Misusing police resources (and position) to harass/stitch-up members of the public

H J Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Constabulary

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Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

1) What measures are in place to prevent officers abusing their position by committing police resources to harass/stitch-up etc., members of the public who have got on the wrong side of officers serving with Derbyshire Constabulary, for example, by exposing corruption/misconduct?

2) What position of seniority would an officer serving with Derbyshire Constabulary need to hold for it to be feasible for him/her to be successful in carrying out this kind of abuse?
Yours faithfully,

H J Wilson

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

Good Morning Mr Wilson,

 

I write in connection with your request for information as shown below.

 

1) What measures are in place to prevent officers abusing their position
by committing police resources to harass/stitch-up etc., members of the
public who have got on the wrong side of officers serving with Derbyshire
Constabulary, for example, by exposing corruption/misconduct?

 

2) What position of seniority would an officer serving with Derbyshire
Constabulary need to hold for it to be feasible for him/her to be
successful in carrying out this kind of abuse?

 

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Mr Wilson

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Kevin Lea

Freedom of Information Officer

Derbyshire Constabulary, Police Headquarters, Butterley Hall, Ripley,
Derbyshire.  DE5 3RS

Tel: 101   Direct Dial: 0300 122 5487 

Email: [1][email address]

Web: [2]http://www.derbyshire.police.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information Office,

I'll reword the second element of my request. What level of seniority/rank would a police officer serving with the force need to hold to have the authority (if he/she so wished) to delegate subordinate police officers to carry out a regime of unwarranted harassment to an individual against whom the officer holds a grudge.

Yours sincerely,

H J Wilson

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

Mr Wilson,

As per the latter part of my initial request if you can provide formal evidence of your name, i.e. passport, driving licence etc. I'll be more than happy to provide yet another 'no information held' response.

Kevin Lea
Freedom of Information Officer
Derbyshire Constabulary, Police Headquarters, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire.  DE5 3RS
Tel: 101   Direct Dial: 0300 122 5487 
Email: [email address]
Web: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk

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Noah Stride left an annotation ()

It appears they are refusing to respond on the basis that when asked for his name via telephone he responded 'Aitch J Wilson' rather than H J Wilson. This seems pedantic, especially considering the fact that Aitch is often considered the pronunciation of 'H'. It is concerning to me that they are using the mispronunciation of a letter over the telephone as an excuse not to respond to this point.