Five Kent Police detectives 'arrested over claims offenders manipulated to boost crime figures'
Kent Police confirmed
five people were arrested in Maidstone
Five Kent Police detectives are believed to have been arrested
on suspicion of persuading criminals to confess to crimes they did
The officers were questioned over the claims after a
whistle-blower raised the alarm, according to a national
It is thought they are alleged to have dishonestly manipulated
suspects to increase crime detection figures.
The force confirmed five people were arrested in Maidstone on
Monday and released on bail.
The claims are said to centre around the practice of taking
offences "into consideration", where other crimes are admitted upon
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Five people arrested in Maidstone
on Monday over allegations of administrative irregularities in the
way prisoners had been dealt with have been released on police
The five - thought to be four men and a woman - are said to deny
any wrongdoing and have been suspended from duty.
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