Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please provide me with

[1] all documents relating to any complaint made against PC Alexander & colleague (Cornwall police) regarding homophobia & 'stop & search' of a gay youth
[2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of PC Alexander by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

I ask this as I sincerely believe a formal complaint I have previously made & the interconnected nature of several other Cornwall police homophobic incidents, attitudes & practises have been covered up by the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

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 12, 2009. I understand you are requesting the
following information:

[1] all documents relating to any complaint made against PC
Alexander & colleague (Cornwall police) regarding homophobia &
'stop & search' of a gay youth [2] all documents relating to any
internal investigation of PC Alexander 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

Rebecca Hudson
Assistant Freedom of Information Officer
(01392 452204 (x22204)
Information Management Department
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

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Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. My understanding is that by LAW a response was due by no later than the 9th of June 2009.

Due to my personal experience of multiple Cornwall police homophobic attitudes & practises I have no reason to doubt that this contempt & prejudice is in fact widespread throughout the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, reflective in contempt shown in not completing this FOI request within the law.

I am writing to request an internal review of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Homophobia'.

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 sincerely,

Malcolm Lidbury

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Lidbury

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST NO 372/2009-01337

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 PC Alexander &
colleague (Cornwall police) regarding homophobia & 'stop & search' of a
gay youth [2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of PC
Alexander by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

I regret to inform you that your request will not be sent to you within
the 20 working day deadline as laid out under the Act. I hope to respond
to your request for information very soon.

I apologise for this delay, and do hope this does not cause any
significant inconvenience.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting my reference number as above.

Yours sincerely

Georgie

Georgina Kemp (56133)
Freedom of Information Assistant Officer
Tel 01392 452839 (22839)
[email address]
Freedom of Information Dept
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Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Cornwall Police Authority & the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) all have previously ignored the interconnected nature of this complaint & numerous other complaints regarding & against homophobic attitudes & practises of numerous Cornwall police officers over the past few years.

However, the IPCC has now,( we believe thanks to the FOI questions through this website) finally this month referred the catalogue of complaints to Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Professional Standards Unit

…but for Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to investigate themselves?

Despite referral for investigation, that is not to say we do not want ALL our FOI questions answered. WE DO, as we FIRMLY believe there has been considerable malicious & widespread homophobic motivated dishonesty, misconduct, deception & corruption within Devon & Cornwall Constabulary over many years in the way in which, not only the above complaint, but the numerous other complaints interconnected with the above, have repeatedly & deliberately been ignored by both Devon & Cornwall police & the IPCC.

This prolonged & abusive conduct by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary against gay persons has had a deeply adverse abusive impact & violating traumatic affect (including attempted suicide) upon gay victims of these Devon & Cornwall police abuses to date!

The Devon & Cornwall Professional Standards Unit has yet to confirm they are investigating ALL of the interconnected complaints (including those previously dismissed by the IPCC and not listed here)

Sgt Rowe of Cornwall, Helston Police
PC Alexander & ‘unnamed’ police colleague, Cornwall, Helston Police
DC Crowe Cornwall, Camborne Police
DC Anning Cornwall, Camborne Police
DC Parker, Cornwall, Camborne Police
PC Fuller & PC Treloar Cornwall, Helston Police
PC Piper Diversity Cornwall Police
DC Scott Cornwall Camborne Police
The refused names of x3 police officers Cornwall, Helston Police
PC Cannon Cornwall Police
Chief Constable Otter Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

(The above is by no means a complete or exhaustive list of Cornwall police officers of whom there are further outstanding complaints)

Anything less than full investigation & interconnected nature & impact & effect upon gay persons due to the attitudes & practises AGAINST gay persons by the police concerned, would simply be yet further evidence of reluctance of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to actually conduct themselves with (1) Honesty, (2) Integrity, (3) Impartiality & (4) Transparency of conduct. Four theoretical benchmarks of the police code of conduct still regularly ignored by Cornwall police attitudes & practises when dealing with gay persons.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Lidbury

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST NO 372/2009-01337

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 PC Alexander &
colleague (Cornwall police) regarding homophobia & 'stop & search' of a
gay youth
[2] all documents relating to any internal investigation of PC Alexander
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
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Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr Lidbury

I refer to you email dated 9th June 2009 submitting a compliant that Devon
& Cornwall Constabulary had failed to meet the requirements of Section
10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in respect of the above
request, in that it failed to provide a response to your request within
the stipulated 20 working days.

I accept that the complaint is justified and apologise for the late
response. By way of mitigation I would explain that within a constrained
resource budget, the FOI Unit of the Constabulary is subject to a workload
of FOI requests that is increasing in number and complexity year on year.
In fact in the period that you submitted this request, as part of a
sequence of eight separate requests submitted in a single day and thirteen
separate requests submitted over a span of 20 days, the force was actually
dealing with its highest workload of request since the Freedom of
Information Act was enacted in January 2005. Notwithstanding these facts,
we did fail to respond in the designated time, and for this once again I
apologise.

I now understand that in terms of the finalisation of this request
specific, you have been notified that it has been designated as vexatious
and repeated request as per Section 14 (1) of the of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and that no response will be provided. You do, of
course have a right to appeal the decision.

John Ellis
Head of Information Management
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

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This complaint has now been referred by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to the Devon & Cornwall Professional? Standards Unit.

The FOI within Devon & Cornwall Constabulary have demonstrated their willingness to conspire? & corroborate with trying to withhold information about police abuses, first by declining a enquiry about homophobic incidents using the excuse it exceeded the 18 hour limitation, then when individual enquiries were made it is deemed as ‘vexatious’.

There is in my experience a considerable genuine and serious problem of willingness to corruptly cover up abuses carried out by police officers of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

There is a gulf of difference between that which is stated by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary regarding commitment to equality & diversity & the reality of abuses, violations & homophobic attitudes & practises STILL carried out by named & identifiable Cornwall police officers from Camborne & Helston police stations.

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'.

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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The Independent Police Complaints Commission have written to me (10/07/09) as Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Professional Standards Unit have failed to record a decision within the 14 days allowed regarding the catalogue of previously reported complaints which have not been investigated, accumulative abuses, failure of duty of care, homophobic attitudes & practices as carried out by named and/or identifiable police officers primarily from Camborne & Helston police stations from 2004 up until-2009, on going.

This has become the commonplace benchmark of Devon & Cornwall’s contempt towards gay persons making complaint of homophobic conduct of numerous Cornwall police officers. This police delaying tactic only further compounds the original police abuse. Police seem to rely upon gay complaintents becoming intimidated or frustrated by their police administrative delays into giving up pursuing legitimate grievances against police. That has been our experience of Devon & Cornwall police contempt since 2004-to-2009, up until the current & present police action.

This has been compounded by the Devon & Cornwall FOI requests regarding complaints about police homophobia, first being denied to Lord Mc Dowell as being too great, taking in excess of 18hours. Then when individual request were made, this was deemed as vexatious and refused (although all the individual requests are interconnected due to the homophobic targeted gay victim/s of Cornwall police abuses, etc).

There is a genuine and serious problem operative as normal acceptable practise within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary in its attitudes & practises in further victimising gay persons and no accountability or responsibility taken within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary for failures to even follow laid down procedure.

An IPCC appeal form has been completed and sent to the IPPC regarding the multiple complaints referred to the PSD by the IPCC, not being recorded (ignored) by the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Professional Standards Department. Further adding to the abuse of the gay victims of police abuse by the (in our experience) obtuse, arrogant & contemptuous way in which complaints made by gay persons are repeatedly & systematically dismissively handled by Devon & Cornwall constabulary, under the command of Chief Constable Stephen Otter.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dear Mr. Lidbury

I refer to your email dated 9th 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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Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Sir or Madam,

The regretable rejection of this request is yet further demonstration of the willingness of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to cover up the depth & degree of the problem of internal homophobic attitudes & practises still protected within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary concerning a catalogue of interconnected police abuses, failure of duty of care & other mis practise of police in Cornwall in recent years.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lidbury

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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...

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Six hours of video taped victim/witness evidence & supporting documentation & lists of witnesses regarding Cornwall police dishonesty, corruption & homophobia were recorded by police in the presence of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Independent Advisory Group vice chair & two police officers in March 2010.

This evidence against known, named & identified Cornwall police officers has been dishonestly suppressed & NOT acted upon so deep is the problem of homophobia & corruption within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

Insp Caroline Coad is sitting on the video disc, a copy of which was promised to the gay victim of police abuses to enable a barrister to review the material....however police now refuse to allow a copy of the video to the victim of Cornwall police homophobic practises protected & harboured within this police force.

Malcolm Lidbury

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

Six hours of video taped victim/witness evidence & supporting documentation & lists of witnesses regarding Cornwall police dishonesty, corruption & homophobia were recorded by police in the presence of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Independent Advisory Group vice chair & two police officers in March 2010.

This evidence against known, named & identified Cornwall police officers has been dishonestly suppressed & NOT acted upon so deep is the problem of homophobia & corruption within the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

Insp Caroline Coad is sitting on the video disc, a copy of which was promised to the gay victim of police abuses to enable a barrister to review the material....however police now refuse to allow a copy of the video to the victim of Cornwall police homophobic practises protected & harboured within this police force.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lidbury

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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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