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Misconduct - racist behaviour - 454/18

Date Responded 26 June 2018

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 cases of racist behaviour, allegedly committed by police officers, PCSOs or other police employees employed by your own force, have been dealt with (or are still being dealt with) by your Professional Standards Department, year on year over the past 6 years up to and including the present day. (I said "committed by" but do not mean 'crimes' only. I mean all cases of alleged racist behaviour by your officers, PCSOs and other employees, dealt with by your PSD. )

2. A brief description of the specific discriminatory behaviour in each case, e.g. quotations of the specific language allegedly used, or a description of other alleged discriminatory behaviour

3. The outcome of each case, e.g. no case to answer, or the type of sanction (e.g. dismissal without notice, forced resignation, management advice, final written warning, etc.), or criminal proceedings, etc.

4. Whether each case was reported to the IOPC (formerly known as the IPCC) 

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 attached. Please note ‘live’ cases are not included. 

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