Shoplifting case dropped against Kent Police Superintendent Rachel Adams
A senior Kent police officer will not be
prosecuted for shoplifting, it's been revealed.
Supt Rachel Adams, 46, has been suspended from duties at
Medway police station, where she is area commander.
It comes after she was arrested on suspicion of
shoplifting in Kings Hill on August 27.
But after papers were submitted by police to the CPS, prosecutors
have decided not to take the matter further as they believe a
prosecution wouldn't be successful.
The allegation was thought to involve items - including
cosmetics - believed to be worth around £30 from an
Asda store near West Malling.
Supt Adams was arrested at her home, in the Maidstone
She has headed Medway police since being appointed in June last
year, but remains suspended from police duties pending a
decision on any disciplinary proceedings.
Her job is being filled by a female colleague while the
Supt Adams is vice-chairman of the Medway Community Safety
Partnership, but has been temporarily stood down due to her
The organisation comprises police, council and others, who work
together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
Supt Rachel Adams is
alleged to have shoplifted at Asda, in Kings Hill
Supt Adams has previously been deputy area commander in the West
Kent area and has been a detective chief inspector
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