personal information is exempt from disclosure.

 

 

 

 

which require public interest tests. This is what is currently taking
place. Taking that into account this email acts as a refusal notice under
Section 17* in that it informs you that it;

 

•       confirms that a response will not be provided within 20 working
days,

•       provides the exemptions presently under consideration and

•       states (if that would otherwise be apparent) why the exemptions
may apply following public interest considerations.

 

*(non-provision of a response within the 20 working days as prescribed by
the Act constitutes a refusal).

 

As stated above it is my intention to respond further by the date stated.

 

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for updating me that the response will be delayed.
I have sent this request to all Constabularies in the UK and I have received the information requested.

I am requesting this information as I am looking into the deterioration of the Mental Health of officers under investigation. I have spoken to families of officers who have died who believe that it has been as a direct result of a misconduct investigation. I do not want details just a number - for instance Yorkshire just said "5".

Yours sincerely,

Victoria Harper

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

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including telephone calls and electronic messages to and from Merseyside
Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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Dear Applicant

Response Letter - FOI Application CC2020/0060 (please quote in all
correspondence)

Firstly may I apologise for the lateness of the response in relation to
this request.
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside. I note that you seek access to the following information:

I would like to know the incidents of death of police officers whilst
under investigation for misconduct. Both natural and suicide.

If this is not recorded I would like to know why?

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you. Please
find attached my full Response Table.

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights of review and of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
to or e-mail me at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Mr C Collins
Disclosure Analyst
FOI Team
Data Access Unit
Merseyside Police
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
E-mail: [1][Merseyside Police request email]

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