Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police Mike Cunningham has said that it is, "wholly inappropriate that police officers claim compensation against victims of crime."
He told ITV Daybreak that while there could be times when police officers injured on duty should have access to the criminal compensation scheme, "we need to understand the differences in the claims officers are making."
PC Kelly Jones has started legal action against a Norfolk petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in.
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