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Criminal Investigations - 1019/20

Date Responded 22 July 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. The number of criminal investigations and subsequent prosecutions of police officers for murder, manslaughter and acts of violence against a suspect or other detainee in police custody carried out by the force.
In your response please provide:
a) The number of criminal investigations carried out between January 1 2019 and December 31 2019 inclusive.
b) The number of investigations which led to a charge and how many of these led to a conviction.
Please indicate in the response:
c) Where the case was withdrawn or did not proceed.
d) Whether the investigation related to a police officer from this force or another force.
Please also provide:
e)The number only of prosecutions and those which led to convictions for 2018 (without the additional detail).

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. To note – we are interpreting your request as asking question 1 for the time periods 2018 & 2019. Points a – e are being taken as in relation to point 1.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police.

I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police. There have been no such instances at point 1 and therefore points a) – e) are not applicable.

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