Notice of Investigation (12714/19)

Request

ORIGINAL REQUEST

Please can I have for the last 15 years a breakdown of the cases bought against officers/staff by the WEST MIDLANDS POLICE BY ETHNICITY.

This will include,

The number of Notice of Investigations served on Police Officers/Staff by ethnicity.

How long these cases lasted before the final hearing/result/resignation and how long they lasted before being suspended.

Whether these NoI’s led to an acquittal, misconduct or gross-misconduct (again by ethnicity).

And of these how many led to a guilty verdict and being fired.

OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE

Within the cost limit we could search for every officer or staff member that has attended a misconduct meeting or gross misconduct hearing however the earliest record of a meeting or hearing would be 2009.

From 2009 is absolutely fine. I am hoping their must as part of the data must be time frames from when the incident started. I would like the data from when it is recorded. But yes any time periods for suspension etc would be ideal. But again even if its for a handful of incidents the start of the investigation until the date of suspension/gross misconduct hearing is the ideal goal. But happy to accept what is within your time frame and what is recorded. I certainly do not require data even as far as 2009 if it takes much longer to get the data.

Response

Please find attached our response.

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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