Complaints of cover up of child abuse investigations

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to know statistics on child abuse accusations. Please go back as far as possible as costs dictate, however I would like to see stats for at least 4 years if this is possible.

1. How many complaints have you had from parents or guardians that social services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by lie is mislead others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses or any other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course of justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please name the councils.

2. How many complaints have you had from professionals that social services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by lie is misled others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses or any other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course of justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please elaborate what agency or profession the professional(s) were in. Please name the councils.

3. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you investigated and outcomes?

4. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you refused to investigate and reasons why?

5. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you investigated half-heartedly? What I mean by half-heartedly is mislead the complainant that an investigation took place but in fact no or little investigation took place.

6. How many complaints to yourself, Professional Standards, IOPC or judicial reviews have you had pertaining to Q5 above? Please provide outcomes.

7. How many investigations have your force had from external police forces against your force or individual officers within your force pertaining to cover up or sabotage of child abuse investigations? Please list outcomes and list the referral of each investigation.

8. How many instructions to investigate have you had from agencies such as the Home Office forcing you to investigate when you force has previously refused, investigated or conducted a half-heartedly investigation. Please list where each referral came from.

9. How many child abuse investigations referrals have you been given and out of these how many were referred to CPS for review / guidance /and / or prosecution?

10. Referring back to Q1 & 2, How many “coverup of child abuse investigations referrals have you been given and out of these how many were referred to CPS for review / guidance / and / or prosecution?

11. How many officers that were employed by your force have been or currently on the sex offender’s register. Please supply rank and if it is in the public domain, the name of the officer.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Brennan

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Cyclops on behalf of Paul Mayger, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

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27/09/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Brennan

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015873

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul Mayger

 

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Paul Mayger,

Thank you for your reply please therefore provide a statistical snapshot of data to coincide with cost limits

Yours sincerely,

Charles Brennan

Cyclops on behalf of Karyn Davies, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
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Email:  MPSDataOffice[1]@met.police.uk 

 

www.met.police.uk

 

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Our ref: 01/FOI/20/016542

 

28/10/2020

 

 

 
 

 

 

Dear Mr Brennan

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016542

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 23/10/2020. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

New Request

Please therefore provide a statistical snapshot of data to coincide with
cost limits .

Original Request

I would like to know statistics on child abuse accusations. Please go back
as far as possible as costs dictate, however I would like to see stats for
at least 4 years if this is possible. 
 
1.      How many complaints have you had from parents or guardians that
social services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by
lie is mislead others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses
or any other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course
of justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please name the councils. 
 
2.      How many complaints have you had from professionals that social
services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by lie is
misled others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses or any
other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course of
justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please elaborate what agency or
profession the professional(s) were in. Please name the councils. 
 
3.      How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 &
2 above) have you investigated and outcomes? 
 
4.      How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 &
2 above) have you refused to investigate and reasons why? 
 
5.      How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 &
2 above) have you investigated half-heartedly? What I mean by
half-heartedly is mislead the complainant that an investigation took place
but in fact no or little investigation took place.  
 
6.      How many complaints to yourself, Professional Standards, IOPC or
judicial reviews have you had pertaining to Q5 above? Please provide
outcomes. 
 
7.      How many investigations have your force had from external police
forces against your force or individual officers within your force
pertaining to cover up or sabotage of child abuse investigations? Please
list outcomes and list the referral of each investigation. 
 
8.      How many instructions to investigate have you had from agencies
such as the Home Office forcing you to investigate when you force has
previously refused, investigated or conducted a half-heartedly
investigation. Please list where each referral came from.  
 
9.      How many child abuse investigations referrals have you been given
and out of these how many were referred to CPS for review / guidance /and
/ or prosecution? 
 
10.      Referring back to Q1 & 2, How many “coverup of child abuse
investigations referrals have you been given and out of these how many
were referred to CPS for review / guidance / and / or prosecution? 
 
11.      How many officers that were employed by your force have been or
currently on the sex offender’s register. Please supply rank and if it is
in the public domain, the name of the officer.  

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Paul Mayger, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

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30/10/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Brennan

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016542

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul Mayger

 

 

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