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Dear Independent Office for Police Conduct,

Email of 4 July 2017 sent to a complainant by the Internal Investigation Unit (IIU) of the Independent Police Complaints Commission:

"Dear Mr [X]

Your complaint against Katie Ashton has been received by the Internal Investigation Unit of the IPCC and recorded under the reference number given above. I have considered your complaint and read Katie's outcome letter for your non recording appeal. In your complaint you state that Katy is ignoring serious evidence of conduct matters in reference to police officers breaking the law by not recording a child sex offence case twice and that the IPCC is breaking the law.

Your first complaint relates to Katie's decision and is thus not an appropriate complaint because it does not relate to matters which fall within the remit of the IIU. Your second complaint is in relation to criminal matters which also do not fall within the remit of the IIU - criminal allegations should be made to the relevant police force in the first instance.

I am therefore dispensing with your complaint on the grounds that it is an abuse of process. The IIU's decision in this matter is final and there is no right of appeal against it. Further correspondence about this matter, barring legal proceedings, will not be responded to.

Yours sincerely

Susan Badham
Internal Investigations Officer"

Are officers specifically chosen to be Internal Investigations Officers because of their expertise in covering up police misconduct and their willingness to do so?

Yours faithfully,

R. Stoke

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Dear R Stoke

Thank you for your correspondence to the IOPC in which you made a request for information. This request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). We will now consult with the relevant department to gather the response to your request.

We propose to respond to you on or before the 28 May 2019 in line with the timescales prescribed by the FOIA.

If you have any questions about this request please contact us. Please remember to quote reference number 1007586 in any future correspondence about this matter.

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Dear R Stoke

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
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Dear !Request Info,

The Independent Police Complaints Commission's response:

" Having taken into account the contents of your email we have concluded that we are not obliged to comply with it because the tone and nature bears the hallmarks of a vexatious motive.

Accordingly, we have concluded that it engages section 14(1) of the FOIA. "

This request is obviously not vexatious. It is widely known that section 14 of the FOIA is used to silence those who ask for information that an authority would rather hide.

The Dransfield test to which I suspect you have referred to (“the manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of a formal procedure”) is routinely applied, for example when it may be seen as a way of getting out of a tight corner.

Please deal with my request as the law requires.

Yours sincerely,

R. Stoke

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Dear R Stoke

Thank you for your email. We have interpreted this to be a request review.

We will therefore be conducting an internal review of our original FOIA response and expect to provide you with our findings on or before 26 June 2019.

If you have any further queries regarding this matter, please contact us quoting reference number IR1007586.

Yours sincerely

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Dear R Stoke

Please find attached a letter regarding an Internal Review of our original response to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
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PO Box 473
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Manchester
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Dear !Request Info,

Re, "The accusations that are inferred in your question and within your request for an Internal Review are baseless and unsubstantiated. I am of the view that you are misusing the FOIA as a means of expressing your negative opinions with a deliberate intention to cause annoyance."

I have seen plenty of evidence that would substantiate the accusations inferred in my question and within my request for an Internal Review and I am surprised the IOPC has not seen any of it.

Yours sincerely,

R. Stoke

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