Two West Midlands Cops and a particular constable are charged with rape in separate incidents over three-year interval
- One PC charged with rape in June this yr whereas second officer charged with rape in October 2019 and particular constable in April 2019
- Three rape expenses in opposition to the West Midlands officers had been confirmed in a Freedom of Data request which was initially rejected by the power
- Comes simply weeks after killer cop Wayne Couzens, 48, was jailed for all times for the rape and homicide of Sarah Everard
Two West Midlands Cops and a particular constable have been charged with rape in unconnected instances it emerged at this time.
The three suspects have been accused of the sexual offences in separate incidents between October 2018 and October 1 this yr.
One PC was charged with rape in June this yr whereas a second officer was charged with rape in October 2019.
Two West Midlands Cops and a particular constable have been charged with rape in unconnected instances, it emerged at this time (West Midlands Police HQ above)
A particular constable was charged in April 2019.
The three accused are on account of face separate trials at later dates.
In the meantime, once more in an unconnected case, a fourth West Midlands Police officer was discovered not responsible of rape earlier this yr following a trial.
The three rape expenses in opposition to the West Midlands officers had been confirmed in a Freedom of Data request which was initially rejected by the power.
When that call was questioned the power confirmed particulars of the instances.
West Midlands Police stated: ‘The information requested within the authentic Freedom of Data request just isn’t presently held in an electronically retrievable format.
‘To fulfil the unique request, employees would wish to undergo every document individually – a job that will take many, many hours and much exceed the time limitations set out within the Freedom of Data Act – with the intention to fulfill the request.
‘We’ve got been in a position to retrieve some data by lowering the search parameters from the unique request, specifically the variety of officers charged with rape during the last three years.
‘We recognise the significance of offering information and knowledge to the general public and, once we’re not in a position to, we perceive this may have an effect on the arrogance that folks have within the police.
‘Important work is ongoing in our Skilled Requirements division to reconfigure the system to allow us to collate data sooner or later in a extra readily retrievable format, as we recognise that these limitations don’t assist construct belief.
‘In latest months the place we’ve obtained particular requests for information on officer misconduct, these are all out there for the general public to view on our FOI disclosure net web page.’
The information comes simply weeks after killer cop Wayne Couzens (above), 48, was jailed for all times for the rape and homicide of Sarah Everard
The information comes simply weeks after killer cop Wayne Couzens, 48, was jailed for all times for the rape and homicide of Sarah Everard.
Former Metropolitan Police officer Couzens had kidnapped Miss Everard, 33, off the streets of London after reportedly stopping her for Covid breaches throughout lockdown.
He was given a complete life time period for the rape and homicide and was labelled a ‘coward’ by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick.
After Couzens was jailed, West Midlands Police Chief Constable David Thompson advised officers in his weblog that policing was not a ‘boys’ membership’ and that males wanted to result in change to deal with violence in opposition to ladies.
The police chief admitted ‘societal attitudes and behaviours’ are current in policing and added: ‘We’ve got run a challenge to deal with sexual harassment inside WMP as a result of it’s wanted because it occurs too usually.’
In a direct message to officers at Lloyd Home, CC Thompson stated: ‘All of us have to do extra.
‘After a dreadful weekend, can I ask us all to set out a private ambition to make policing an exemplar for the correct attitudes and approaches to ladies.’