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Reference: F-2023-00580


I would like details of official complaints in the following categories, made against serving police officers in the force under your remit in 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 so far:
• Sexual harassment
• Rape
• Sexual assault
• Child sex offences
• Other sexual misconduct
Specifically, for each category, I would like you to disclose:
Clarification Sought
Please clarify do by ‘official complaints made against serving officers’ you mean complaints made to Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland, directly to PSNI or both.

Clarification Received
RUC / PSNI only. I have just made the same request to PONI for those made to it directly

Request 1
How many accusations were made against serving police officers?

Request 2
How many allegations were upheld?

Request 3
How many of these upheld charges resulted in formal disciplinary action, and what actions they were?

Request 4
I'm also requesting that you break this down by a) the sex of the accused, b) the seniority of the accused.

Request 5
Confirm whether the complaint was made by;
a) a member of the public
b) a police officer / member of police staff

Officer/Staff Misconduct: Various Offences