Misusing police resources (and position) to harass/stitch-up members of the public

H J Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

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Dear Merseyside Police,

1) What measures are in place to prevent officers abusing their position by committing police resources to harass/stitch-up etc., members of the public who have got on the wrong side of officers serving with Merseyside police, for example, by exposing corruption/misconduct?

2) What position of seniority would an officer serving with Merseyside police need to hold for it to be feasible for him/her to be successful in carrying out this kind of abuse?

Yours faithfully,

H J Wilson

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Dear H J Wilson,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application SMC-2017-666 (please quote in all
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I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 29/06/2017. I note that you seek access to the
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(paraphrased) Information relating to Police misconduct

 

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