Regardless of the circumstances and in whatever arena, private or public, if anyone has behaved in such a way that a gross misconduct or serious allegation has been made against them, then they should be immediatly suspended and dismissed, losing their pensions and all benefits.
But the police apply different standards in that there are always cover ups. It seems that the police are no longer accountable to anyone, especially the IOPC and PSDs of each police force.
This is not just a theory or a philosophy. I was illegally arrested by the police in direct contravention of PACE but absolutely nothing has happened to them; it is just a club where no offence of one of its members is taken seriously and they all get away with everything.
In fact, the police are outside the law, a law that they are supposed to uphold