Did Northumbria Police spend £100,000.00 plus of taxpayers cash just to recover £15,000.00 - Martin McGartland request

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Northumbria Police.

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

16 January 2018

Dear Northumbria Police,

This FOI request relates to the Denise Aubrey tribunal . Under the freedom of Information act I would like to know;

1. What action, if any, has been taken relating to the gross misconduct and criminal allegations that were revealed during the tribunal?

Also,
a; How many, if any, officers (including former officers), staff have been investigated regarding part 1?
b; What was the outcome in each case, regards 1 and 1a, E.g. file/s sent to CPS, all/any charges relating to criminal offence/s, all/any misconduct hearings, meetings etc

2. If no action has been taken please explain reasons, rationale for those decisions. Which chief officer/s took the decision/s that no action was to be taken?

3. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs relating to Denise Aubrey Tribunal?

4. Please breakdown amount relating to part 3 of this request as follows;

a; External solicitor fees, costs?
b; External counsel fees, costs?
c; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former ACC Vant's legal costs
d; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former chief constable Mike Craik's legal costs
e; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover the legal costs of other former NP officers and staff

5. Regards part 4. What was the reason, rationale for paying the legal costs of former chief constable Mike Craik, former ACC Vant and other former officers and staff. Who, chief officer/s, took the decision/s to pay those costs and why?

6. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs including, NP's costs application for the entire case (POST the tribunal)to recover all costs relating to tribunal from Denise Aubrey?

Also;

a; External counsel fees, costs relating to this part of the request?
b; External solicitors fees, costs (including those paid to legal firm Eversheds) relating to this part of the request?
c; Other costs, fees paid by NP relating to this part of the request?

7. Please disclose copies of the court orders, judgement, decisions relating to part 6 of this request.

You will appreciate that there is a very strong public interest with regard to public money spent by public authorities (including the police) and the public, the tax payer rightly expect those organisations to be fully accountable, open and completely transparent when it concerns such issues. I expect NP to be completely open and transparent when dealing with this request so that the public can be aware how their money has been spent.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for information that Northumbria Police may hold in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act 2000

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should be provided to you by 14/02/2018 which is in accordance with the legislation.

To avoid doubt your request is as below - if this is not correct please advise by return:

This FOI request relates to the Denise Aubrey tribunal . Under the freedom of Information act I would like to know;

1. What action, if any, has been taken relating to the gross misconduct and criminal allegations that were revealed during the tribunal?

Also,
a; How many, if any, officers (including former officers), staff have been investigated regarding part 1?
b; What was the outcome in each case, regards 1 and 1a, E.g. file/s sent to CPS, all/any charges relating to criminal offence/s, all/any misconduct hearings, meetings etc

2. If no action has been taken please explain reasons, rationale for those decisions. Which chief officer/s took the decision/s that no action was to be taken?

3. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs relating to Denise Aubrey Tribunal?

4. Please breakdown amount relating to part 3 of this request as follows;

a; External solicitor fees, costs?
b; External counsel fees, costs?
c; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former ACC Vant's legal costs d; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former chief constable Mike Craik's legal costs e; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover the legal costs of other former NP officers and staff

5. Regards part 4. What was the reason, rationale for paying the legal costs of former chief constable Mike Craik, former ACC Vant and other former officers and staff. Who, chief officer/s, took the decision/s to pay those costs and why?

6. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs including, NP's costs application for the entire case (POST the tribunal)to recover all costs relating to tribunal from Denise Aubrey?

Also;

a; External counsel fees, costs relating to this part of the request?
b; External solicitors fees, costs (including those paid to legal firm Eversheds) relating to this part of the request?
c; Other costs, fees paid by NP relating to this part of the request?

7. Please disclose copies of the court orders, judgement, decisions relating to part 6 of this request.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

 

Thank you for your e mail dated 16 January 2018 in which you made a
request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria
Police.

 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

 

You asked:

This FOI request relates to the Denise Aubrey tribunal . Under the freedom
of Information act I would like to know;

 

1. What action, if any, has been taken relating to the gross misconduct
and criminal allegations that were revealed during the tribunal?

 

Also,

a; How many, if any, officers (including former officers), staff have been
investigated regarding part 1?

b; What was the outcome in each case, regards 1 and 1a, E.g. file/s sent
to CPS, all/any charges relating to criminal offence/s, all/any misconduct
hearings, meetings etc

 

2. If no action has been taken please explain reasons, rationale for those
decisions. Which chief officer/s took the decision/s that no action was to
be taken?

 

3. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs relating
to Denise Aubrey Tribunal?

 

4. Please breakdown amount relating to part 3 of this request as follows;

 

a; External solicitor fees, costs?

b; External counsel fees, costs?

c; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former ACC Vant's legal costs
d; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover former chief constable Mike
Craik's legal costs e; Amount of fees, costs paid by NP to cover the legal
costs of other former NP officers and staff

 

5. Regards part 4. What was the reason, rationale for paying the legal
costs of former chief constable Mike Craik, former ACC Vant and other
former officers and staff. Who, chief officer/s, took the decision/s to
pay those costs and why?

 

6. What was the total amount paid by taxpayer to cover all costs
including, NP's costs application for the entire case (POST the
tribunal)to recover all costs relating to tribunal from Denise Aubrey?

 

Also;

 

a; External counsel fees, costs relating to this part of the request?

b; External solicitors fees, costs (including those paid to legal firm
Eversheds) relating to this part of the request?

c; Other costs, fees paid by NP relating to this part of the request?

 

7. Please disclose copies of the court orders, judgement, decisions
relating to part 6 of this request.

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

 

As per our response to FOI 011/18 in which we advised that any further
requests relating to allegations, complaints and disciplinary processes
made against Northumbria Police would be considered as vexatious, we are
now discharging our obligation to respond under Section 14(1)

I believe that you are attempting to use the What Do They Know arena in an
effort to  somehow embarrass and harass Northumbria Police. I draw your
attention to the recent  Decision Notice and set out in the Reason for
Decision that the Commissioner stated that  the continued approaches from
Mr McGartland were "unreasonable and that the public comments made by the
complainant amounted to harassment of Northumbria Police and its staff'.
It is my belief that you are again, via this request and the What Do They
Know  platform, pursuing a campaign against staff members of Northumbria
Police and that your intention is to use the data to unfairly discredit
the force.

 

As a result of the above, your request can be fairly be classed as
vexatious and accordingly no response is required.

      

Please note that following this response, requests on this and related
matters will be classed as vexatious and no acknowledgement or response
will be provided.

 

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
purposes.

 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish
information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to
promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into
the public arena.

 

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has
been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to
publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the wider
public interest.

 

The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the
requester.

 

I have provided the relevant link below.

 

[1]http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

 

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure, attached below

[2]http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor

Direct Dial: 0191 2956941

 

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

06 February 2018

Martin McGartland Right of Reply to latest NP Lies and smears against him:

More Lies and smears by Northumbria Police so that they can cover up questions, that are in the public interest, that relate to between £65,000.00 and £100,000.00 pf public money. Each, every time I ask NP to account for, release details which relate to substantial amounts of public funds , spent by them, they Lie to me, public (and about me) by claiming my requests are "vexatious". Everyone knows that NP have lied about me (and my cases) for 18 years and more. That they have been corrupt to the core, have botched my attempted murder investigation and also protected both the IRA and the terrorists who almost murdered me. And that N NP has lied to the ICO, the IPCC and many others concerning me, my cases.

I note that you have not supplied any evidence to show (the latest lies an d smears against me) that I am making requests to "embarrass and harass Northumbria Police". And that NP have not reported me and or taken any type of action against me as a result. I could not embarrass NP any more than they have done themselves, Don't take my word for it... see here;

Police are accused of hushing-up arrest of senior officer's singer son for £30,000 break-in
Son of a senior Northumbria Police officer was arrested on suspicion of burglary
Damage of around £30,000 was caused to a shop in Sunderland after a flat party
But details of Matthew Vant's arrest were wiped from internal police computer
An IPCC probe found assistant chief constable Greg Vant had no case to answer
But whistleblower said it's 'one rule for the public and one for friends of police'; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Senior officers in a police force hit by sex scandal allegations used guest accommodation at their headquarters to conduct liaisons;
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/polic...

Northumbria Police rocked by yet another sex scandal as tribunal continues
Tribunal hearing told how Supt David Borrie 'pressured vulnerable member of staff into two sex acts'
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...

Senior Northumbria Police officers used HQ as 'love pad';
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/...

'Affair' between top officers at a scandal-hit police force[Northumbria Police] ; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Outrage over police who paid informer £10,000 even though he had drugged and raped a child and was arrested in another child sex inquiry as Asian sex gang probe went on
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

There are many other examples. You can't be serious? Wise up,

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Martin McGartland Right of Reply to latest NP Lies and smears against him:

More Lies and smears by Northumbria Police so that they can cover up questions, that are in the public interest, that relate to between £65,000.00 and £100,000.00 pf public money. Each, every time I ask NP to account for, release details which relate to substantial amounts of public funds , spent by them, they Lie to me, public (and about me) by claiming my requests are "vexatious". Everyone knows that NP have lied about me (and my cases) for 18 years and more. That they have been corrupt to the core, have botched my attempted murder investigation and also protected both the IRA and the terrorists who almost murdered me. And that N NP has lied to the ICO, the IPCC and many others concerning me, my cases.

I note that you have not supplied any evidence to show (the latest lies an d smears against me) that I am making requests to "embarrass and harass Northumbria Police". And that NP have not reported me and or taken any type of action against me as a result. I could not embarrass NP any more than they have done themselves, Don't take my word for it... see here;

Police are accused of hushing-up arrest of senior officer's singer son for £30,000 break-in
Son of a senior Northumbria Police officer was arrested on suspicion of burglary
Damage of around £30,000 was caused to a shop in Sunderland after a flat party
But details of Matthew Vant's arrest were wiped from internal police computer
An IPCC probe found assistant chief constable Greg Vant had no case to answer
But whistleblower said it's 'one rule for the public and one for friends of police'; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Senior officers in a police force hit by sex scandal allegations used guest accommodation at their headquarters to conduct liaisons;
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/polic...

Northumbria Police rocked by yet another sex scandal as tribunal continues
Tribunal hearing told how Supt David Borrie 'pressured vulnerable member of staff into two sex acts'
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...

Senior Northumbria Police officers used HQ as 'love pad';
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/...

'Affair' between top officers at a scandal-hit police force[Northumbria Police] ; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Outrage over police who paid informer £10,000 even though he had drugged and raped a child and was arrested in another child sex inquiry as Asian sex gang probe went on
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

There are many other examples. You can't be serious? Wise up,

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Northumbria Police (NP) malicious / false ‘vexatious’ claims (their Lies) are nothing new. NP have been using and abusing same by to cover up their gross misconduct – and misfeasance in public office by their Bent officers who are (and were) involved in the Martin McGartland's cases. They having been lying about ‘vexatious’ for more than 7 years, see ICO 2011 decision notice in which they found that request was NOT ‘vexatious’,
https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

NP, Winton Keenen will say (and do) anything to cover up their corruption in the Martin McGartland cases.

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

25 Years of Serious CORRUPTION by Northumbria Police - from the very Top down - in the Martin McGartland cases ....
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