A senior Greater Manchester Police officer has been suspended following an allegation of misconduct.
The conduct of officer will be assessed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), the force’s portfolio holder for professional standards has said.
Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods released this short statement: “Following an allegation of misconduct, a senior officer has been suspended from duty and referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for investigation into their standards of professional behaviour.”
An IOPC spokesman added: “We are waiting for a referral from GMP and will assess the available information to determine if any further action is required from us.”
No other details about either the officer involved, or the allegations against him or her, have been disclosed by GMP or the police watchdog.
Greater Manchester Police is one of six territorial forces in England and Wales currently in Home Office ‘Special Measures’, an unwelcome status it acquired in December, 2020 that led directly to the departure of its disgraced chief constable, Ian Hopkins.
Over the past decade GMP has been repeatedly rocked by scandals involving very senior officers, with a succession of them leaving the force and/or the police service under a cloud (read more here).
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