Daniel Morgan murder - 'hurdles placed in the path of the Panel' by Cressida Dick
Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
Paragraph 243 (page 1060) of The Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel states:
'The Metropolitan Police’s lack of candour manifested itself in the hurdles placed in the path of the Panel, such as AC Cressida Dick’s initial refusal to recognise the necessity for the Panel to have access to HOLMES (the data system which provides safeguards for the integrity of investigations and also enables independent scrutiny to identify failures), as well as limiting access to the most sensitive information (which was not provided at the Panel’s secure premises and was only accessible at a location involving considerable travel time and precluding daily reference and crosschecking; see Chapter 11, for details). It can also be seen in the Metropolitan Police responses to the Panel’s ‘fairness process’ in December 2020.'
1. Please provide all information you hold related to the rationale behind Cressida Dick's initial refusal to recognise the necessity for the Panel to have access to HOLMES.
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