Handling of Complaints Against Tameside Police

Charles Carrington made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greater Manchester Police

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

RE my previous "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 3020/2011":

Further to the above FOI Request, may I please expand on your answer?

There were nine complaints upheld out of 240 in total, and it is this 231 complaints I now refer to:

231 failed complaints against Tameside Police Officers in the last five years is a worryingly high rate. Consequently, although I do not doubt the veracity or probity of the investigating officer(s) concerned, it would be helpful to ascertain how these complaints were dealt with.

Therefore:

1. How many of the above complaints were dealt with by fellow Police Officers based at Tameside before deciding if the complaint was worthy enough to be forwarded onto the appropriate independent disciplinary body (GMPA, etc)? In other words, how many of the 231 complaints were dealt with and decided completely “in-house” at Tameside HQ, and were not forwarded on to the appropriate “outside” regulatory body, i.e. the complaints started and ended their lives at Tameside, i.e. Police investigating Police;
2. As above in (1), but how many of the above complaints were dealt with by fellow Police Officers based at GMP Headquarters.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

Greater Manchester Police

Dear Mr Carrington

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28/07/11,
which was received by Greater Manchester Police on 28/07/11. I note you
require access to the following information:

RE my previous "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO:
3020/2011":

Further to the above FOI Request, may I please expand on your
answer?

There were nine complaints upheld out of 240 in total, and it is
this 231 complaints I now refer to:

231 failed complaints against Tameside Police Officers in the last
five years is a worryingly high rate. Consequently, although I do
not doubt the veracity or probity of the investigating officer(s)
concerned, it would be helpful to ascertain how these complaints
were dealt with.

Therefore:

1. How many of the above complaints were dealt with by fellow
Police Officers based at Tameside before deciding if the complaint
was worthy enough to be forwarded onto the appropriate independent
disciplinary body (GMPA, etc)? In other words, how many of the 231
complaints were dealt with and decided completely "in-house" at
Tameside HQ, and were not forwarded on to the appropriate "outside"
regulatory body, i.e. the complaints started and ended their lives
at Tameside, i.e. Police investigating Police;
2. As above in (1), but how many of the above complaints were dealt
with by fellow Police Officers based at GMP Headquarters.

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From: Charles Carrington <[FOI #81131 email]>
To: FOI requests at Greater Manchester Police
<[Greater Manchester Police request email]>
Date: 28/07/2011 12:12
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Handling of Complaints Against
Tameside Police

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

RE my previous "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO:
3020/2011":

Further to the above FOI Request, may I please expand on your
answer?

There were nine complaints upheld out of 240 in total, and it is
this 231 complaints I now refer to:

231 failed complaints against Tameside Police Officers in the last
five years is a worryingly high rate. Consequently, although I do
not doubt the veracity or probity of the investigating officer(s)
concerned, it would be helpful to ascertain how these complaints
were dealt with.

Therefore:

1. How many of the above complaints were dealt with by fellow
Police Officers based at Tameside before deciding if the complaint
was worthy enough to be forwarded onto the appropriate independent
disciplinary body (GMPA, etc)? In other words, how many of the 231
complaints were dealt with and decided completely "in-house" at
Tameside HQ, and were not forwarded on to the appropriate "outside"
regulatory body, i.e. the complaints started and ended their lives
at Tameside, i.e. Police investigating Police;
2. As above in (1), but how many of the above complaints were dealt
with by fellow Police Officers based at GMP Headquarters.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

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Dear Mr Carrington

with reference to your recent Freedom of Information request to Greater
Manchester Police, re complaints re the G Division, please find attached
your response:

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email [Greater Manchester Police request email]

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Philip A Humphreys
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Information Management Branch
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Charles Carrington

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Re your last reply:
Please forgive my ignorance, but what does "PSB" stand for?
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

Charles Carrington

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

May I thank you for doing a first class job.

Many thanks; case closed.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

Charles Carrington

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Thank you for your kind assistance.
I now consider this matter closed.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington

Greater Manchester Police

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Charles Carrington

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

May I thank you for a job well done.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Carrington