Two Lincolnshire police officers arrested and suspended

Two Lincolnshire police officers have been suspended after they were arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

The two officers have been released on bail while the investigation continues.

A third officer, who was arrested on the same day, 14 January, has been released without charge.

Offences under the charge of misconduct in public office normally relate to a serious abuse of power or responsibilities.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Lincolnshire Police confirm that on Saturday, 14 January 2012, three Lincolnshire Police officers were arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

"One of the officers has since been released without charge. Two of the arrested officers are currently suspended from duty and on police bail pending further enquiries."

Lincolnshire Police said it could not say more about the alleged offence, or whether it is being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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