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Police Officers (Dismissal)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to his reply of 6 March, how many of the 20 police officers, who were convicted following complaints alleging assault, were as a result of conviction, dismissed from the police force during each of the years 1975 to 1979, specifying in each case the penalty that had been imposed by the court.

None. The 20 convictions relate to 18 police officers. Three officers resigned from the police service prior to disciplinary proceedings and one was required to resign as an alternative to dismissal at the conclusion of a disciplinary hearing. The remainder were dealt with under the Police Discipline) (Scotland) Regulations 1967 and received lesser punishments.