Detective couple ‘deliberately sabotaged child abuse investigations’


Two detectives deliberately sabotaged child abuse investigations because they ‘had a cynical disdain for complainants’ and were too lazy to properly investigate them, a court heard. Det Con Sharon Patterson, 49, and former DC Lee Pollard, 47, allegedly lied to their supervisors in Essex Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT) between 2011 and 2014. The officer, who were in a relationship, deliberately entered false information on crime recording documents in order to misrepresent the evidence or potential evidence in investigations,…

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