Rise in upheld allegations against police

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The number of allegations made against Thames Valley Police which were upheld after investigation has risen.

The force, which covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, received 1,043 complaints during 2013-14, a rise of 9% from the previous year, according to a report published today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

These complaints included a total of 1,699 separate allegations (a 3% rise on 2012/13), of which 934 were investigated, as the other allegations were either withdrawn, discontinued or resolved locally.

Of the complaints which were investigated by the force, 174 were upheld. This is an increase from the 150 upheld complaints out of a total of 1,006 investigated in 2012/13.

Details of the allegations have not been released. However, they can include ‘incivility, impoliteness and intolerance’, ‘oppressive conduct or harassment’, ‘lack of fairness and impartiality’ and ‘unlawful/unnecessary arrest or detention’.