NB: This site is moving to:
BENTSTONE COPS - Fighting
Corruption within the West Midlands
The threefold purpose of this site is to:
1. Provide a public data base of West Midlands Police Force officers who have had formal complaints made against them (especially to the IPCC), and the outcome of these complaints. In this way it will be possible to identify officers who have a history of misconduct, eg. those who have breached the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 – Standards of Professional Behaviour.
2. To scrutinise the complaints procedure and outcomes, especially those of the IPCC, to enable the public to judge how well (or badly) the police investigate themselves, and how seriously (or not) they regard police corruption.
3. To encourage the public to make formal complaints against police officers whenever they behave in a manner that falls short of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 – Standards of Professional Behaviour is breached.
Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 – Standards of Professional Behaviour
Honesty and Integrity
Police officers are honest, act with integrity and do not compromise or abuse their position.
Authority, Respect and Courtesy
Police officers act with self-control and tolerance, treating members of the public and colleagues with respect and courtesy.
Police officers do not abuse their powers or authority and respect the rights of all individuals.
Equality and Diversity
Police officers act with fairness and impartiality. They do not discriminate unlawfully or unfairly.
Use of Force
Police officers only use force to the extent that it is necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances.
Orders and Instructions
Police officers only give and carry out lawful orders and instructions.
Police officers abide by police regulations, force policies and lawful orders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Police officers are diligent in the exercise of their duties and responsibilities.
Police officers treat information with respect and access or disclose it only in the proper course of police duties.
Fitness for Duty
Police officers when on duty or presenting themselves for duty are fit to carry out their responsibilities.
Police officers behave in a manner which does not discredit the police service or undermine public confidence in it, whether on or off duty.
Police officers report any action taken against them for a criminal offence, any conditions imposed on them by a court or the receipt of any penalty notice.
Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
Police officers report, challenge or take action against the conduct of colleagues which has fallen below the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
Police Officers are also obliged to comply with the Police & Criminal Evidence Act (1984) which can be downloaded from the internet.
This site is required in order to root out corruption within the force. Serious corruption is not being tackled by Superintendent Tim Godwin, Head of Professional Standards Department, who appears instead to support gross misconduct, as evidenced by his attempts to alter complaints to the IPCC.
The Police Commissioner is also useless when it comes to tackling serious police corruption.
The only way to achieve an honest and accountable police force is by means of DIRECT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, and it is with this aim in mind that BENTSTONE COPS has been created.