The statistics came to light following a Freedom of Information request by embattled police chief John Mauger, who claims the force is unfairly trying to sack him.

It is understood the data will form part of the Assistant Chief Constable’s defence in his ongoing battle to keep his job.

Police bosses believe his friendship with Kent music promoter Brian Rix, who has historic weapons, assault and dishonesty convictions, could be used to “discredit” the force.

Reported by the Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.