South Yorkshire Police officers still being investigated over Rotherham CSE scandal

By Michael Upton | 24/08/2017

South Yorkshire Police officers still being investigated over Rotherham CSE scandal

MORE than 30 South Yorkshire Police officers are still under investigation over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed it was still looking into allegations against 35 officers in the wake of the 2014 Jay Report.

The police watchdog said it aimed to complete its inquiries by next April.

Police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings has previously complained over the length of time the investigation was taking.

The IPCC said in a statement: “The very nature of these investigations makes them difficult to conclude quickly, we are dealing with highly sensitive issues and the allegations can date back decades.

“Our priority is to conclude our investigations rigorously and thoroughly and we thank the survivors and all those affected by these investigations for their patience and understanding."


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