No Accountability: Rotherham Grooming Gang Review Ends with Zero Police Officers Punished

No Accountability: Rotherham Grooming Gang Review Ends with Zero Police Officers Punished


An eight-year, £6m investigation into the Rotherham grooming gang scandal has been accused of providing zero accountability after no officers were held responsible for the numerous failings during a time in which over 1,400 girls were sexually abused in the northern English city.

On Wednesday, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) published what it described as an “uncomfortable to read” report on the police response to the child sexual abuse carried out by mostly Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham.

The latest report from the IOPC said that they had carried out 91 investigations into the South Yorkshire Police, which was subject to 265 separate allegations made by 51 individual complainants levied by 44 survivors of sexual abuse,

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