Complaints to police fall

NORTH Yorkshire Police is reporting a drop in the number of complaints against police officers.

There has been an 11 per cent reduction in the amount of cases being dealt with by the Professional Standards Department during the second quarter of this financial year.

Between July 1 and September 30, 121 cases of complaint were recorded compared to 136 in the same period of the previous year.

There was a significant reduction in the number of allegations made within the reported cases – 234 during the second quarter of 2011/12 compared to 305 the previous year; a decrease of 20 per cent.

Harrogate District saw a reduction in allegations, from 44 to 17.