The police watchdog looking into the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham has found ‘significant failings’ in nine cases but no evidence of officer misconduct.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it has identified ‘significant failings’ in the way victims of abuse and alleged perpetrators were treated.
The IPCC is looking at allegations involving 91 named police officers in the biggest inquiry it has undertaken outside its investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster.
91 police officers under investigation over handling of Rotherham child sex abuse scandal
NINE investigations into South Yorkshire Police officers’ handling of child sex abuse in Rotherham have concluded the officers involved have “no case to answer” despite finding “significant failings”.
Rotherham abuse scandal probe now investigating 91 officers
More than 90 current and former South Yorkshire Police officers are under investigation over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal – with some potentially facing criminal charges.
IPCC ends nine Rotherham scandal inquiries despite ‘significant failings’ being uncovered
Nine investigations into allegations of police misconduct over the Rotherham scandal have ended with ‘no case to answer’ – despite serious failings being uncovered.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission revealed today that of the 62 investigations it has set up into police failings over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal, all nine to be completed so far have resulted in no action being taken against officers.
Rotherham abuse case: Misconduct inquiry centres on 30 officers
Investigations into how 30 police officers handled child sex abuse complaints in Rotherham have begun, the police watchdog said.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said 211 allegations were made against 91 officers over corruption and failure to act.
Of those identified 30 will be formally investigated, the watchdog said.
Nine of the 62 inquiries to date have been completed and found no evidence of police misconduct, it added.