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Revealed: The 189 police officers convicted of crimes including murder, child pornography and drug dealing since 2013

Dozens of police officers have been found guilty of a string of serious crimes since 2013
Dozens of police officers have been found guilty of a string of serious crimes since 2013

They are paid to protect the public and uphold the law but dozens of police officers have been found guilty of a string of serious crimes since 2013 including murder, sexual assault and child pornography.

Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request show there have been 189 convictions across 12 police forces over the past five years.

The Police Service Northern Ireland had the worst record, with 57 offences committed by serving officers including possession of a loaded firearm while drunk, supplying class B and C drugs and selling counterfeit goods.

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