Police officer misconduct – 341/18

Date Responded 26 April 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. The number of police officers that have been investigated, reprimanded or sacked for racist behaviour in each calendar year from 2014 to 2017.
  2. The details of the incidents that led to disciplinary action taking place and the outcome of that action. 

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. 


The below are allegations of racist behaviour: 

2014   0

2015   3

2016   2

2017   6

2. No cases were upheld and therefore no further disciplinary action was taken against any of the officers. 

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