originally by: Birmingham Mail
published: 8 December 2012
More than 100 cops and civilian staff have resigned or retired while under investigation by West Midlands Police, shock new figures have revealed. And a total of 26 employees admitted or were convicted of criminal offences – while a further eight received cautions.
The Mail has also discovered two cops under investigation have remained suspended on FULL PAY since 2010, eight since 2011 and two this year.
A Freedom of Information request to West Midlands Police revealed 111 officers, PCSOs and civilian staff resigned or retired while under investigation between 2009 and 2012.
The ranks of the police officers included three inspectors, one chief superintendent, three detective constables and 11 sergeants. Of the 111 cases, a total of 51 employees were accused of discreditable conduct, while 22 faced allegations relating to honesty and integrity.