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In October 2012, almost a year after his death, an ITV documentary examining claims of sexual abuse against Savile led to a substantial number of sexual abuse claims, including accusations against public bodies for covering up or failure of duty.
After being forced to resign as an officer in the LAPD following a disastrous failure of duty on his part, disgraced cop Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moves away from the big city to the quiet environs of a small town on the US-Mexico border where he manages to shake off his bad name and settle into the job of local sheriff.
130) The trial judge, Learned Hand, found that the defendant failed to keep informed and was a "figurehead," and liability could be imposed for a failure of duty.
He may not have gone down with his ship, but he must now be sent down for his flagrant failure of duty.
As such, the failure to put out additional lines in anticipation of the hurricane was not in itself a failure of duty.
And internal proceedings have directly led to the resignation of at least four officers from Northumbria Police, following disputes over alleged acts of mishandling property, neglect or failure of duty and sexual conduct.
In Cheshire, allegations regarding neglect or failure of duty were down from 220 to 121 (45%), and allegations relating to incivility were down from 181 to 156 (14%).
Meanwhile, a Treasury Committee has reported that the Financial Services Authority is guilty of a systematic failure of duty over its handling of the Northern Rock crisis.
LEAVING the job first to a PR manager, and then taking four days to make a meaningful statement, but without a complementary press briefing, was a failure of duty, made worse by arranging a series of one-to-one telephone interviews with Ben Gunn that clearly left out at least two key correspondents.
Neglect, failure of duty, incivility and impoliteness made up 45 per cent of last year's record number of complaints against Welsh and English forces.

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