What is Vera Baird, QC - Northumbria PCC doing about police corruption within Northumbria police ?

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

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,

Under FOIA please explain what Vera Baird, QC - Northumbria PCC is doing about police corruption within Northumbria police.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement – Reference 521314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

Your request dated 12 April 2014 was received by this department on 14th April 2014.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 15 May 2014.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

If you have not heard from us once the allotted time has expired, you are automatically entitled to appeal to this department for a review of the matter. This review is a full and new examination of the matter, and is carried out by a more senior member of staff of this office.

In the event that you need to make such an appeal, you can do so by writing to Kevin Payne of this department at the details given below. You should state that you are appealing because an initial decision was not sent to you within the time permitted. In that event, you would normally have 40 days (after the original decision should have been sent to you) in which time to make the appeal.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8EW

T: (0191) 221 9815
E: [email address]
W: www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk

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Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement – Reference 521314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

The Freedom of Information Act gives members of the public the right to request for recorded information held by public authorities. Your request does not appear to ask for recorded information. In order to be able to provide you an appropriate response can you please clarify what specific recorded information you are requesting.

Best Wishes.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8EW

T: (0191) 221 9815
E: [email address]  
W:  www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk 
 
Follow us on: Twitter@northumbriapcc
Like us at: facebook.com/Vera.Baird.QC

 
Half of the money recovered from criminals and seized by Northumbria police gets taken by the Treasury. We want ALL the money recovered to be invested back into our communities.

Follow this link to sign the petition.

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Kevin,

My request appears very clear to me, i.e. "Under FOIA please explain what Vera Baird, QC - Northumbria PCC is doing about police corruption within Northumbria police."

1. What is Vera Baird, Northumbria PCC doing about police corruption within Northumbria police?

Police corruption is appearing in the press a lot during the past weeks, months and years. Public trust in the police, as a result of corruption, is at an all time low.

I'm asking Vera Baird, QC and Northumbria PCC what she is doing about corruption within Northumbria police.

If I asked Vera Baird, PCC about domestic violence, what she is doing about it, I suspect I would not have got such a reply for her, your office.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

The Act gives public the right to request RECORDED information held by a public authority. It should not been seen as an opportunity to ask broad general questions of the public authority.

Unfortunately, your request does not ask for specific recorded information. A request should be specific as possible about the information you want. I must therefore, again ask you to clarify what actual recorded information you require.

Your request is put on hold pending further input from you.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8EW

T: (0191) 221 9815
E: [email address]  
W:  www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk 
 
Follow us on: Twitter@northumbriapcc
Like us at: facebook.com/Vera.Baird.QC

 
Half of the money recovered from criminals and seized by Northumbria police gets taken by the Treasury. We want ALL the money recovered to be invested back into our communities.

Follow this link to sign the petition.

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Kevin Payne,

The FOI request seems very clear to me, however, I will request it as follows;

Under FOIA 2000 I am requesting all recorded information you hold concerning all any discussions between Vera Baird, PCC her office and Sue Sim and any other Northumbria police (NP) officers or staff concerning any type of allegation/s of police corruption having been made by;

1 Members of the public

2. Victims/s of crime

3. Those who have made complaint/s against Northumbria police, NP officers, staff (including Sue Sim

3. Via Social media including, Twitter, Facebook etc

4. Press/media i.e. newspaper reports/stories, Tv reports and or internet news reports

This request is for all recorded information that relates to any contact at all between Vera Baird (her office and staff) and Sue Sim (her force,officers and staff) that relate to above, this request witch relate to above, both verbal or in writing, as well as any discussion/s of any kind concerning the subject of corruption.

I'm requesting the above recorded information to cover the past 12 months.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement – Reference 521314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

Your request dated 5 May 2014 was received by this department on 6 May 2014.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 4 June 2014.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

If you have not heard from us once the allotted time has expired, you are automatically entitled to appeal to this department for a review of the matter. This review is a full and new examination of the matter, and is carried out by a more senior member of staff of this office.

In the event that you need to make such an appeal, you can do so by writing to Kevin Payne of this department at the details given below. You should state that you are appealing because an initial decision was not sent to you within the time permitted. In that event, you would normally have 40 days (after the original decision should have been sent to you) in which time to make the appeal.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8EW

T: (0191) 221 9815
E: [email address]  
W:  www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk 
 
Follow us on: Twitter@northumbriapcc
Like us at: facebook.com/Vera.Baird.QC

 
Half of the money recovered from criminals and seized by Northumbria police gets taken by the Treasury. We want ALL the money recovered to be invested back into our communities.

Follow this link to sign the petition.

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

10 May 2014 - Martin McGartland request

Dear Kevin Payne,

Please supply me with all RECORDED information you hold concerning;

a, Any discussions that Vera Baird, PCC and or her office/staff has had with Northumbria Police (NP) (including Sue Sim) concerning any issues and or allegations of corruption and or wrongdoing being made against NP.

b, Regards a above, copies of any notes, emails, memos, faxes, letters and or any other written correspondence relating to above (the request), Northumbria police corruption

c, Regards a and b above, any discussion/s between Vera Baird, her office/staff and Sue Sim, Northumbria police concerning failures within NP PSD to investigate complaint/s including, all/any complaints, allegations of corruption and or wrongdoing against NP As in 'b; above, please supply all recorded information relating to this request

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Your latest correspondence appears to be a new request (on the same subject). You have submitted this on the same reference as a different request that has been acknowledged.

In order to process your requests correctly, can you confirm whether this latest correspondence is to be accepted as a replacement request ? If so, the 20 day clock will be reset.

Alternatively, if it is a new request, it should be submitted with a new reference number.

Your request is placed on hold pending further clarification from you.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8EW

T: (0191) 221 9815
E: [email address]  
W:  www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk 
 
Follow us on: Twitter@northumbriapcc
Like us at: facebook.com/Vera.Baird.QC

 
Half of the money recovered from criminals and seized by Northumbria police gets taken by the Treasury. We want ALL the money recovered to be invested back into our communities.

Follow this link to sign the petition.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Kevin Payne,

Sorry about that. It was meant to be a new request, my mistake. I'm happy for it to be dealt with as a new request.

Thank you,

Martin McGartland

Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement – Reference 551314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

Your request dated was received by this department on 16 May 2014.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 16 June 2014.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

If you have not heard from us once the allotted time has expired, you are automatically entitled to appeal to this department for a review of the matter. This review is a full and new examination of the matter, and is carried out by a more senior member of staff of this office.

In the event that you need to make such an appeal, you can do so by writing to Kevin Payne of this department at the details given below. You should state that you are appealing because an initial decision was not sent to you within the time permitted. In that event, you would normally have 40 days (after the original decision should have been sent to you) in which time to make the appeal.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Kevin Payne, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McGartland,

 

Subject: Freedom of Information request – Reference 521314

 

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

 

Your request dated 5 May 2014 was received by this department on 6 May
2014.

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

You asked:

 

Under FOIA 2000 I am requesting all recorded information you hold
concerning all any discussions between Vera Baird, PCC her office and Sue
Sim and any other Northumbria police (NP) officers or staff concerning any
type of allegation/s of police corruption having been made by;

 

1  Members of the public

 

2. Victims/s of crime

 

3. Those who have made complaint/s against Northumbria police, NP
officers, staff (including Sue Sim

 

3. Via Social media including, Twitter, Facebook etc

 

4. Press/media i.e. newspaper reports/stories, Tv reports and or internet
news reports

 

This request is for all recorded information that relates to any contact
at all between Vera Baird (her office and staff) and Sue Sim (her force,
officers and staff) that relate to above, this request witch relate to
above, both verbal or in writing, as well as any discussion/s of any kind
concerning the subject of corruption.

 

I'm requesting the above recorded information to cover the past 12 months.

 

In response:

 

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

 

I  must  advise  that  The Police and Crime Commissioner can only deal
with complaints  specifically about the Chief Constable. The responses
below are therefore limited.

Our complaints policy is published on our website at:

[1]http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/node/413

 

The responses below therefore reflect this situation.

 

1. No information held.

 

2. No information held.

 

3. No information held.

 

4. No information held.

 

5. No information held

You may be interested to know that the Northumbria Police and Crime
Commissioner 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 the Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner in response
to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Disclosure Log will be updated quarterly.

I have provided the relevant link below.

[2]http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/transp...

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner. 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.

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 which I have attached.

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.

 

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

 

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Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information  Reference: 551314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

 

Your request was received by this department on 16 May 2014.

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

You asked:

Please supply me with all RECORDED information you hold concerning;

a, Any discussions that Vera Baird, PCC and or her office/staff has had
with Northumbria Police (NP) (including Sue Sim) concerning any issues and
or allegations of corruption and or wrongdoing being made against NP.

b, Regards a above, copies of any notes, emails, memos, faxes, letters and
or any other written correspondence relating to above (the request),
Northumbria police corruption.

c,  Regards a and b above, any discussion/s between Vera Baird, her
office/staff and Sue Sim, Northumbria police concerning failures within NP
PSD to investigate complaint/s including, all/any complaints, allegations
of corruption and or wrongdoing against NP  As in 'b; above, please supply
all recorded information relating to this request.

In response:

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

a,  No information held . There is a complaints process currently in
place. The Police and Crime Commissioner can only deal with complaints
against the Chief Constable.
The process can be found on our website at:
[1]http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/node/413

b,  No information held.

c,  No information held.

 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner
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 & Crime Commissioner 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
public interest.

The Disclosure Log will be updated quarterly.

I have provided the relevant link below.

[2]http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/transp...

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner.  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.

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 which is attached.

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.

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

 

 

 

References

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2. http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/transp...

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

6 June 2014

Dear Vera Baird,

The above reply only confirms what I (the public) already knew, i.e. that Vera Baird, QC Northumbria PCC is both ignoring and also turning a blind-eye to very serious criminal corruption by her new found 'friend' Sue Sim and Northumbria police.

It is corrupt for Vera Baird to ignore such corruption and or to make any attempt to look into, deal with it.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland