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Police complaints rise again
1:30pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
COMPLAINTS against the police have risen by more than 30 per cent in two years.
Most of the complaints relate to an alleged failure of duty.
In 2010 there were 363 complaints between April and June with 422 during the same period in 2011/12 and this 475 this year.
That is the equivalent of more than five-a-day.
A report by Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle claimed the rise this year was partly down to four difficult, complex or historic cases which accounts for 36 complaints.