Arrest Warrants

Jean James made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police

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

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, North Yorkshire Police should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Is it North Yorkshire Police's policy to allow civilian workers to initiate and/or issue arrest warrants, including European and International arrest warrants, please?

Is it policy to allow civilian workers to initiate and/or issue search warrants please?

Yours faithfully,

Jean James

Neil Wilby left an annotation ()

On April 19th, 2016 the Information Commissioner in a footnote to this Decision Notice (https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...) said:

"As well as the finding above that NYP breached section 17 of the FOIA, the Commissioner wishes to note here his concern at the severity of the delay. NYP must ensure that it responds to all information requests, including those which may cover a large amount of information, within 20 working days of receipt. A separate record of the delay in this case has been made and this issue may be revisited should evidence from other cases suggest that this is necessary".

There are a significant number of finalisations on the What Do They Know website that have been beyond the 20 working day limit since that notice was issued. This one is the latest.

Without knowing the context, the request would appear, on its face, to be entirely uncomplicated. Perhaps the delay in responding to your request, in the light of the Decision Notice, is something you might wish to take up, first with NYP and then the Information Commissioner. I have already done so within First Tier Tribunal proceedings.

Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Please conduct an internal review into this FOI request, which is late.

Please also note annotations from members of the public. It would appear that North Yorkshire Police tardiness is habitual, and this is neither satisfactory nor legal.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Jean James

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon

Thank you for your email.

I write to acknowledge the receipt of your request for an internal review of FOI 0425.2017-18. A response will be provided in due course.

Kind regards

Sarah Saunders
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Bates, Robert, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a response. We are currently waiting for information from the relevant business area, please be assured that we will provide the results of our enquiries to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Robert Bates
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Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police

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Please note  that North Yorkshire Police is moving to its new HQ from 5 July 2017. With immediate effect the address is:

North Yorkshire Police HQ
Alverton Court
Crosby Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 1BF

The DX will remain as DX 68810 Northallerton 2 and telephone numbers will remain the same.

Neil Wilby left an annotation ()

This was a response provided to a requester by Cambridgeshire Constabulary that you might find helpful, informative: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

The difficulty NYP have here is that, in Tribunal proceedings, witness evidence (above a statement of truth) has been given by a police lawyer to the effect that Steve Read, civilian Head of Professional Standards, 'did not have an investigative role' in Operation Rome.

Unfortunately for NYP, I hold a copy of a document from the IPCC that states, unequivocally, that Mr Read was responsible for the procurement, via SOCA, of an EAW within the Rome investigation. I also hold other documents concerning other specific tasks he undertook as part of that same investigation.

Further documentation is held (provided by NYP as it happens), concerning delegated authority for specific police powers. None existed to enable Mr Read to undertake those actions about which you seek disclosure.

There is other anecdotal evidence available, concerning Mr Read's central role in Operation Rome, but I am unable to rely upon that in the Tribunal proceedings, for obvious reasons.

Providing any sort of finalisation to your information request is, therefore, likely to further compromise NYP's position.

That is why, over three months later, you are still awaiting a response. You may well be waiting a few months longer without intervention from the ICO.

Jean James left an annotation ()

Thank you, Neil.

I am aware that certain persons working for North Yorkshire Police acted outside their authority in Operation Rome and other matters. There have been allegations that their strings were being pulled by parties employed by York Social Services. You will notice that neither North Yorkshire Police nor the City of York and York Social Services answer my FOI requests.

One has to ask if there is a cover up.

I have also found that the Information Commissioner's Office is biased and there is little chance of any justice from them in the matter. In that respect, they are no different from the IPCC.

The fact that the questions are posed publicly and avoided publicly is useful for highlighting the cockroaches scurrying back into dark holes.

Fryar, Liz, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon,

The Civil Disclosure Unit is aware that you currently have an outstanding FOI request that has not yet been responded to. We sincerely apologise for the delay that you have experienced.

North Yorkshire Police are working to try and resolve any outstanding requests and address the backlog. As it has been some time since you made this request, we would be grateful if you could confirm whether you still require the requested information? If I do not hear from you within 20 working days of the date of this email I will assume that you no longer require the information and withdraw your request.

Kind Regards

Liz

Liz Fryar
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Joint Corporate Legal Services
North Yorkshire Police

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