Police crime statistics whistleblower resigns

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

PC James Patrick, who last year told the House of Commons Public Administration Committee that the police fiddle crime statistics, has resigned.

PC Patrick, who was facing disciplinary proceedings as a result of his revelations, said he resigned because of the way he had been treated:

'This resignation arises directly from my treatment as a result of making disclosures in good faith and in the public interest.

'My experience led me to see just how flawed the whistleblowing system is, how it fails, but also to firmly believe that no police officer should normally resign or retire while subject to any misconduct investigation. But the circumstances are such that I have no choice.'

Read the report in The Guardian here.

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