Suspended North Yorkshire police officers are on full pay
Apr 10, 2024

North Yorkshire Police has confirmed that two officers currently suspended from duty are both on full pay.

The force said in a statement last weekend it had referred an officer to the Independent Office for Police Conduct following concerns about the use of force.

It is the second case involving a North Yorkshire Police officer being investigated by the IOPC.

The police watchdog revealed in December last year a senior officer had been suspended and was under criminal investigation “for the potential offences of misconduct in public office, improper exercise of police powers and intent to pervert the course of justice”.

The Stray Ferret asked North Yorkshire Police whether the two officers had been suspended on full pay.

A spokesperson for the constabulary confirmed this was the case. They added:

“Suspension and associated conditions are set in regulations and we do not have any control over this.”

We also asked the IOPC when it was likely to make a decision on the case that began four months ago.

An IOPC spokesperson said there was “no set timescale on the investigation at this point”, adding:

“The officer has been interviewed under criminal caution and investigators are continuing to address further lines of enquiries.”

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