I would like to be provided with the following information on misconduct allegations against officers for the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
1) The number of allegations made against officers of your force concerning negligent or bad faith non-disclosure of evidence or unused material to criminal defendants.
(You may record this for IPCC/IOPC statistics purposes as “Irregularity in relation to evidence/perjury”.)
2) For each of these years, the number of those allegations that was:
- a) Unsubstantiated/Not Upheld
- b) Substantiated/Upheld
- c) Local Resolution
- d) Discontinued/Dispensed/Disapplied
- e) Withdrawn
|Number of Allegations for Irregularity in evidence/perjury by year recorded and outcome|
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.