Force employee compensation claims

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Hello,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to know the following, please:

1.
a. The total number of compensation claims made by employees against the force, broken down to differentiate between officers and staff and by each year between 2015 and 2019
b. The total sum paid out in compensation arising from such claims, broken down for each year

2. In each case, I’d like to know the following:

• Rank of officer or role of staff member
• Gender
• Age
* Year of incident
• Incident date
• Date claim was settled
• Injuries caused/nature of claim
• Description of incident claim related to
• Amount paid
• Status of claim, i.e. whether it is still on-going, being disputed or otherwise
• Cost in legal fees to the force

I'd like to request that the disclosure for question 2 be detailed within an xls or xlsx Excel spreadsheet, with the headings as specified within that question.

If you identify any problems with this request and could assist at all in refining it or advise as to how it could be better worded to achieve the disclosure hoped for, I'd be grateful.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Morris

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Hello,

Your response to this FOI request is now overdue. I'd be grateful if you could let me know when I can expect disclosure, please.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Morris

.Freedom of Information, Dorset Police

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.Freedom of Information, Dorset Police

Dear Ms Morris,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information request. This request is in the final stages and is currently out for consultation. With that in mind I would expect disclosure to happen in the coming days and no later than the end of next week.

Thank you for your patience with this matter.

Kind regards,

Chris Fitzgerald
Alliance Freedom of Information Officer
Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters, Middlemoor
Tel: 01392 226220 (Mon-Fri)
Email: [email address] or [email address]

Alliance Information Management Department
Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police
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Dear Requester

 

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Freedom of
Information Request, I apologise for the delay.

 

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chris Fitzgerald

Alliance Freedom of Information Officer

Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters, Middlemoor

Tel: 01392 226220 (Mon-Fri)

Email: [1][email address] or
[2][email address]

 

Alliance Information Management Department

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

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