| Police corruption-using power for own purpose

I have been dealing with Kent police for the last 4 & half years. There has been a lot of misconduct & corruption within the force. They allow perpetrators to continue breaking the law because if they don’t then their misconduct would be revealed.

In the past I have reported a PC constable to IOPC due to unprofessional behaviour, when I was contacted by a senior I was called on private number & was shouted at down the phone & hung up on.

The anger directed towards me for complaining about the misconduct to IOPC resulted in the [officer rank redacted for legal reasons] taking revenge by deliberately closing down any new crime reports without investigation since my IOPC complaint, to the point my situation has become a matter of life & death. They have now come to support a perpetrator by closing crime reports down because of their original corruption, any new reports are dealt with by other officers covering up for another officer’s misconduct, they can see the situation is escalating but can’t do anything now because it will mean exposing their original corruption. Now this situation has escalated to a possible future homicide & loss of my life because they refuse to do their job. All this stemmed from me reporting a police constable whom was supporting my ex partner, befriending him & the officer was very misogynistic, he deliberately dismissed any crime reports because of his sympathy towards my ex partner.

Constabulary: Kent Police

Timespan: Over the last 4 years

Did you report it to the police?: Yes

Do you want to revisit this with the police?: No

Could you tell us why not?: There’s a lot of corruption and it will not be resolved until someone external investigates. They use their position of power to deliberately make peoples lives a living hell.

Your ethnicity: Prefer not to say

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: No

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No


illustration by Danny Noble

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