Police officers in Greater Manchester have been suspended from duty due to criminal offences in the last four years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Two officers resigned over sexual offences related incidents and two were suspended relating to drink driving.

Mancunian Matters report:

Fifty-two Greater Manchester Police officers were suspended from duty since 2008 for offences including corruption, assault, theft, drugs and sexual offences, MM can reveal.

And 25 serving officers have criminal convictions for offences including traffic violations and misconduct in public office – and four for violence against persons.

The data released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that last year, one officer was suspended due to criminal conduct relating to drugs and another for misconduct in public office – they both resigned.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.