Chief Constable Winton Keenen MUST be investigated by outside police force IOPC/IPCC tells Vera Baird - Martin McGartland complaints

Martin McGartland made this Freedom of Information request to Northumbria Police This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Northumbria Police.

Martin McGartland

22 February 2019

Dear Northumbria Police,

The IOPC/IPCC have stated that Chief Constable Winton Keenen MUST be investigated by an outside police force in regards to Martin McGartland complaints. The complaints have already been BOTCHED, Covered Up and WHITEWASHED by Vera Baird and ACC Bacon (Winton's own ACC - Bacon saves Winton's Bacon) who Circumvented local resolution when they we both very well aware (and the IOPC/IPCC have now confirmed same) that local resolution was NOT suitable ....

The IOPC/IPCC has ordered that Martin McGartland's complaints against Chief Constable Winton Keenen MUST now be investigated by an outside force and NOT by Winton Keenen's Northumbria Police.

I also understand that the complaints against Winton Keenen should be investigated by an APCO officer (same level as ACC Bacon or above).

Under the FOIA 2000 I would like to know;

1. Which external police force will be investigating complaints against Chief Constable Winton Keenen ?

2. What input and or involvement will NP officers / staff have when choosing the external police force?

3. Will the complaints (above) be investigated by an ACPO officer. If they will not, please explain why not?

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Vera Baird (QC and PCC Northumbria) and ACC Rachel Bacon (of Northumbria Police) Cover up / Whitewash document to PROTECT Winton Keenen - Martin McGartland case

Vera Baird / ACC Bacon BOTCHED and Circumvented local resolution (LR) "investigation" to protect CC Winton Keenen - when they were both aware that LR was "not suitable for local resolution. The Vera Baird / ACC FLAWED and WHITEWASH decision was appeal to IOPC/IPCC and it was UPHELD. The IOPC/IPCC have ordered that Vera Baird investigate the complaints against Winton Keenen BUT that the investigation is carred out by an "external force" and "not" by Vera Baird, any of CC Winton Keenen's officers / force....

Click on the link to READ in full the BOTCHED Vera Baird / ACC Bacon report;