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Police (Complaints)

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 9 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have had criminal proceedings instituted against them resulting from allegations of rape and indecent assault on females detained in their custody, since 1955; and how many of these were convicted.

The information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.In the period 1980 to 1984, 12 police officers in England and Wales were convicted of sexual offences but information is not available centrally as to the offences in each case, or whether they were committed while the officer was on or off duty.