Excessive and Violent Police Behaviour

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Pat James (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sussex Police, Please provide any and all police reports into the excessive and violent behavior of Sussex Police at the 2013 Balcome fracking protest, together with any recorded recommendations on how Sussex Police should be compliant with the law and their own guidelines at such protests.

I do not require any personnel identification, therefore a modicum of redaction is acceptable where this is necessary.

Yours faithfully,

Pat James

Sussex Police

Your Ref:   Our Ref: FOI  859/15 Date: 06/10/2015
 
Contact Name: Andrea Howard Tel. Extension:   Direct Dial No: 101

 

 

Dear Pat James

 

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police today.

 

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of
receipt. In some circumstances Sussex Police may be unable to achieve this
deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Andrea Howard

FOI Assistant

Sussex Police Serving Sussex

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See a previous request under the FOI Act which is relevant to this:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Sussex Police have declined to respond to this and have failed to deal with the request lawfully.

Pat James (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sussex Police, I write to remind you that a response is now overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Pat James

Sussex Police

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Pat James (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sussex Police, why have you sent me information entirely unrelated to my request?

Please regard this communication as a reminder that you have not responded meaningfully to my request in the time specified by the act. I find your actions in this matter unacceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Pat James

Sussex Police

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated Saturday 31st October, I am am sorry you are disappointed with the response which I considered to be a full, relevant and complete response to your request. The response dated 30th October was sent to you on the 20th working day after receipt (Saturday 3rd October.

In accordance with the FOI Act 2000 I will forward your e-mail of dissatisfaction to the Force Information Manager and ask it be viewed as a request for an Internal Review of my response. He will write to you direct in due course.

Yours faithfully

Roger Brace
Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Services Branch
Corporate Development Department

Tel: 101 Ext: 545251

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Sussex Police

Dear Pat,

Your e mail has been referred to me and I have been conducting further investigations in order to review your complaint. I have now received the documents that I need to provide you with a response and will send this to you on Friday when I have had time to go through them.

Regards,

Marcus.

Marcus Potter BA(Hons) MCIM
Force Information Manager

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Sussex Police

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Dear Pat,
 
I write to you in response to further request for information from Sussex
Police regarding the policing of public order at Balcombe.  Firstly I
would like to say that I approached this review in good faith and with an
independent view point.  We have between 1000 and 1200 Freedom of
Information requests each year and most of these are dealt with by our FOI
officer Roger Brace who dealt with yours.  I only get about 8 - 10
requests for a review each year so most often the responses satisfy the
requesters.
 
For your convenience I have attached below all of the correspondence from
yourself and our responses. 
 
In my view the response provided was appropriate to your request and gave
a description and update on the 95 complaints that were received and
investigated by Sussex Police.  We are not allowed to release any further
detail of those incidents as I am sure that you will appreciate this
information relates to other individual complainants and officers and we
are therefore duty bound to keep it confidential.  We have also provided
you with the independent review into the policing of the event that was
conducted by Hertfordshire Constabulary.  As a result of your second
request I have followed up the Sussex response to the 20 recommendations
that the review made.  The tactical commander who oversaw subsequent
public order policing relating to fracking in the county provided a
detailed assurance of how all 20 recommendations were adopted into
operational command, management, linkage to national policing and
communications locally and with county representatives and the embedding
of lessons learnt.
 
I hope that this review and update provides you with a satisfactory
response.  However it is my duty to point out that you are entitles to
appeal to the Information Commissioners Office.  The ICO can then provide
their review. I am in regular correspondence with them and will provide
them with the same response that I sent to you.
 
Regards,

Marcus.

Marcus Potter BA(Hons) MCIM
Force Information Manager

Office Extension 545072
Work [mobile number]
 
Attached
1. Request
2. Reply
3. PSD spread sheet
4. Copy of Peer review into Balcombe Fracking Operation.
 
 
 
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