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Officer/staff arrests - 548/19

Date Responded 11 June 2019

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 police officers arrested between 2015 and 2019, with figures broken down for each year.
  2. The number of police staff arrested between 2015 and 2019, with figures broken down for each year.

For each arrest, please provide:

3. The rank/role of the arrested person

4.Years in service

5.Date of arrest

6.Details of the offence the individual was arrested on suspicion of

7.The outcome of the criminal investigation, including the outcome of any prosecution where applicable

8. The outcome of any other investigation into the matter please specify who conducted the investigation (i.e. internal within the force, the IPCC, etc) and the end result of that investigation

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted only within the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. Any other searches would have rendered this request exempt under Section 12 or burdensome under Section 14 due to additional search areas  which would have required extensive research being carried out, ie of PNC records.  In order to provide you with a response we have therefore limited any searches to the  Professional Standards Department.

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

The following information has been extracted from records maintained by Professional Standards Department.  

  1. 2015 - 10

2016 - 3

2017 - 6

2018 - 6

2019 - 1 (up to 25/04/19)

2.

2015 - 5

2016 - 1

2017 - 0

2018 - 2

2019 - 0 (up to 25/04/19)

 

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

(question 4 years in service is from the original start date to the arrest date)

 

URN

Rank / Role

years in service

date of arrest

offence arrested on suspicion of

outcome criminal  investigation

outcome misconduct investigation

1

Police Constable

21

Feb/2015

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 17 months

Dismissed without notice - Local Investigation

2

Police Constable

21

Jun/2015

Drink Driving

120 hours unpaid work, disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 29 months and ordered to pay costs                                        

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - Local Investigation

3

Police Constable

 

Jan/2015

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

NFA

No action - Local Investigation

4

Police Sergeant

 

2015

Criminal Damage / Breach of the Peace

NFA

No action - Local Investigation

5

Police staff

00

May/2015

Fraud

Simple Caution

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - Local Investigation

6

Police staff

09

Aug/2015

Drunk & Disorderly

not applicable

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - Local Investigation

7

Police staff

 

2015

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 17 months

Final written warning  - Local Investigation

8

Special Constable

01

Jan/2015

Incite male under 13 engage in sexual act

NFA

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - Local Investigation

9

Police Constable

 

2015

Common Assault

Case Dismissed

Written warning  - Local Investigation

10

Police Constable

13

Sep/2015

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

Community Order for a period of 12 months which included a two month curfew and order to pay compensation

Dismissed without notice - Local Investigation

11

Police Constable

15

Oct/2015

Corrupt or other Improper Exercise of Police Powers

255 hours unpaid work in the community and ordered to pay costs

Dismissed without notice - Local Investigation

12

Police Constable

08

Oct/2015

Corrupt or other Improper Exercise of Police Powers

120 hours unpaid work and pay costs

Dismissed without notice - Local Investigation

13

Police staff

 

2015

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 18 months

Written warning  - Local Investigation

14

Police Constable

 

2015

common assault by beating

NFA

No action - Local Investigation

15

Police staff

 

2015

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

NFA

No action - Local Investigation

16

Police Constable

 

2018

Sexual Assault

NFA

No action - Local Investigation

17

Police staff

09

Aug/2016

Theft

Case Dismissed

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - Local Investigation

18

Police Constable

 

2016

Penetrate Sexually the vagina / anus of another without consent

Not Guilty Not Proven

No action - Local Investigation

19

Police Sergeant

 

2016

Assault

NFA

No action -

20

Police Constable

09

Mar/2017

Harassment

18 month imprisonment - half the sentence to be served in custody, half on licence

Dismissed without notice - local investigation

21

Police Sergeant

 

2017

Drunk & Disorderly

Fixed penalty

No action - local investigation

22

Police Constable

20

May/2017

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 22 months

Dismissed without notice - local investigation

23

Police Constable

14

Feb/2017

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 25 months

Dismissed without notice - local investigation

24

Special Constable

 

2017

Drunk & Disorderly

not applicable

Final written warning  - local investigation

25

Police staff

 

2018

Drunk & Disorderly

not applicable

Written warning  - local investigation

26

Police Constable

21

Apr/2018

Drug Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 12 months

Dismissed without notice - local investigation

27

Police Constable

21

Apr/2018

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Criminal Damage and Burglary,

Section 20 Assault GBH  -  GUILTY - two & half years sentence
Criminal Damage  - NOT GUILTY

Dismissed without notice - local investigation

28

Police staff

09

Jul/2018

Drink Driving

Fined and disqualified from driving for 12 months

Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings - local investigation

29

Police Constable

 

2018

DV common assault

NFA

No action - local investigation

30

Police Constable

 

2018

S 39

NFA

No action - local investigation

31

Police Sergeant

 

2018

Drink Driving

Case dismissed

No action - local investigation

32

Police Constable

 

2019

Affray

NFA

No action - local investigation

 

To note – Section 40(2) has been applied to some of the information above where officers have not been dismissed.

Section 40(2) Personal Information:

This is an absolute exemption and therefore a Public Interest Test is not relevant.  However, for clarity, I will explain my rationale for engaging this exemption.

Section 40(2) provides that information is exempt if it is the personal data of someone other than the applicant and disclosure would breach any of the data protection principles. The term ‘personal data’ means data that relates to a living individual who can be identified.  This may take an obvious form of ‘personal’ such as a name but can also include information from which a person can be identified. Although not explicitly naming individuals, the cumulative effect of full disclosure may lead to the identification of those involved

A disclosure in this instance, because it is so specific, would infringe the first Data Protection Principle, in that it would be both unlawful and unfair

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