November 03, 2022 | Police/Staff Misconduct and Complaints
How much did your force spend on settlements or pay outs and the associated legal costs (your own and/or contributions to the claimant's costs) for civil claims filed by or on behalf of members of the public and arising partly or wholly from alleged officer misconduct from 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2021?
How much of this total was legal costs?
Are settlements or pay outs for such civil claims handled by your legal department, rather than by your professional standards department?
Does your force monitor and keep a record on each officer's file of every time the force settles or pays out in a civil case wholly or partly arising from that officer's alleged misconduct? If so, which department monitors this?
If the answer to 2 is no, why not?
If the answer to 2 is yes, please can you tell me how many officers working for your force have more than one settlement or pay out on their record?
For each of the officers in Question 3c, can you provide:
a) how many separate claims that led to a settlement or pay out are on their record.
b) the total cost of the settlements/pay outs (including legal costs) of the claims on their record.
c) if that officer is still working for your force.