Saturday, 8 August 2009

Police Charged With Corruption

Following on from previous allegations of corruption in officialdom, Readers will be concerned to discover two enforcers of the law are to be charged with wilful misconduct in public office, possession and intent to supply cocaine.

Thames Valley Police officer, PC Matthew Alan Kille, and Police Community Support Officer, Lisa Slavin, both based at Slough Police station, will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on August 20th after a 3-month investigation by the Police's Professional Standards Department.

Three other Police officers have been released from bail while investigations continue into another female officer and a member of Police staff.

'Wilful misconduct in public office' is a relatively recent introduction onto the statute book following recommendations made in the 1997 Nolan Committee report primarily regarding clarification of the offence of bribery. It is a notoriously difficult charge to prosecute, but coming off the back of the case of Mabey & Johnson it appears that the law is finally coming to terms with the insidious and damaging effects of corruption.

Sources: BBC, Maidenhead Advertiser

1 comment:

  1. This is very interesting post. I was looking to see if it was going to name any police officers I've talked to lately but no, they are all clean.

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