Cases of police abusing role for sexual gain have risen, watchdog reveals

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Police officers abusing their position for sexual gain is now the most common form of serious corruption investigated, a watchdog has said.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct called for police forces in England and Wales to take a “zero tolerance” approach to the behaviour, which often targets victims and vulnerable people.

Since 2018, 66 officers and members of police staff have faced disciplinary proceedings after being investigated for abusing their position for a sexual purpose, including 42 in the last year alone.

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