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Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger on Wayne Scott Investigation Report

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Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger

 "This report lays bare the shocking behaviour of Wayne Scott and details what was known about him during his time as a serving officer.

"It is vital that Cleveland Police implements the recommendations from the report as swiftly as possible. Whilst it's clear that those now leading the organisation have already made significant changes, the Force as a whole needs to learn from past mistakes in how Scott's behaviour was dealt with. It is completely unacceptable that his disgusting behaviour went unchallenged for so long.

“My thoughts here are with the victims and the impact that his behaviour has on their lives going forward. If there is anyone out there who has suffered at the hands of Scott, or indeed any other police officer, who has not come forward, I would urge them to do so now.

"Senior officers have made the right decision in making the report public today, and it highlights their commitment to being open and transparent and shows their focus on embedding a new culture within the Force.

"The Chief Constable is aware of my expectation for regular updates on the work surrounding the findings from the report, and as the representative for the people of Cleveland, I will be holding the Chief to account on this work and the recommendations."

 

Statement from Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal on Wayne Scott Investigation Report (Cleveland Police website)

 

Posted on Wednesday 19th August 2015
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