Humberside Police officers face misconduct hearings over surveillance

Janet Alder cry for justice
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source: BBC News
published: 1 November 2017

Two police officers are to face gross misconduct hearings after it was found surveillance was carried out on the sister of a man who died in custody.

Former paratrooper Christopher Alder, 37, died in Hull in 1998. An inquest found he died unlawfully. His sister, Janet Alder, was placed under surveillance in 2000.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it “found evidence of a case to answer” for two Humberside Police detective sergeants.

This comes two years after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there would be no prosecutions for misconduct because of insufficient evidence.

IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said its decision was “not taken lightly. Taking into account the serious and sensitive nature of the allegations and the weight of the evidence presented to me, I felt it was essential for public confidence that the officers concerned account for their actions,” she said.

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