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

H J Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

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 Avon and Somerset Constabulary, for example, by exposing corruption/misconduct?

2) What position of seniority would an officer serving with Avon and Somerset Constabulary 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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Corporate Information Management Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Email: [email address]    

 

 

 

 

H J Wilson Our Reference 788/17

[1][FOI #414727 email]
Date 21 July 2017
 

 

Dear H J Wilson

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28^th June
under the Freedom of Information Act. 

 

Specifically you asked:

“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 Avon and
Somerset Constabulary, for example, by exposing corruption/misconduct?”

 

“2) What position of seniority would an officer serving with Avon and
Somerset Constabulary need to hold for it to be feasible for him/her to be
successful in carrying out this kind of abuse?”

 

Our response

With regards to question 1 the code of ethics, produced by the college of
policing sets out the standards of behaviour for all those employed by the
constabulary.

[2]https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/co...

 

With regards to your second question, the Freedom of Information Act
allows a right of access to recorded information. 

For the purpose of the act only information that is recorded/documented
can be disclosed.

In this instance the answer to your question is not documented anywhere,
and there is no obligation for us to create information to satisfy a
request.

As such the answer is not recorded.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Pritchard

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

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