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Cleveland Police ethics report

A Home Affairs Select Committee report into policing standards calls for better ethics and says that policing in Cleveland is notable for the series of on-going scandals.

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Cleveland highlighted by committee calling for better police ethics

A report into policing standards says the alleged corruption and incompetence at Cleveland Police must have shaken the faith of the public in their top officers.

The Home Affairs Committee report says that policing in Cleveland is notable for the series of alleged on-going scandals.

The report calls for a new national police code of ethics and integrity and says that officers found guilty of serious misconduct should have their pensions cut.

The report also says that guidance issued by the College of Policing should be binding and Chiefs who do not follow them should be subject to fines and disciplinary proceedings.

"We make no comment on the individual cases in Cleveland, but a concentration of so many egregious cases of alleged corruption and incompetence must have shaken the faith of the public in their top officers."

– Home Affairs Committee report

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