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Humberside police officer jailed following IOPC investigation

A police constable who pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice following an Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation has been sentenced to 15 months following a hearing at Hull Crown Court yesterday (Monday 24 June).

PC Paul Wallace pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing on Wednesday 19 June.

Our investigation followed a referral from Humberside Police of a complaint about PC Wallace’s conduct after he attended the scene of an unexplained death. During our investigation we found evidence that PC Wallace attempted to conceal the alleged theft of £65 and tampered with evidence after the crime was reported.

After completing our investigation, we shared our findings with the Crown Prosecution Service who charged PC Wallace with perverting the course of justice and theft.

IOPC regional director Miranda Biddle said: “Police officers are expected to display high levels of honesty and integrity, so when allegations are made that undermine those expectations it is vital that they are fully investigated.

“The next step is for Humberside Police to confirm how they will deal with the outstandingconduct matters relating to this investigation.”

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