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Staffordshire police officer convicted of corruption

By Jamie Brassington | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A serving Staffordshire Police officer has been convicted of corruption by abusing his authority.

PC Jarrett Kinson, aged 36, admitted interacting with a member of public through social media between March and July 2018.

The complaint did not involve a physical meeting outside of his police duties or a sexual relationship.

Kinson, who is based in Burton, was interviewed following an internal investigation by the force’s performance and standards unit.

He pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

Kinson has been suspended from his role and will face internal disciplinary proceedings.

Staffordshire Police's deputy chief constable, Nick Baker, said: “Abuse of position by police officers or staff is never acceptable as it causes harm or distress to the very people we should be protecting and keeping safe.

Kinson has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on November 4.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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