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Complaints Against The Police

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were lodged during 1981 against officers in each of the stations in "H" division, Metropolitan Police; how many have been upheld; and how many resulted in disciplinary action or criminal proceedings.

The information available centrally relates to complaints on which action was completed in 1981, whether received in that year or carried over from previous years, and for "H" district as a whole. Of the total of 248 complaints completed, 159 were withdrawn or not proceeded with, 87 were found to be unsubstantiated and two substantiated. Neither of the substantiated complaints resulted in disciplinary proceedings; one resulted in criminal proceedings. A breakdown by police station could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.