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'Cut pensions' of corrupt Pcs

A group of influential MPs has called for police officers guilty of serious misconduct to have their pensions docked. The Home Affairs Select Committee recommended the measure as a way of tackling rare cases of "corruption and incompetence".

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Police who resign to avoid disciplinary action targeted

The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended measures to target police officers who resign in order to avoid disciplinary proceedings.

This includes a "scale of fines which should be docked from officers' pensions in cases of the most grave misconduct".

Former West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

The group of MPs heard of numerous cases where police officers retire to avoid disciplinary proceedings, with no further repercussions.

Among them was Sir Norman Bettison, former chief constable of West Yorkshire, who stepped down while facing a disciplinary investigation for gross misconduct charges relating to Hillsborough.

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