"Our hearts were crushed, yet again, following the disciplinary panel's decision. We cannot understand how a panel could find PC Richard Clark guilty of every allegation that was raised against him and then allow him to keep his job. This, in our opinion, does not restore public faith in Durham Constabulary as a force."
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