Criminal charges following upheld complaint

The request was successful.

Mr Andrews

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the following information;

1. What percentage (and number) of complaints made to the IPCC in relation to Police office conduct are upheld? for the years 2007 & 2008

2. What percentage (and number) of these upheld complaints results in recommendation for discipinary action to be taken against police officers? for the years 2007 & 2008

3. What percentage (and number) of these upheld complaints results in recommendation for criminal charges to be made against police officers? for the years 2007 & 2008

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paul Andrews

Athena Cass, Independent Police Complaints Commission

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[Subject only] FOI Ack letter.1001624.Mr Paul Andrews.Dated.1.4.09.

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Diljinder Chowhan, Independent Police Complaints Commission

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Dear Mr Andrews,

Please find attached my final response letter in regard to your Freedom
of Information Request.

Please let me know if are unable to open the attached document.
<<Mr Paul Andrews.pdf>>

Yours sincerely
Miss Chowhan

Miss Diljinder Kaur Chowhan
Freedom of Information Team Leader

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6BH

Direct Dial 0207 166 3274
Personal Fax 0207 166 3574

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Mr Andrews

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Independent Police Complaints Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Criminal charges following upheld complaint'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cr...

I would request that in considering the request for information relating to criminal charges made against officers, this is changed to the wording describe 'investigations which are sent for criminal charges consideration'

Yours sincerely,

Mr Andrews

Mr Andrews

Dear Sir or Madam,

It does not appear you are responding to my request. Can you please attend to this request for information under the freedom of information act.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Andrews

Guido Liguori, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Dear Mr. Andrews,

I have been asked by my colleague, Ms Chowan to undertake the review
that you have requested. It seems to me that your email of 23 April
2009 whilst asking for the review also changes the wording of your
request. Accordingly I suggest that the email of 23 April 2009 be
treated as a fresh request. I would be minded to uphold the decision
made by Ms. Chowan but in light of your fresh request there is very
little purpose to be gained. If however you do wish me to make a formal
finding then I will do so.

In the meantime the FOI team will consider your email of 23 April as it
was a fresh request

regards
Notice: The contents of this email and or attachment(s) are
confidential and may be subject to legal professional privilege. The
contents are only intended for the recipient to whom it is addressed. It
must not be copied or forwarded to any person outside of the IPCC
without the prior written approval of the sender.

Guido Liguori
Senior Lawyer
Legal Services Directorate
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tel : 0207 166 3949
Fax : 0207 166 3649
[email address]

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Dear Guido Liguori,

Can you please advise what the IPCC are doing with this request.

I would like an apology for the length of time this is taking to respond?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Andrews

Phil Johnston, Independent Police Complaints Commission

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<<Andrews 1001624 decision let.pdf>>
Dear Mr Andrews,
I refer to your request of 23 April 2009 (as below) for information
concerning the number of police complaint investigations forwarded to
the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration of whether any criminal
charges may be justified.

Please find attached to this email my response to your request.I am
sorry about the long delay in replying to this matter.

Philip Johnston
Independent Police Complaints Commission
90 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6BH

Direct Line: 0207 166 3063
Fax: 0207 166 3363
E mail for IPCC FoI Unit: [IPCC request email]

-----Original Message-----
From: Mr Andrews [mailto:[FOI #9689 email]]
Sent: 23 April 2009 16:20
To: FOI Requests
Subject: TRIM: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Criminal charges following upheld complaint

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Independent Police
Complaints Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Criminal
charges following upheld complaint'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cr...

I would request that in considering the request for information
relating to criminal charges made against officers, this is changed
to the wording describe 'investigations which are sent for criminal
charges consideration'

Yours sincerely,

Mr Andrews

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Malcolm Lidbury left an annotation ()

My experience of the IPCC is entirely a negative one in that they are complicit in aiding the corrupt & dishonest constabulary to cover up police corruption & criminality by looking the other way, failing to examine evidence, failing to interview witnesses, igonoring the existence of evidence documentation.

Below OPEN LETTER to Mr A Hogg Devon & Cornwall Police new Crime Commissioner.

NB: Please note both the Prime Minister Office & Home Office DID respond, reffering me to the IPCC. My Mp Andrew George did diddly-squat as usual, theres £65,000 a year the tax payers could be saved for all the good my Mp does.

The IPCC buck passed the complaint to the Devon & Cornwall Police Professional Standards Unit for usual burial of a complaint, as has been my experience of police complaints & the corrupt way in which they are handled.

OPEN LETTER

Dear Mr Anthony Hogg; PCC Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Congratulations on being elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall. I note your stated aim is to improve police service & attempt to improve public respect of police. But respect is earned, not a right simply because of being arrogant through the power to threaten, discriminate, & intimidate with impunity, hiding behind a police uniform & warrant card.

I write to you as a VICTIM OF CRIME reported in Cornwall:-
• Theft from my home
• Attacks upon my home
• Violent assault (TWICE)
• Intimidation as a witness
• My subjected to internet hate crime
• My victim of an attempted extortion
• My vehicles smashed up on my own property
• Subjected to DEATH THREATS & threats of physical violence
• Subjected to later ADMITTED by police false allegation (TWICE)
• Myself, & 80yr old mother, her tenants subjected to threats & abuse by POLICE officers

It is not just discrimination to racial minorities UK police practise as routine police procedure. Cornwall Police actively by their conduct have aided in instigating and/or encouraging many of the crimes against my family, my mothers’ tenants, friends, but primarily against me as a ‘gay man’.

Reports commissioned by government into policing attitudes towards gay persons in the UK, including Stephen Lawrence McPherson Report 1999, conclude HOMOPHOBIA rife within the police. Yet a blind eye repeatedly turned at every level when that police homophobia is reported. Cornwall Police choose to ignore crimes reported & then ignore complaints about police due to their discriminatory & dishonest police officers being complicit in further compounding of some offences.

As result of police misconduct following two separate police arrests 2004/2007 later admitted as false allegations made against me, but lead directly to two separate attempted suicides by me. This resulting in my being medically diagnosed with severe ‘Catastrophic Trauma’ leaving me all but housebound. My businesses completely destroyed as consequence of police misconduct. I survive on incapacity benefit & live every single day in genuine fear of yet further homophobic Cornwall police vendetta hate reprisals. NB: Cornwall already has amongst highest gay suicide rates per head of UK population.

I have personally witnessed Cornwall Police:-
• Police Commit Perjury
• Police Failure of duty of care
• Police Suppression of evidence,
• Police Intimidation of witnesses,
• Police Homophobic discrimination
• Police Instigated Hate Crime against gay persons
• …and more, to which I would testify to in a court of law

All these police incidents reported, but evidence ignored, witnesses ignored, evidence suppressed. It takes courage to make complaint against police; I have experienced 1st hand the police reprisals & police vendetta that DO follow from making complaint against police.

As an out gay man since 1989 I have visibly & actively campaigned for over 20yrs for gay equality, previously acknowledged for my gay equality & HIV/AIDS awareness achievements. In 2004 I took part in a Criminal Justice Board forum into ‘policing of the gay community’. Also I contributed as witness to enquiry into institutional UK Human Rights abuses, thanked for my contribution by Dame Nuala O'Loan DBE, chair of British Equality & Human Rights Commission. I also was invited as a witness in government audit office enquiry into effectiveness of the IPCC. I know from personal bitter, experience of Cornwall police corruption, criminality & prejudice IPCC totally ineffectual & utterly untrustworthy; not fit for purpose. IPCC just hand most complaints back to police force concerned… for police to bury & cover up! Devon & Cornwall Police Professional Standards Unit routinely ignore complaints about police officers… Cornwall Police Professional Standards Unit NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE, unless the intent of purpose is to cover up police dishonesty & criminality.

UK Police seldom held accountable for their crimes, abuse of power, corruption, and dishonesty, as carried out by police & further lies by senior police to cover up that police criminality & misconduct:-
• Police lies in Birmingham Six cover up
• Police lies in Hillsbourgh disaster cover up
• Police lies in N.O.W Leveson enquiry bribes
• Police failing in Jimmy Saville investigations cover up
• Police assault on Mark Aspinall, Afghan military war hero
• Police execution of Charles de Menezes initial police lies & cover up
• Police beating of Ian Tomlinson unlawful killing & police lies in cover up
• Police failing in the Welsh Children’s Homes Sex Abuse scandals cover up
• Police shooting of Mark Duggan, which ignited spark of the nationwide 2011 city riots
• …and many hundreds of very questionable & dubious deaths in police custody, police shootings & deaths caused in police RTI’s in the UK since 2000 (see INQUEST org reports)

The above known list is merely ‘tip of the iceberg’ of hundreds, if not thousands of commonplace abuses of power & criminality committed by police in the UK. The UK police seemingly are unaccountable, above the law, police even unlawfully killing with impunity. In your position as PCC please prioritise to have police criminality, police corruption & police abuse of power investigated properly & not covered up as is current practise of ‘one rule for police’, another for UK resident victims & families of police crimes & abuses. Police just do not deserve either respect or public trust.

As PCC please act to bring to policing complaint process some honesty & integrity currently entirely absent from police self-serving process. The complaint process additionally flawed as senior police officers seem to take no responsibility for their abysmal failure of their command, even when UK residents unlawfully killed by police. (ex. Charles de Menezes, Ian Tomlinson, Richard O'Brien, etc. etc.)

The Prime Minster, Mr David Cameron in a recent controversial ITV television interview recently raised the spectre of gay witch-hunts, but homophobes of Cornwall police conducting a gay witch-hunt for years! Since I came out as a gay man in 1989 I have not been charged, prosecuted or convicted of any criminal offence in a court of law, However as a public critic of police criminality & homophobia since 2004 I have been repeatedly victimised & targeted by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary in a police homophobic motivated relentlessly anti-gay witch hunt.

I give permission for you to view the 6hr video witness statement held by Cornwall police that I gave in 2010 regarding misconduct of numerous Cornwall police officers. That video statement buried by corrupt Devon & Cornwall senior police officers covering up police dishonesty & criminality.

Even though promised a copy by a police inspector when over two days in February & March 2010 I gave emotionally highly distressing & traumatising witness statement about police multiple misconduct & criminality, I was refused access via a Freedom of Information Act request to the video.

Its not just in Jimmy Saville & Welsh Care homes cases
corrupt police routinely suppress child sex abuse witness statements!!!

Prime Minster David Cameron recently advocated historic childhood sexual abuse should be reported.

Well I have reported, repeatedly, along with multiple other police misconduct & police criminality.

My video statement Feb/Mch 2010 contains in part my reporting my child sexual abuse when I was 6 or 7 years old up until I was about 10-ish by a paedophile ring. The abuse carried out by a known teacher, clergy & his POLICE mates. The video statement & incidents buried by complicit IPCC, IAG, CID, COG, CIOS Diversity, & senior police officers of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

My video statement provided to a police inspector in March 2010, but the video buried by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary & a participating police appointed advisor, (NB: A police advisor who has since participated in an online hate campaign against me as I am a witness who blew the whistle & provided information to a £1million tax fraud case now going to court. Evidence & witnesses of the police advisor hate campaign against me also now submitted to yet another court)!

The years of sexual abuse & male rape I experienced when I was a child NOTHING compared to EMOTIONAL RAPE & TRAUMA I have experienced caused & repeatedly carried out by police officers of the vile homophobic Devon & Cornwall Constabulary year-on-year since 2004.

Members of the public can report until blue-in-the face police intimidation, police dishonesty, police criminality, police corruption, & police discrimination, but are simply ignored & brushed aside by complacent authorities, complicit senior police officers & police sycophants, simply because police can through obstructive misfeasance & intimidation cover up their police misconduct & criminality.

Mr Hogg, being x-navy you may recognise; - ‘Homosexuality, it may be legal, but it’s still not allowed’, a navy term gay friends of mine formerly at RNAS Culdrose were very familiar with and is very much still the type of homophobic mentality doctrine & mantra as practised by Cornwall police.

I now have no respect or trust in any police officer from this vile & corrupt Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. I would like to know through courtesy of a reply your intent as PCC regarding my now reported to you experience of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. It would be genuinely refreshing to me as victim of multiple crimes & homophobia if someone, connected with Devon & Cornwall police actually acted with even a modicum of honesty & integrity … just for a change.

Yours sincerely

Malcolm Lidbury
CC:-A Hogg; PCC
D Cameron; Prime Minister
A George, Mp for Helston
COG & Chief Constable Devon & Cornwall Police
IPCC
..and others

NB: This letter sent in Nov 2012 to the PCC. Still no reply to date. Meanwhile IPCC continues to look the other way regarding complaints against the police.

The IPCC simply is not fit for purpose in protecting the public from the incidents of widespread & commonplace police dishonesty, criminality & corruption as is routinely protected within the Constabulary.

Gerald Coulter left an annotation ()

Dear Mr. Lidbury, our organization are particularly disturbed to read all of your FOI requests involving the Devon & Cornwall police. We support your claims that the IPCC cover up institutional police institutional Homophobia. It is interesting to note from our research that the current Chief Constable of Dorset Police Miss Debbie Simpson prior to her new position in Dorset Police formerly served as the Assistant Chief Constable of Dorset Police. We are also concerned that currently the two forces are operating a "Strategic Alliance" partnership ! Our organization is currently supporting and assisting two elderly bournemouth Gay Men who have been the victims of 'proven' institutional Dorset police homophobia that is currently being investigated against Miss Simpson. We are also disturbed to see a malicious and derogatory publication about you by the Intercom Trust who you state is hand in glove with Cornwall police. It may be of interest to you that the Intercom Trust have failed to assist the victims that we represent and the Dorset Police fund the Intercom Trust. You can see our campaign @ https://twitter.com/dorsetvictims

Gerald Coulter left an annotation ()

Apologies. We stated that Miss Debbie Simpson was formerly with Dorset Police, this of course should read that Miss Debbie Simpson formerly served with the Devon & Cornwall Police as Acting Chief Constable prior to becoming Chief Constable of Dorset, apologies for the error.

Malcolm Lidbury left an annotation ()

Annotation to FOI: http://www.csainquiry.blogspot.com Victim Survivor Witness Testimony aknowledged as received by secretariat of statutory Goddard Child Sex Abuse Inquiry 2015. This statement to statutory CSAinquiry relates to misconduct, obfuscation & misfeceance by DC police RE: This FOI request

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