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Officers Prosecuted (1173A/20)

Request

I want information on how many of your police officers were successfully prosecuted of these offenses in 2018;

A: Use Of Excessive Force whilst interacting with the general public.

B: Unlawful imprisonment of a member of the general public.

C: Unlawfully snatching a video recording device of a member of the public then that member of the public was filming for his own safety.

Response

Please find our response below.

How many of your police officers were successfully prosecuted for;

A: Use Of Excessive Force whilst interacting with the general public.

Reply: One

B: Unlawful imprisonment of a member of the general public.

C: Unlawfully snatching a video recording device of a member of the public then that member of the public was filming for his own safety.

Reply: Please be advised that we do not have a recording category for ‘Unlawful imprisonment of a member of the general public’ or ‘Unlawfully snatching a video recording device off a member of the public then that member of the public was filming for his own safety’ and therefore we are unable to search force recording systems for this information.

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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