Law will stop police quitting to avoid being investigated: Move comes after it emerged 38 officer facing misconduct changes have left jobs before interview

Published September 29, 2014 by misty534
  • Dozens of officers facing misconduct charges have quit since 2010
  • Now a new law will prevent officers under investigation from quitting


What’s the rush? Terry Sweeney, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police is retiring in the middle of two investigations into his conduct

A spokesman said a number of initiatives, including a national register allowing forces to share information on officers who  have been disciplined, would improve confidence in policing.

He added: ‘We will also legislate later this year to ensure that officers cannot resign or retire to avoid dismissal in misconduct hearings.’

Currently, the police watchdog,  the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), cannot compel officers to  attend interviews once they  have resigned or retired,  although former and serving officers must answer any criminal allegations.

By Paul Cahalan

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