Dear West Midlands Police,

I refer you to this BBC article:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

relating to comments made to Jack Chalmers.

REQUEST
1.I would like all data relating to the complaint(s). This includes the identity of the officer concerned, and the police or IOPC/IPCC report, the data relating to the misconduct hearing including the names of the panel for that hearing and any recordings made.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Dear Mr Williams

FOI Request Reference: 013115/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 08/08/2018

 

REQUEST

 

I refer you to this BBC article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

 

relating to comments made to Jack Chalmers.

 

REQUEST

1.I would like all data relating to the complaint(s). This includes the
identity of the officer concerned, and the police or IOPC/IPCC report, the
data relating to the misconduct hearing including the names of the panel
for that hearing and any recordings made.

 

I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because the name
you reference above differs to the name mentioned in the link provided.

 

Please contact me if you need assistance with this.

 

To enable us to proceed with your request I would be grateful if you could
provide the clarification outlined above. After receiving your reply, your
request will be considered and you will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject to
the application of any statutory exemptions. If you choose not to respond
then your request will remain unanswered.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
publication scheme and disclosure log

 

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If you need any further information please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Justine Barrett

Disclosure Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

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Tel: 101 (extension: 801 2068)

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Sorry, correct names is Chambers.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Dear West Midlands Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Midlands Police's handling of my FOI request 'Jack Chambers complaint against police' as you have failed to reply within 20 working days.

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

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Williams ,

Thank you for your e-mail in relation to this request.

I note we received your request for information on 08/08/2018 . However in order to determine what recorded information you required , we asked for clarification on 17/08/2018 , advising “To enable us to proceed with your request I would be grateful if you could provide the clarification outlined above within 20 working days of this correspondence. After receiving your reply, your request will be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject to the application of any statutory exemptions. If you choose not to respond then your request will be closed”

We received a clarification response from you on 21/08/2018 this means that a response to this request is due on 19/09/2018.

Therefore could I ask you to confirm how you wish us to proceed? Would you like us to withdraw this request for Internal Review as a response is not yet due ?

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please now supply a response and withdraw the IR request.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Williams

 

FOI Request Reference: 013115/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 08/08/2018

 

=========================

REQUEST

 

I refer you to this BBC article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

 

relating to comments made to Jack Chalmers.

 

REQUEST

1.I would like all data relating to the complaint(s). This includes the
identity of the officer concerned, and the police or IOPC/IPCC report, the
data relating to the misconduct hearing including the names of the panel
for that hearing and any recordings made.

 

=========================

 

The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly and in any case no
later than 20 working days after receiving your request. We must consider
firstly whether we can comply with section 1(1) (a) of the Act, which is
our duty to confirm whether or not the information requested is held and
secondly we must comply with section 1(1)(b), which is the provision of
such information.

 

However, when a qualified exemption applies either to the confirmation or
denial, or the provision of the information and the public interest test
is engaged, the Act allows the time for response to be longer than 20
working days, if the balance of such public interest is undetermined. In
this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of the
public interest lies in respect of either of the above obligations.

 

The specific exemptions which apply in relation this information are
Section 31 and Section 40.

 

I apologise for any inconvenience. We aim to provide you with a meaningful
response as soon as possible.

 

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Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

 

[2]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/revie...

 

Please note that such an appeal must be received within 40 working days of
the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time
will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

 

If you need any further information please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information Unit

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Ext: 801 2068

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arising in any way from the receipt or use of this email.

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Dear Mr Williams

 

FOI Request Reference: 013115/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 08/08/2018

 

REQUEST

 

Clarification: correct names is Chambers

 

I refer you to this BBC article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

 

relating to comments made to Jack Chalmers.

 

REQUEST

1.I would like all data relating to the complaint(s). This includes the
identity of the officer concerned, and the police or IOPC/IPCC report, the
data relating to the misconduct hearing including the names of the panel
for that hearing and any recordings made.

 

RESPONSE

 

We can confirm that West Midlands Police hold data relating to the name of
the officer concerned and the IOPC report. However, we are withholding
this information by virtue of the exemptions outlined below.

 

No data is held in relation to any misconduct hearing; a misconduct
meeting (rather than a hearing) was held. However, West Midlands Police do
not routinely record meetings, therefore, no recorded information is held.

 

The name of the officer concerned and the IOPC report are exempt by virtue
of:

 

Section 31 (1) (g) - Law enforcement

Section 40 (2) Personal data

 

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

 

[1]https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-co...

 

Section 40 (2) is an absolute and class based exemption if to provide the
information would breach the third party’s data protection rights.  In
this case to place the information in the public domain would not
constitute fair processing of the data. As this exemption is class based I
am not required to identify the harm in disclosure and in this instance I
believe that the right to privacy outweighs any public interest in
release.

 

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public
Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
publication scheme and disclosure log

 

[2]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/

 

RIGHT OF APPEAL

 

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

 

[3]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/revie...

 

Please note that such an appeal must be received within 40 working days of
the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time
will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

 

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Justine Barrett

Disclosure Officer  

Freedom of Information Unit  

West Midlands Police

 

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Dear West Midlands Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Midlands Police's handling of my FOI request 'Jack Chambers complaint against police.'.

There is no live investigation, and the data is professional data.

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

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Freedom of Information,

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Information Act, your request will be dealt with within the legislative
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for any reason you will be notified as soon as possible.
 
Please note that if your email is a request is for your own personal data
you should make a subject access request to the Data Protection Unit.  You
can do this by completing a WA162 form, which is available on the West
Midlands Police website.  Search the West Midlands Police website for
'Subject Access' or go directly to this page:
 
[1]https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/abou...
 
If you require further information please contact 101 and ask for the
Freedom of Information Unit.
 
You might find what you are looking for on our website:
[2]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/
 
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or confidential information. If received in error, please notify the
originator immediately. Any unauthorised use, disclosure, copying or
alteration of this email is strictly forbidden. Views or opinions
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Dear Mr Williams

FOI Request Reference: 18093/18

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence, received 12/10/2018, requesting West Midlands Police to review its response to your request for information concerning request reference: 13115/18.

The review will be conducted by a person independent of the original decision in accordance with the West Midlands Police review procedure. Every effort will be made to have a response to you within 20 working days. However, if it becomes clear that the review will not be completed by this date you will be advised.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Mobberley
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Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Williams

 

FOI Internal Review Reference: 18093/18

 

Thank you for your correspondence, received 12/10/2018 where you requested
West Midlands Police to review its response to your request for
information concerning Jack Chambers Complaint.

 

 

ORIGINAL REQUEST

 

1.I would like all data relating to the complaint(s). This includes the
identity of the officer concerned, and the police or IOPC/IPCC report, the
data relating to the misconduct hearing including the names of the panel
for that hearing and any recordings made.

 

Clarification: correct names is Chambers

 

I refer you to this BBC article:

[1]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

 

relating to comments made to Jack Chalmers.

 

INTERNAL REVIEW

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of West Midlands Police's
handling of my FOI request 'Jack Chambers complaint against police.'.

 

There is no live investigation, and the data is professional data.

 

 

RESPONSE

 

I have reviewed the original decision. Please find below my response.

 

The name of the officer concerned and the IOPC report are exempt by virtue
of:

 

Section 31 (1) (g) - Law enforcement

Section 40 (2) Personal data

 

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

 

[2]https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-co...

 

Section 40 (2) is an absolute and class based exemption if to provide the
information would breach the third party’s data protection rights. In this
case to place the information in the public domain would not constitute
fair processing of the data. As this exemption is class based I am not
required to identify the harm in disclosure and in this instance I believe
that the right to privacy outweighs any public interest in release.

 

As previously stated:

 

No data is held in relation to any misconduct hearing; a misconduct
meeting (rather than a hearing) was held. However, West Midlands Police do
not routinely record meetings, therefore, no recorded information is held.

 

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public
Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure with respect to Section 31. Please find
this PIT attached.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Mobberley

Freedom of Information Unit

Corporate Communications

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emergency response, please call 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

 

Internal: 801 2068

External: 101 ext 801 2068

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Flickr: [9]www.flickr.com/westmidlandspolice

 

[10]View all our social network links

 

Our vision: Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in
need

 

This email is intended for the addressee only and may contain privileged
or confidential information. If received in error, please notify the
originator immediately. Any unauthorised use, disclosure, copying or
alteration of this email is strictly forbidden. Views or opinions
expressed in this email do not necessarily represent those of West
Midlands Police. All West Midlands Police email activity is monitored for
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responsibility is accepted by West Midlands Police for any loss or damage
arising in any way from the receipt or use of this email.

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