Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Police officers face misconduct hearings over Barwell suicides

FOUR police officers will face misconduct hearings for failing to stop gangs of youths hounding a Barwell mother and her disabled daughter.

Fiona Pilkington, 39, set fire to the car she was sitting in with daughter Francecca Hardwick in October 2007, killing them both.

It later emerged that Ms Pilkington’s family had been the victim of a decade-long campaign of abuse where they lived in Bardon Road, Barwell.

During an inquest into their deaths Leicestershire Police confirmed that they had been in contact with the family 33 times. Almost no action was taken by the force though.

Today an Independent Police Complaints Commission report has been published slating the force.

Four officers, an inspector, sergeant and two police constables, will face misconduct hearings. Another police constable is "receiving management action for unsatisfactory performance".

My comment: What about more senior officers, why does the buck always stop just below them leaving officers under their control take all the blame?

Read the full story from the source  Coventry Telegraph

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