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NCJ Number: 156552 Find in a Library
Title: Police Complaints and Discipline England and Wales, 1994
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
Lunar House, Room 1834B
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This survey found that 65,400 commendations were received by police in England and Wales during 1994, 2.5 times the number of complaints lodged against police.
Abstract: A total of 25,000 complaint cases were received by police during 1994, nearly 12 percent more than in 1993. Of complaints dealt with in 1994, 74 percent were withdrawn or informally resolved. Of 793 substantiated complaints, more than half involved failure of duty and nearly 25 percent concerned oppressive police behavior. Disciplinary charges against 390 police officers were proven in 1994, nearly 20 percent less than in 1993. These charges resulted in the dismissal or required resignation of 94 police officers. There were 36 deaths in police custody during 1994. 5 notes, 15 tables, and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Complaints against police
Index Term(s): England; Foreign police; Police discipline; Police misconduct; Police statistics; Wales
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Issue 13/95.
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