Date Responded 11 March 2022

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. How many officers received any kind of disciplinary sanction in the (i) 2019/20 and (ii) 2020/21 year as a result of a complaint of (a) racism, or (b) sexism/misogyny?

2. Please state what disciplinary action was imposed for each of the cases referenced in Question 1.

3. In relation to all the incidents in Q.1 where specific racist or sexist/misogynistic words or phrases were used please (i) state what these words or phrases were and (ii) the specific disciplinary sanction imposed on the officer.

4. How many complaints of racism were made against your force by members of the public in (i) 2019/20 and (ii) 2020/21?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

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 held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. 0.

2. N/A.

3. N/A.

4. 45 Complaints.

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