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Police (Complaints)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were lodged against police officers yearly, since 1979; and of them (a) how many complaints were withdrawn, (b) how many complaints were upheld, (c) how many complaints were rejected and (d) how many prosecutions were brought against police officers as a result of a complaint.

Information about complaints made against the police and their outcome is contained in the annual reports of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary and of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Further informaton can be found in the annual reports of the Police Complaints Board or, since 1985, the Police Complaints Authority. These reports are available in the Library.