Sunday, 30 September 2012

50 MET Police officers suspended for corruption

Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers have been suspended for corruption in three years, figures show.

Of the 258 officers suspended for offences also including sexual assault, neglect and assault, 38% of cases were proven and 11% of officers were sacked.

The officers were paid about £3.6m during their suspensions.

Shamik Dutta, a lawyer who handles complaints against police officers, said: "The figures are shocking.

My comment: Truly shocking figure indeed.

Read the full story and a breakdown of offences from the source BBC News

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