Suffolk

Ex-Suffolk Policeman cleared of drugs and misconduct offences

Christopher Clark
Image caption Christopher Clark was cleared by a jury at Norwich Crown Court

A former Suffolk Police officer has been found not guilty of misconduct in public office and supplying cannabis.

Christopher Clark, 46, of Denmark Road, Lowestoft, was cleared by a jury at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday.

Mr Clark had earlier been found not guilty of the theft of a police uniform.

The former constable admitted three charges of possession of ammunition and was ordered to pay a total of £2,015 in fines and court costs.

The court heard dumdum bullets, which expand on impact, were found in a display cabinet at his house.

Mr Clark, who worked for Suffolk Police for almost 20 years, was described as a good officer.

He resigned when he was arrested in February 2011.

Mr Clark had been accused of emptying a bag of drugs in the road. The two other misconduct accusations also related to drug seizures.

He was also cleared of giving cannabis back to a suspect he had seized it from.

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