Figures for police officers disobeying a lawful order

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Independent Police Support Group

Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

In the last 5 years how many police officers have been dealt with for disobeying a lawful order.

Please summarise the circumstances and the outcome/sanction.

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Hampshire Constabulary

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Hampshire Constabulary

Good Morning

Before I can continue to process your FOI request below, can you please clarify what you mean by the term 'dealt with'?

I will place your request on hold until I have received this clarification from you

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Becky Hill
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814757
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Independent Police Support Group

Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

By being dealt with I mean the force taking some action including discipline notices being served.

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Hampshire Constabulary

Good Afternoon

Following on from your FOI request below, are you able supply some additional clarification as follows:

In relation to 'disobeying a lawful order' Is this in respect of a direct order where someone is told to do something and doesn't or does it extend to not adhering to force policies etc.

I will place your request on hold until we have received this clarification from you.

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Becky Hill
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814757
Int 79 1957
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Independent Police Support Group

Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

We would like both but it may be simpler if we begin with those that have disobeyed a direct order.

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Hampshire Constabulary

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Independent Police Support Group

Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

Thank you for your response.

Are you able to provide the circumstances regarding the order that was disobeyed for each officer?

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Hampshire Constabulary

Good morning

The following additional information is held by Hampshire Constabulary:

- 4 x officers failed to comply with the lawful order not to pursue/contact a suspect vehicle.
- 1 x officer ignored repeated supervisory instruction.

Best wishes
Rebecca Warhurst

Rebecca Warhurst
Freedom of Information Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814789
Internal Extension 79-1765
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Independent Police Support Group

Rebecca,

Thank you for your responses.

Best wishes

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

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