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CPS authorises misconduct in public office charges against ex-police officer


Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised Derbyshire Constabulary Counter Corruption Unit, led by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, to charge ex-police officer Daniel Nash with 13 offences of misconduct in public office. The CPS has also authorised one charge of misconduct in public office against serving police officer, Matthew Longmate. 

“The alleged offences took place between 2015 and 2020.

“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Daniel Nash and Matthew Longmate are active and that they have the right to a fair trial.”

Notes to editors

  • Daniel Nash (DOB: 08/02/1982) has been charged with 13 offences of Misconduct in Public Office. These reflect his conduct with 13 separate women between 2015-2020.
  • Matthew Longmate (DOB: 21/01/1976) has been charged with one offence of Misconduct in Public Office. This charge is a joint charge with Daniel Nash.
  • The CPS Special Crime Division deals with the most complex and sensitive cases in England and Wales including disasters, serious criminal allegations against police officers, corporate manslaughter and election offences.

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