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Disclosure Failures (14213/17)


In cases of Child Abuse and Sexual Offences prosecuted by your force how many have been discontinued due to failure of Police Officers to disclose unused material that undermines the prosecution / assists the defence and has the alleged “complainant “ been subsequently investigated for perverting the course of justice.

Time scale is 1st December 2015 too 1st December 2017

To assist the Crown Prosecution Service on their website, define Perverting the course of justice as

Any act that interferes with an investigation or causes it to be head in the wrong direction


I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police.  We wouldn’t have that kind of information as our records only go as far as the charging process. Once it leaves us and goes into the courts system we only get skeleton results in relation to failures of cases.  You may wish to contact the Crown Prosecution Service as they may be able to assist you further.


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