Police: Complaints threaten confidence
Friday 04 July 1997
Launching the authority's 1996/97 annual report, Peter Moorhouse, the chairman, said the fact that three police authorities had voluntarily referred high-profile sex discrimination allegations for investigation suggested "an apparent inability within forces to manage gross disharmony between officers who should be colleagues."
The authority also highlighted continuing concerns about deaths in custody, calling for force doctors to possess skills in diagnosing psychiatric, drug or alcohol problems and for "urgent consideration" to be given to the introduction of closed-circuit television in at least one cell in police stations, so that high-risk prisoners could be kept under observation.
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