Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Complaints & Investigation

The request was refused by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please provide me with

[1] all documents relating to any complaint made against DC Magnus Scott,

[2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of DC Magnus Scott by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lidbury
http://www.youtube.com/thepinkpasty
http://www.pinkpasty.blogspot.com

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Lidbury
 
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by this office on May 29, 2009.  I understand you are requesting the
following information:
 
[1] all documents relating to any complaint made against DC Magnus Scott,

 
[2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of DC Magnus
Scott by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
 
Your request will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  You should expect to be sent a response within the
statutory limit of 20 working days, subject to the provisions of the Act. 
 
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting my reference number as above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Sent on behalf of
 
Rebecca Hudson
Assistant Freedom of Information Officer
(01392 452204 (x22204)
Information Management Department
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
 
 
 
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Cornwall and help inspire greater confidence in the Police. For more
information please visit our website at [1]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
 

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Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

 
Dear Mr Lidbury
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST NO 424/2009-1496
 
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by this office on May 11, 2009.  I understand you are requesting the
following information:
 
[1] all documents relating to any complaint made against DC Magnus Scott,

 
[2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of DC Magnus
Scott by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
 
Your request for information will not be processed.
 
I have decided that your request is vexatious and in accordance with
section 14(1) the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Devon and Cornwall
Constabulary is not obliged to comply with a request for information that
is vexatious.
 
The reasons that I have concluded that your request is vexatious is
because it is one in a series of requests from you on complaints against
police officers.  Your requests on this subject are causing a considerable
burden to this organisation in terms of distraction and I believe that
they are manifestly unreasonable.
 
You have the right to ask us to review this decision.  If you wish us to
review this decision please set out your grounds for review in writing and
send it to the Force Information Manager, Citizen Focus Portfolio, Devon &
Cornwall Constabulary, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ, Devon.
 
Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625 545700.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Georgie
 
Georgina Kemp (56133)
Freedom of Information Assistant Officer
Tel 01392 452839 (22839)
[email address]
Freedom of Information Dept
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?
 
 
 
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Devon & Cornwall Constabulary aims to serve the communities of Devon &
Cornwall and help inspire greater confidence in the Police. For more
information please visit our website at [1]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
 

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Malcolm Lidbury

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 Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Homophobia (continued II)'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lidbury

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

 
 
I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 6th July 2009 requesting that
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary review its decision related to the above
request.
 
My understanding is that the issues you have raised are linked to the
application the application of Section 14 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.
 
It is the Police Service’s policy to deal with complaints and appeals in a
timely manner. Thus, the target time for responding to appeals and
complaints should be as soon as practicable, and in any case within two
months. The file has now been submitted for a review of the decision to be
conducted by an independent reviewer, in accordance with the Force’s
review procedure. Every effort will be made to provide a prompt response.
If, for any reason the review cannot be completed by 1st September 2009, I
will contact you.
 
If you wish to discuss this matter prior to the Force’s response please
contact me.
 
 
John Ellis
Head of Information Management.
 
 
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Devon & Cornwall Constabulary aims to serve the communities of Devon &
Cornwall and help inspire greater confidence in the Police. For more
information please visit our website at [1]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
 

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Malcolm Lidbury

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Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr. Lidbury

I refer to your email dated 6th July 2009 requesting that Devon and Cornwall Constabulary review its response to the provision of information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, relating to your request .

I can advise that, following the consideration of the request by an independent reviewer it has been found that the original notification by the Freedom of Information Unit, that the request was vexatious was correct. Therefore no disclosure will be made by the Constabulary and this notification should be considered a refusal.

In line with the decision made relating to your appeal, I must advise you that under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner to review the application and the Constabulary’s response. The address of the Information Commissioner is;
The Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF;
Tel: 01625 545745
Fax: 01625 524510
e.mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

John Ellis
Head of Information Management.

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Blog post about this request: http://pinkpasty.blogspot.com/2009/07/co...

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Rejected by the corrupt Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

...demonstrating the continuing problem of protected homophobia within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

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A Slice of Cornwall's LGBT Homophobic History (with photos & documents) including that of the prejudice & discrimination by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary!
http://pinkpasty.blogspot.com/2010/01/sl...

Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Public video touching upon Cornwall police continued homophobia & corruption in covering up police abuses of LGBT persons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MUiccStmHw

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lidbury

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The request title has been changed; and extraneous material has been removed, to address concerns about potential defamation.

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Richard - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer

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OPEN LETTER to Mr A Hogg, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Police Crime Commissioner regarding Devon & Cornwall police corruption & criminality.

http://pinkpasty.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/...

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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

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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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