Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Officers Face Disciplinary

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Officers Face Disciplinary

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THREE senior police officers are due to face disciplinary action for allegedly trying to get the case against Pc Pendlebury dropped.

Chief Supt Lee Bruckshaw, formerly the force's head of criminal justice and custody, along with a chief inspector and a sergeant, were investigated over claims they attempted to pervert the course of justice, as first reported by the M.E.N. in June last year.

An investigation managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided the three officers should not face criminal proceedings, but will be charged with misconduct and face internal disciplinary hearings.

The M.E.N understands all three officers will strongly deny any wrongdoing. Mr Bruckshaw, a 55-year-old father of four, and the former head of Wigan police, was due to retire last September, but was not allowed to do so as the allegations regarding the Pc Pendlebury case were still pending. …

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