Senior officers under scrutiny as in-force crime rises

One
in 10 senior police officers is currently under investigation for criminal or
disciplinary charges, according to the Police Superintendents’ Association
(PSA).

The
association, which is holding its annual conference in Warwickshire this week,
also reveals that in some forces as many as one superintendent in five is being
investigated by officers from other forces.

The
figures represent a significant increase from 1994, when only 12
superintendents or chief superintendents were investigated, even though at the
time there were twice as many officers holding the positions.

The
PSA blames an increase in complaints from the public against officers for the
large rise in charges being  brought.

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