‘I was raped’ by police officer ex-husband – BBC News

Police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse are a third less likely to be convicted than the general public, figures from 37 forces suggest.

They show 3.9% of claims against police led to a conviction from 2015-18 in England and Wales, compared with 6.2% among the population as a whole.

Police domestic abuse lead Dame Vera Baird said the issue does not “appear to be taken as seriously” as it should.

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