Revealed: 333 DAYS (and still counting) to investigate Humberside Police misconduct claims
Dear Humberside Police and Crime Panel,
The article below (see link) reveals how a police force has fallen under scrutiny for the length of time its Professional Standards Department takes to investigate misconduct claims.
250 days is the headline figure which compares favourably with a complaint about a PC serving with Humberside police which today is running at 33% longer than the West Midlands force under the spotlight with no apparent resolution.
A complaint was made about a Police Constable on 8 November 2015 (CO/00432/15), as it was suspected that the officer had incited witnesses (who had lied) to commit perjury.
There is no outcome to the investigation despite 333 days passing since the complaint was submitted. This suggests that the Professional Standards Department is seriously failing in its duty to the public and especially to the complainant who has since the reported misconduct been the victim of wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, wrongly convicted on false evidence and now having a criminal record with a £600+ fine to pay. The time spent by the victim/complainant dealing with this matter since is incalculable.
Q. Please disclose whether Humberside Police and Crime Panel is fed back records or if the organisation is aware of this failure of Humberside Police's Professional Standards Department?
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