Sexual complaints against States of Jersey Police staff (FOI)
Sexual complaints against States of Jersey Police staff (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 November 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
The number of States of Jersey Police staff accused of sexual harassment, sexual offences, sexual assault and rape from January 2018 to 26 October 2021 including their rank or title.
The number of police staff accused of communication offences between January 2018 and 26 October 2021 under the Telecommunications legislation.
A breakdown and details of each offence
What action was taken and details of what that action was.
Whether any of the accused still work for the force.
How many police staff have made claims of sexual misconduct against their colleagues and details of the offence and details of the offence.
How many police officers have been suspended from duty since January 2018 until 26 October 2021.
Reason for suspension.
Details of any further action taken and whether they still work for the force.
A1, A2, A5 and A6 (part a), B1, B2 and B3
2021 (to 26 October)
|A1||0||0||1 (Police Constable) ||2 (both Police Constables, 1 of which was subject of 2 allegations)||3|
|A6||0||0||0||3 (2 staff members made allegations against the same officer) 3 ||3|
|B2||Honesty and Integrity issue x1||General conduct x1||||Alleged sexual offences x2, and breach of data protection x1 |||
|B3|| Deputy Chief Officer’s hearing, formal reprimand. Still working for the force. ||Chief Officer’s hearing, required to resign||||1. Chief Officer’s hearing required to resign. 2. Officer resigned whilst under investigation (within probation period). 3. Case still ongoing (currently suspended from duty). |||
A3 and A4
A3. Details of each offence
A4. Action taken
|2020||2020 Allegation of sexual assault, by male officer during an arrest/handcuffing on another male (juvenile). ||Complaint reviewed for criminal offences and not substantiated or recorded. |
|2021 ||Allegations 1 and 2 alleged sexual offences – no further details provided as Article 25(2) applied (see below) ||Officer required to resign after Chief’s Hearing Allegation|
| 3 – Complaint of sexual assault. || Case is ongoing |
A6 (part b)
|A6. (part b). Details of claims of sexual misconduct against their colleagues ||3 in total during 2021 |
Complaints 1 and 2 - Article 25(2) applied (see below). Complaint
3. Sexual assault
The very small numbers involved mean that full disclosure would likely permit wider colleagues to learn of the exact nature of the allegations. Colleagues are either aware of the identities of the officers or the nature of the complaint, but not both. These details remain confidential to protect the privacy of those involved (including alleged victims), and as such Article 25(2) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) 2011 has been applied.
Article 25 - Personal information
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.