Referral of complaints against ACC Paul Fullwood to I0PC/IPCC, the 14 day delay, the further 2 week delay of referral to IOPC - Martin McvGartland request

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

03 June 2019

Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

I received a email/letter from Amanda Bell (Head of PSD this morning concerning my complaints which I made to PSD concerning ACC Paul Fullwood. My complaint/s were emailed to PSD on Friday 3 May (and after close of business). PSD, due to the Bank Holiday weekend, will have received my complaint on Tuesday 7 May.

In her letter of today Ms Bell included the following;
"Having carefully read your complaint I can see that my department has taken your complaint seriously, as on 20th May 2019, the same day that your complaint was recorded, your complaint was voluntary referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for them to decide on the mode of investigation. This may be a supervised, managed or independent investigation. Alternatively the IOPC may inform us to investigate on our own (a local investigation)."

And she wrote; "I am aware that this information was not conveyed to you and I apologise for this oversight. We are unable to commence an investigation into your complaint until the IOPC have informed us of their ‘mode of investigation’ decision...."

Under the FOIA I would like to know;

1. Why did Ms Bell, her PSD delay the referral of the ACC Fullwood complaints to IOPC/IPCC by 2 weeks (between 7 May and date of referral on 20 May) when referrals are required to be made immediately and or soon after complaints are received?

2. How did the 'oversight' come about (reason for it). That which resulted in my not being informed of the referral for a further two weeks (post referral being made to IOPC/IPCC on 20 May) Given complaint/s were received by Ms Bell, her PSD on 7 May... referral was not made by her, her PSD until 20 May?

3. Has Ms Bell (now Head of PSD) ever worked directly with Paul Fullword before she became Head of PSD. If so, please supply details ... and also explain if there is any conflict regards above and or in her, her PSD investigating ACC Fullwood?

4. Has Ms Bell, her PSD considered appointing an external (independent) police force to investigate complaints against ACC Fullwood. If not, why not?

This request relates to email / letter from Ms Bell as sent to me today. The request must be answered within the legal time limit.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland on behalf of FOI Team, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Martin McGartland,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 3rd

Yours sincerely,
James Cooper

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Another Cover Up.

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Another Cover Up.

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Martin McGartland

12 May 2019

It is a BIG dirty Cover Up....

Dear Sir / Madam,

It is a BIG Dirty Cover up:

in your 10 May 2019 reply you wrote following;

10 May 2019

Our Ref: FOI2019/02599

By email only to: [FOI #568639 email]

Dear Martin McGartland


I write in connection with your request for information received on 15th April. I note you seek access to the following information:

Dear CC Jon Boutcher,

This will be the last FOI request that I will make to you / your force.

When I met with you and ACC Paul Fulwood in late 2017, when you agreed to review my attempted murder investigation by Northumbria Police, you promised and assured me then (and many times since) that;

1. You would disclose a copy of your review report / findings (the Boutcher review and findings) to me;

2. You would take action (no matter against who - without fear or favour) if you / your review team identified any wrongdoing (or suspicions and that they would be taken forward)

3. You also promised me that your review would be )completely transparent, thorough and that you / review team would report all of your findings truthfully Etc Etc

Despite above, you have refused to disclose your report (or even a redacted copy - another of your promises you broke) to me even when you completed your review more than 1 year ago (Feb, March 2018).

During that period, you have also refused to supply me with any details about your / review teams findings. And you have ignored my emails which I asked you to please answer questions that I asked you about the review, the findings. To date, you continue to refuse to answer my questions ... and now you (as well as ACC Paul Fullwood) are ignoring my emails. You have now fobbed me off to your Head of Legal (Kate Stephenson) and even your information Unit (shame on you, Jon).

Now you (via Ms Stephenson) are attempting to dupe me into attending a meeting with you , as you / your Head of Legal are claiming, to: "Discuss the report and recommendations". This is despite my my informing you by email (on a number of occasions) that I would not meet you because I no longer had any faith, trust or confidence in you (once bitten .. twice shy). Ms Stephenson (on your instructions - grow up / man up, Jon) continues to make the same offer of a meeting (when you, she are well aware that I will never agree to another meeting - just so you can taken advantage of me once again).

I have been requesting (many times) that you PLEASE put into a letter / email what you want to tell me (discuss) at a meeting. You are also refusing to do that too. Given the above, as well as the broken promises and assurances ... your continually refusing to answer my questions, failing to supply me with a copy of your review report / findings - as you promised you would (and even refusing to give me any details at all about your findings) Etc ... etc.

It begs the question ... what is it that you are hiding, Jon. And why is it that you are not willing to include what you want to tell me in a letter / email?

I understand that you are due to retire from Bedfordshire police in July..... I sincerely hope that you will afford me a proper (and detailed) explanation before you depart. And that you will honour the promise you made to me. Given the way you have let me down, treated me as if I have no rights, ignoring me and passing me (as the victim in this case from pillar to post) I suspect you will not.

I spoke to a newspaper recently about you, this matter.... I said that when I first met you in 2017 that; "that I couldn't have been more impressed" ... "you were so sincere, knowledgeable and robust in your approach" ... "were so knowledgeable 'were a breath of fresh air' .... that I was so convinced that you would 'walk the walk' .... and that you would 'go for broke in ensuring that the security services and the cops would be held to account' .... 'He convinced me that he would leave no stone unturned in his quest for truth and justice"

suffice to say I no longer hold that view. And on a personal note, and in my humble opinion - and based on my dealings with you (during which time you have let me down so badly) I do not have any faith that you will deliver for the victims of the Stakeknife Inquiry. It was as a direct result of your Inquiry, your public statements, that I first became aware of you (Operation Kenova) in which you stated that you were; "committed to doing all they can to find the truth for the victims and their families." All of which were music to me ears. I asked myself .... who is this guy? That being the reason, statements such as that, why I made contact with Operation Kenova in 2017. And why I offered to assist, help in any way I could.

I also whole heartily believed, that being reason why I asked you to review my attempted murder case, that your review might help you / Kenova shed some light into the dirty war

It was as a result of that contact that you and I first met. And as a result, and due to the above, why I asked you later if you would consider reviewing my (the Northumbria Police - NP) investigation in to my 1999 attempted murder (of which you, other officers from Kenova were aware of my claims of serious corruption / failings by NP in that investigation). You accepted to take on the review.

Sadly (and with a heavy heart) and due to the above, the events of the previous 12 months (to date) and because of my breakdown in trust in you, my being so bitterly disappointed in you I have recently contacted Kenova team (who I have no issues with - they are true professionals, first class individuals... ) and asked them to destroy all of my statements / audio recordings. And I informed them that I was withdrawing all of my help and assistance. I explained that it was as a result of breakdown of trust (as above) in you ... due to your broken promises etc.

Anyway... enough of that. What I would like to know (to ask you) under the FOIA 2000;

1. Will you now be disclosing a copy of your review report to me as you promised (the redacted version that your review team prepared for that very purpose?
If not, would you PLEASE (I beg you) explain why not. And also why you are now breaking the promises you made to me that you will disclose report to me? ( I am entitled to an explanation).

2. Will you now be answering (by email) the questions I emailed you concerning your review into my 20 year old unsolved (I am very clear, which remains unsolved ONLY because / and as a direct result of NP / MI5 and British Government corruption - obstructed/ botched investigation to protect IRA, IRA terrorists and suspects. If not, PLEASE explain why you will not answer my questions?)

3. Will you now (given above - when you are aware I will not be meeting you) write to me by email and explain everything that you would want to tell me (discuss) at a meeting. If not, PLEASE explain why not?

You absolutely convinced me that I could trust you, that you would get to the truth. And I believed in you ... I had total confidence in you. I trusted you more than any one I have dealt with before you.. I have learned a valuable lesson from my dealing with you .... and it is this. I will never again trust anyone who is connected with / to and employed by the state. For once, in my entire 25 years of seeking truth and justice, I was never so convinced in all that time that I had finally found it in you. The words.... "If I can't trust Jon Boutcher who can I trust" continually ring in my ears (while recalling all the promises and assurances - all since broken) you made to me.

All of which have resulted in a total waste of your review officers time (who I greatly respect), your time as well as mine. I would walk up and down the Falls road (wearing a "support Agent Carol" t shirt on (I kid you not) just to be able to have a wee peek at the original review team draft report . The one that you sent back to be changed rewritten in parts??????

I sincerely hope that you will now do the right thing. And that you will honour the promises you made to me, that you will email me your redacted report and findings. And that you will be completely open and transparent (which you have not been to date) and answer my questions.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Yours sincerely

Karen Kennedy
Information Rights

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

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