- How many racism complaints against West Midlands Police officers or staff (this includes both complaints from members of the public and other West Midlands Police staff – please state the number of complaints made by each) were recorded in each of the following calendar years: 2015, 2016, and 2017 so far?
- How many of the above racism complaints against West Midlands Police officers or staff resulted in a case to answer outcome (or equivalent) in each of the following calendar years: 2015, 2016, and 2017 so far?
- Please make a random selection of 25 racism complaints from the entire time period marked as ‘no case to answer’ or equivalent, then provide a summary of each allegation of racism from the selected complaints. If fewer than 25 complaints were marked ‘no case to answer’ or equivalent, then please provide details of every case.
- In each of the years listed above, how many West Midlands Police officers or staff resigned or were sacked following a racism complaint? Please state each employee’s rank (or role).
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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.
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