originally by: The IPCC
published: 27 April 2012
A former Greater Manchester Police officer has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment after pleading guilty to three counts of misconduct in a public office.
Dominic Paul Griffiths, 29, of Blenmar Close, Radcliffe was charged following an investigation managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The former Detective Constable in the North Manchester Division of GMP pleaded guilty to the offences at Liverpool Crown Court on 14 March 2012.
The investigation, which was conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Professional Standards Branch under the direction and control of the IPCC, examined concerns about Griffiths work which first came to light in July 2010.
Three cases were highlighted as potential areas of concern out of a review of 14 cases in which Griffiths had a significant role. These cases were two rape investigations and and an investigation for HM Coroner relating to the death of a 71-year-old man in prison custody.