How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

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Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

This is a freedom of information request.

The last update of the IPCCs investigations into officers named in the Rotherham child exploitation cover-up was in February of 2016.

1) Please provide me with any further information, notices or memos that update the IPCCs current position in relation to these investigations.

2) How many misconduct notices have been served in relation to the investigation?

3) Of those officers served with misconduct notices so far, how many have retired, been dismissed from the force or taken redundancy?

4) From the above figures (re question 2), how many of those officers that have left the force have retained full pension?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner
www.crimebodge.com

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Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

Further to my initial FOI request, and in the interests of clarity, I would like to add the following questions:

3a) How many officers who have been served notices still remain employed by the police service?
3b) What are the respective ranks of all the officers that have been served notices?

Please consider this a continuation of my earlier request.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner
www.crimebodge.com

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Dear Mr Warner

Thank you for your information request below.

Please find attached our response.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Thomas
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Manager
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
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M: 07984 255 415
F:  020 7166 3163
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www.ipcc.gov.uk

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From: Rob Warner [mailto:[FOI #338377 email]]
Sent: 05 June 2016 16:22
To: !FOI Requests
Subject: Freedom of Information request - How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

This is a freedom of information request.

The last update of the IPCCs investigations into officers named in the Rotherham child exploitation cover-up was in February of 2016.

1) Please provide me with any further information, notices or memos that update the IPCCs current position in relation to these investigations.

2) How many misconduct notices have been served in relation to the investigation?

3) Of those officers served with misconduct notices so far, how many have retired, been dismissed from the force or taken redundancy?

4) From the above figures (re question 2), how many of those officers that have left the force have retained full pension?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner
www.crimebodge.com

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Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

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 'How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?'.

In relation to question 3b you refused to disclose the ranks of the officers on the grounds that the officers could be easily identified and that the ranks constituted personal information. I disagree entirely and I think the public has a right to know the level of high ranking officers that behaved negligently in respect of the Rotherham scandal, in relation to those of lower ranking officers.

Furthermore, on your website update dated August 25th 2015 you stated: "In total 41 misconduct notices have been served, as some officers have received multiple notices as they are involved in more than one complaint. Of those served with notices so far, seven are retired."

It would be easier to identify these seven retired officers from the information you freely disclosed than it would be to identify officers from the variety of ranks you claim have been issued misconduct notices. And yet you had no misgivings about potential contraventions of the data protection act in disclosing this retirement data via your update. Therefore it is reasonable to expect you to apply the same criteria relating to disclosure of officer by rank as that of disclosure of officer by retirement.

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

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner

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Rob Warner left an annotation ()

I could also do without spam e-mails from this website EVERY TWENTY MINUTES asking me to update the status of this request.

Charlotte Peters Rock left an annotation ()

I agree with Rob. Anyone taking public money for their work, has no right whatsoever to hide their identity. Never mind rank. We need names and rank.. and then they need to be recalled to answer for what they have (or have not) done.

In South Yorkshire particularly, so much overt corruption within one police force, with no alternative for the public to turn to, can only be allowed to continue because of this deliberate subterfuge by the so-called Independent Police Complaints Commission.. which does little to ensure that public safety and public justice is uppermost the minds of police officers of all ranks.

My own family is still awaiting - after more than 12 years??? - the start of an investigation into the very well (officially) documented murder of my father, Mr Ralph Winstanley, having had the deliberate lack of investigation by South Yorkshire Police Force, perverted even more by IPCC.

Give the man his names.. and ranks. You might begin by mentioning Michael Hedges, Meredydd Hughes, Robert Dyson, David Crompton, Robert Haworth, in our case alone.

Dear !FOI Requests,

It's been over 30 days and you've just chosen to ignore me rather than show the professional courtesy of keeping me updated.

If I don't hear from you within 7 days I will lodge and appeal with the ICO .

Yours sincerely,

Rob Warner

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This FOI has now been appealed to the ICO

Phil Johnston, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Dear Mr Warner,

We are sorry about the delay in responding to your request for internal review. Our reference number for this request is 1005899.

We are currently working on this and anticipate responding to you before Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Yours sincerely,

PJohnston

IPCC

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Warner [mailto:[FOI #338377 email]]
Sent: 03 July 2016 09:43
To: !FOI Requests
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

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 'How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?'.

In relation to question 3b you refused to disclose the ranks of the officers on the grounds that the officers could be easily identified and that the ranks constituted personal information. I disagree entirely and I think the public has a right to know the level of high ranking officers that behaved negligently in respect of the Rotherham scandal, in relation to those of lower ranking officers.

Furthermore, on your website update dated August 25th 2015 you stated: "In total 41 misconduct notices have been served, as some officers have received multiple notices as they are involved in more than one complaint. Of those served with notices so far, seven are retired."

It would be easier to identify these seven retired officers from the information you freely disclosed than it would be to identify officers from the variety of ranks you claim have been issued misconduct notices. And yet you had no misgivings about potential contraventions of the data protection act in disclosing this retirement data via your update. Therefore it is reasonable to expect you to apply the same criteria relating to disclosure of officer by rank as that of disclosure of officer by retirement.

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

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner

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Dear Phil Johnston,

As I have had to appeal to the ICO to force your reply, I will expect a full explanation as to how you came to ignore my request for review and why you think it acceptable to ignore requestors in the way that you have.

I find it unpardonable that such a heavily tax funded organisation such as the IPCC could not even show the common decency to respond with the briefest of e-mails, with an assurance that a review would be under way.

Any failure to respond to my review beyond Wednesday 19 October 2016 and I will take legal action to force you to comply with the initial request.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Warner

Gemma Thomas, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Dear Mr Warner

Thank you for your email below.

I would like to assure you that we are processing your request or an internal review. I have checked on this case and it is currently with our internal reviewer awaiting a final decision.

I will be keeping a close eye on this case and will personally oversee the remainder of the process to ensure a response is sent as soon as possible.

Your sincerely

Gemma Thomas
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Manager
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 0207 166 5157
M: 07984 255 415
F:  020 7166 3163
[email address]
www.ipcc.gov.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Warner [mailto:[FOI #338377 email]]
Sent: 13 October 2016 16:40
To: Phil Johnston
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

Dear Phil Johnston,

As I have had to appeal to the ICO to force your reply, I will expect a full explanation as to how you came to ignore my request for review and why you think it acceptable to ignore requestors in the way that you have.

I find it unpardonable that such a heavily tax funded organisation such as the IPCC could not even show the common decency to respond with the briefest of e-mails, with an assurance that a review would be under way.

Any failure to respond to my review beyond Wednesday 19 October 2016 and I will take legal action to force you to comply with the initial request.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Warner

-----Original Message-----

Dear Mr Warner,

We are sorry about the delay in responding to your request for internal review. Our reference number for this request is 1005899.

We are currently working on this and anticipate responding to you before Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Yours sincerely,

PJohnston

IPCC

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Dear Mr Warner

Thank you for your request for an internal review below.

Please find attached our internal reviewers response.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Thomas
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Manager
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 0207 166 5157
M: 07984 255 415
F:  020 7166 3163
[email address]
www.ipcc.gov.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Warner [mailto:[FOI #338377 email]]
Sent: 03 July 2016 09:43
To: !FOI Requests
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

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 'How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?'.

In relation to question 3b you refused to disclose the ranks of the officers on the grounds that the officers could be easily identified and that the ranks constituted personal information. I disagree entirely and I think the public has a right to know the level of high ranking officers that behaved negligently in respect of the Rotherham scandal, in relation to those of lower ranking officers.

Furthermore, on your website update dated August 25th 2015 you stated: "In total 41 misconduct notices have been served, as some officers have received multiple notices as they are involved in more than one complaint. Of those served with notices so far, seven are retired."

It would be easier to identify these seven retired officers from the information you freely disclosed than it would be to identify officers from the variety of ranks you claim have been issued misconduct notices. And yet you had no misgivings about potential contraventions of the data protection act in disclosing this retirement data via your update. Therefore it is reasonable to expect you to apply the same criteria relating to disclosure of officer by rank as that of disclosure of officer by retirement.

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

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner

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Dear Mr Warner,

Further to your complaint to the Information Commissioner, please find attached to this email our revised response to your request of 5 June 2016.

A copy of this revised response is being sent to the Information Commissioner's Office.

Yours sincerely,

P Johnston

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Warner [mailto:[FOI #338377 email]]
Sent: 05 June 2016 17:12
To: !FOI Requests
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - How many Police Officers Involved with the Rotherham Cover-Up Have Left the Force?

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

Further to my initial FOI request, and in the interests of clarity, I would like to add the following questions:

3a) How many officers who have been served notices still remain employed by the police service?
3b) What are the respective ranks of all the officers that have been served notices?

Please consider this a continuation of my earlier request.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Warner
www.crimebodge.com

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Rob Warner left an annotation ()

As the IPCC still refuse to disclose all of the information I have asked the ICO to issue a decision notice.

http://crimebodge.com/

Phil Johnston, Independent Police Complaints Commission

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Dear Mr Warner,
 
Attached to this email is a letter from Julian Blazeby relating to the
Information Commissioner’s decision notice.
 
Yours sincerely
 
IPCC  
 

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