§ Mr. Robert McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of discriminatory conduct towards police officers were made in 1996 against RUC personnel of assistant chief constable rank and above; and what was the outcome of the complaints. 53W
§ Sir John Wheeler
I understand that, in 1996, the Police Authority appointed a senior officer from another police force to investigate three complaints which had been made against two senior RUC officers by a serving police officer.
The investigation substantiated two of the three complaints, but the authority found there were no grounds for recommending formal discipline against any senior officer. A number of recommendations were made to the RUC to put right certain shortcomings identified by the investigating officer.