Hundreds of complaints made about police conduct across Tayside

The Dundee Evening Telegraph report on new figures that show 410 allegations of misconduct have been made against police officers in Tayside over the past four years. Of those complaints, 266 were upheld — with three officers “dismissed without notice” for their conduct. Thankfully, the last few months have seen a decrease in complaints.

Liam said: “Police officers must uphold the law while complying with exacting public standards.

“Any allegation of misconduct must be treated seriously and these figures suggest the approach in Tayside has been effective.

“One overwhelming positive is that the number of complaints upheld has dropped substantially over the past two years.

“While taxpayers will be concerned to find out so many of the allegations were upheld in 2015, particularly 103 cases of neglecting duty, it is obvious all complaints are being dealt with transparently.”

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