CCTV (Polaris House) Macquarie Quay

Solomon Adeleye made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

Request Made Under Freedom Of Information Act

(1) How many CCTVs are within a 50meter Radius of Polaris House Macquarie Quay.?
(2) What date was the CCTVs inside the car park of Polaris House Installed?
(3) How many CCTVs are in the car park of Polaris House, Macquarie quay.?
(4) How many crimes has the CCTVs inside the car park of Polaris House been used prosecute in court.
Has any of this CCTVs been used to Prosecute or persecute members of the public?
How long are the images on the CCTVs held for?
(5)How many ethnic minority Police Officers are in Eastbourne.
(6)Does Eastbourne Police abide and promote the Racial Relations Act?
(7)How do you eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;
promote equality of opportunity and good race relations between people of different racial groups.?

(8)specific duties include:

How do you assess functions/policies - to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination; and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups?
(9)How do you assess and consult on the likely impact of your proposed policies on the promotion of race equality?
(10)How do you monitor policies for any adverse impact on the promotion of race equality;
(11)Do you publish the results of assessments, consultation and monitoring?
if yes furnish copy for previous 7 years
If No state reasons.
(12)Do you ensure public access to information and services which you provide under the Racial Relations Act?
(13)Do you train staff in connection with the duties imposed by Section 71(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976, the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and resulting Statutory Instrument and Code of Practice?
(14)Please provide monitoring, by reference to the racial groups to which the Police in Eastbourne belong,especially issues regarding recruitment, employment and personnel development.?
(15)How many black ethnic neighbourhood support officers do you have.
(16)How many black Officers in your rank and file have complained of Racial abuse from the public?
(17)How many Racial Related crimes have been reported in Eastbourne from Jan. 2001 to Jan. 2010?
(18)How many ended up with a Charge?
(19)How many were successfully dealt with in court?
(20)Are all officers of Eastbourne trained in Racial relations?
(21)How many out of the 70 key recommendation made by the McPherson report been adhered by Sussex Police?

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

It would be appreciated if your department at least would acknowledge receipt of a Lawful request.

The law says you have 20 days.

We would appreciate an acknowledgement at least, because the council have said they are not "Responsible for the cameras at Polaris house and its environs"

Surely as a parent we have a right to know who has installed this cameras and whether they are monitored Legally.

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

Sussex Police

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Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

Your Answer:

"Questions 6-10, 12,13 and 14 are not valid questions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as they do not relate to information that we hold but seek opinion and justification which a public authority does not have to respond to under the FOI Act 2000."

That Is your Opinion Mr Rover Brace!
I am sure the information Commissioner will know our questions have a wide Public Interest and warrant frank answers and not harassment or evasiveness.

Let Me be Clear, We are not "Seeking Opinions or Justification", The Opinion is widely known that sometime in-between 2000 and 2008 Senior officers in Sussex Police {DS Dixon, DI Williams and DC Green} thought it wise to go around calling a White lady a "Slag" for having a relationship with a black man.

Would you call that "Justification"?, A District Judge {Livingston} called it an Offensive remark, he went on to find case in our favor. Your Deputy Chief Constable then, Joe Edwards Apologised. DS Dixon was admonished and it was recorded under the Divisional Discipline Book.

Our reason for asking this questions is simple, we would like to know if the above mentioned officers or albeit, any other Sussex Police members have continued this tradition. As a matter of Fact the above reference is: Com 2000000125 {PCA}
This Are Not 'Opinions' or 'Justifications', They are "Facts" which the Public have a Right to Know. Some questions only require a YES or NO, don't be evasive Mr Rover.

If the law says we can have this information, we shall have it sir!

We have limited the Information required in your Records to the appropriate information required by us under the Freedom Of Information Act:
{1}How many other times in your "records" has an officer of Sussex Police {If Sussex Police is too wide, show records for Eastbourne, Worthing and Crawley} called a member of the public an Offensive or Racist remark between 1999 and 2010?
{2}Please show how the above were disciplined or rewarded?
{3}How do you eliminate unlawful racial discrimination?; {especially after the above happened} promote equality of opportunity and good race relations between people of different racial groups.?
{4}Please show any disciplinary action on record for the above {DS Dixon, DI Williams and DC Green,this officers were based in Worthing before they might have moved on or been rewarded for their misdemeanour} mentioned officers?
{5}How many out of the 70 key recommendation made by the McPherson report has been adhered to by Sussex Police?
{6}Are all officers of Eastbourne trained in Racial relations?
{7}How many Racial Related crimes have been reported in Eastbourne from Jan. 2001 to 2002 and Jan 2009 to Jan. 2010?
{8}How many ended up with a Charge?
{9}How many black ethnic neighbourhood support officers do you have.?
{10}How do you monitor policies for any adverse impact on the promotion of race equality?
{11}How many ethnic minority Police Officers are in Eastbourne ?,does this amount comply with the quota, under guidelines of equality and diversity?
{12}Do you think or does your records show at present that ethnic minority Police Officers are under-represented in Eastbourne?
{12}The above questions are of significant "Public Interest"

Previous FOI has been adapted into this FOI, to reflect a more direct and appropriate level as stated in the Freedom Of Information Act.

We do not mind Receiving part of the above information up to the “appropriate level” as stated in the Freedom of Information

If you need Facts to refresh your memory, we shall provide you with Facts.
If you are adamant on been Evasive this matter shall be referred to the Information Commissioner, either way we shall get our Information.

To Mr Rover Brace

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Solomon, OluSeyi, Akindele, Bankole Adeleye

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Adeleye,

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

This request will be dealt with as a new request 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.

In regard to the element within FOI request 382/10 regarding CCTV
cameras at Polaris House I am unable to comment further.
Yours sincerely

ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ I Malling House I Church Lane I Lewes BN72DZ
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Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you Mr Rover

We note you have changed the reference number of our FOI from the previous number which is FOI 382/10 to a new FOI number RE: FOI Ref 457/10.

For record purpose we would like to state that our FOI request referenced FOI 382/10 is NOT different from the previous FOI.{Its ONLY a continuation}

We gather this was done so the 20 days can be restarted!

Take all the time you want sir.

God bless

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

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Sussex Police

9 August 2010

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail. A response will forwarded to you by
10/08/2010 consistent with the acknowledgement previously sent to you
and consistent with the requirements of the FOI Act i.e. a response
within 20 calendar days.

Kind regards

ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ I Malling House I Church Lane I Lewes BN72DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 45251 Direct dial: 01273 404048
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Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

Your Response:
"In regard to the element within FOI request 382/10 regarding CCTV cameras at Polaris House I am unable to comment further".

In reference to your above answer, under the freedom of Information Act Good Practice Guidance No. 4, you are required to furnish me with full details of the body you know has the information i require.
I am sure Sussex Police would have dealt with them in the past.
So you had this information and it should not have taking you more than 5 days (FOI Act Section 19)

Your Response:
"In regard to questions 1-4 Sussex Police has not installed, does not monitor, control or retain the images of the CCTV cameras referred to in your letter. I would however suggest you contact the Managing Agents of the property who may be able to assist you further."

I am surprised it took you over 20 days to come up with this information, over that period i was quick to point out to you that Eastbourne Council and the Home Office dealt with my questions expeditiously.
The Council through a FOI request answered within 5 days because they understood the seriousness.
I am surprised that Sussex Police would break the guidelines that apply to the FOI Act.

If you are saying its information available via another body, of which you are aware of, Please provide full details of that body.
(ie FOI Act Section 19),Please be aware that the FOI Act Guidelines says you should have sent it to me within 5 working days!.
http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/free...

Internal reviews & complaints to the ICO also cover failures to provide Publication Scheme information on a timely basis.

I will complain if you choose to ignore my request - FOI Act s50(2)(a) allows you to do this if you don't offer an internal review process via FOI Act Section 45 (Secretary of State's Code of Practice, Part VI)
I will like an internal review of this.

Your Response:
"Questions 6-10, 12,13 and 14 are not valid questions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as they do not relate to information that we hold but seek opinion and justification which a public authority does not have to respond to under the FOI Act 2000".

Your duty under the FOI Act is detailed, You cannot tell me what meets your personal "Justification".
It is no concern of mine if you chose not to consider my request under the Act. It was nonetheless made under the Act, and the Act requires that you respond within twenty working days. Since you have not done so, you are in breach of the Act, which does *not* entitle public authorities to exempt themselves by simply declining and giving frivolous reasons or reclassifying requests willy nilly.

I would also point out that if my request was reclassified or declined because of your Opinions i.e "Justification", I should point out that guidance from the Information Commissioner requires such matter to be dispatched within *five* working days of the request
(http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/free...)

Either way, you are very much in breach of the Act, no part of which entitles a public authority to reclassify or decline requests so as to spend *more* than twenty days on them (otherwise every authority would do that all the time!).

I look forward to receiving your response as well as the information I requested. Please acknowledge that you are working on this Internal Review

If I do not receive a full response by 4pm on 17th Tuesday to this particular issue, a complaint will be lodged with the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

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Please see Code of Practice {FOI} below:

III Transferring requests for information
The following paragraphs apply in any case in which a public authority is not able to comply with a request (or to comply with it in full) because it does not hold the information requested, and proposes, in accordance with section 1(1)(a), to confirm that it does not hold that information.

If the authority has reason to believe that some or all of the information requested, but which it does not hold, is held by another public authority, the authority should consider what would be the most helpful way of assisting the applicant with his or her request.

In most cases this is likely to involve:

contacting the applicant and informing him or her that the information requested may be held by another public authority;
suggesting that the applicant re-applies to the authority which the original authority believes may hold the information; and
providing him or her with contact details for that authority.
However, in some cases the authority to which the original request is made may consider it to be more appropriate to transfer the request to another authority in respect of the information which it does not hold. In such cases, the authority should consult the other authority with a view to ascertaining whether it does in fact hold the information and, if so, whether it is obliged to confirm this under section 1(1) of the Act. If that is the case, the first authority should proceed to consider transferring the request. A request (or part of a request) should not be transferred without confirmation by the second authority that it holds the information, and will confirm as much to the applicant on receipt of a request.

Before transferring a request for information to another authority, the original authority should consider:

whether a transfer is appropriate; and if so

whether the applicant is likely to have any grounds to object to the transfer. If the authority reasonably concludes that the applicant is not likely to object, it may transfer the request without going back to the applicant, but should tell him or her it has done so.

Where there are reasonable grounds to believe an applicant is likely to object, the authority should only transfer the request to another authority with his or her consent. If the authority is in any doubt, it may prefer to advise the applicant to make a new request to the other authority, and to inform the applicant that the other authority has confirmed that it holds the information.

Where a request or part of a request is transferred from one public authority to another, the receiving authority should comply with its obligations under Part I of the Act in the same way as it would in the case of a request that is received direct from an applicant. The time for complying with such a request should be calculated by regarding the date of transfer as the date of receipt of the request.

All transfers of requests should take place as soon as is practicable, and the applicant must be informed as soon as possible once this has been done.

Where a public authority is unable either to advise the applicant which public authority holds, or may hold, the requested information or to facilitate the transfer of the request to another authority (or considers it inappropriate to do so) it should consider what advice, if any, it can provide to the applicant to enable him or her to pursue his or her request.

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Might Help You To Reflect On:

CODE OF PRACTICE

(Freedom of Information Act 2000, section 45)

Guidance to public authorities as to the practice which it would be desirable for them to follow in connection with the discharge of their functions under
Part I of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Adeleye,

Thank you for your e-mail regarding the response to FOI request 382/10.
Your request for an internal review following my reply has been
forwarded to Peter Burtenshaw, the force Information Compliance Manager
who will respond to you formally in due course.

Yours sincerely

ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ I Malling House I Church Lane I Lewes BN72DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 45251 Direct dial: 01273 404048
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Solomon Adeleye

Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you Sir and God bless you

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

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Please be Aware Of Your "Dead Line" As Regards The Freedom Of Information Act!

May Yahweh Bless You

'Shalom

Sussex Police

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Dear Mr Adeleye

Please find attached our response to your request for an internal review
of our response to your FOI request

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager
Access to Information Team, Corporate Development Department
Tel: 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 DDI. 01273 404049

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your Internal review like i said in my annotations Your duty under the FOI Act is detailed, You cannot refrain from answering FOI just because you say i "am seeking Opinion or Justification"

My request was nonetheless made under the Act, and the Act requires that you respond within twenty working days. The FOI does *not* entitle public authorities to exempt themselves by simply declining and giving stupendous reasons or reclassifying requests willy nilly.

My family and i was subjected to Endemic Racial harassment(my wife is white and i am chocolate colour)

My wife was Racially abused by a Sussex Police Officer, a senior officer called my wife a slag for being with a black family, their also was aggravated racist banter.

An MP called it "Offensive, victimisation, harassment, and that i was persecuted because of the colour" of my skin.

The Home Office apologised for the "distress caused"

A judge found Sussex Police guilty of also "stealing" my property and ordered judgement in my favour for damages.
The judge was furious.

Sussex Police Chief Constable wrote us a letter of apology

I have moved on!

I am not complaining, i want to be certain the police in Sussex have changed, the Racist victimisation on me and my family spread over 4 years.

If Sussex police were trained on Racial relations, the sustained victimisation and harrassment would not have happened.
If Sussex police had enough black officers i,e following the guidelines of the Racial Relations Act, your officers would treat all members of the public with respect.

My question are of great public interest, its not an "Opinion" neither am i trying to justify anything.

You are accountable to the publics safety!
You can't go around refusing to answer valid FOI request because, Sussex police don't like the question.

Like i said before my questions are NOT opinions they are Facts (Sussex Police Racially victimised my family).

I will give you till Friday to give a response after which i will forward all emails and all documents concerning this FOI request to the Commissioner.
Please make a Wise decision

Yours sincerely

Solomon OluSeyi Adeleye

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Adeleye

Thank you for your latest email.

I can only reiterate that we do not hold documents that specifically
answer your questions. We have tried to assist you by providing links
to documents we do hold that relate to these matters in the hope that
they would provide some reassurance that we take such matters seriously.
I am sorry if this is not the case.

At our request you have refined your original questions and we are
dealing with that refined request under our reference FOI 457/10 as
permitted by the Act.

Clearly at this stage we are not going to reach agreement over this FOI
request and as such we will await contact from the Information
Commissioner in due course.

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager
Access to Information Team, Corporate Development Department
Tel: 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 DDI. 01273 404049

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you at least for your honest and clear answers, let us agree to disagree on this point.

Let me be clear, this is not a vendetta, the police must be accountable especially when officers go around calling members of the public racist names.

I have a right to know whether Sussex police abides by the Race Relations Act.
In the past this has NOT been the case.

Moreover, your links "to various documents regarding your policies in respect of equality and diversity" has NOT got the information i want neither does it answer my question.

However if Sussex Police have trained officers in Racial relations, the answer to the questions asked under the Race relations act would not have been evaded by using excuses such as "Opinion and Justification", those questions would have been answered with confidence.

Other Public authorities all have the writen race relations code, the question is DO YOU ABIDE BY THEM?

The answer would be NO, from my experience with Sussex Police

When this FOI request was made back in July, the neighbourhood police officer came knocking at our door early in the morning consecutively for 3 good days, i take this personally as an harassment and victimisation, this were the precise words used by a Member of Parliament concerning the way my family got treated by Sussex Police.

Sometimes you wonder when and where does it stop!

I will still give you till the specified date, its your prerogative!

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye

Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you

God bless you and all you Love

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Adeleye