Northumbria Police PSD Sav Patsalos - Martin McGartland Complaints Not recorded, Botched, Whitewash and Corruption at PSD

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Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

05 October 2018

Dear Northumbria Police PSD,

I note that the Head of your department, Detective Superintendent Sav Patsalos, has been in the news once again claiming; “We expect the highest standards from everyone employed by Northumbria Police, both on and off-duty, and I want to reassure the public that this sort of behaviour is not reflective of the outstanding professionalism and commitment displayed by officers and staff every single day.”

I have dealt with NP PSD fo more than 20 years (including while Detective Superintendent Sav Patsalos is in charge). Each and every complaint I have made against NP officers (including corruption, cover ups etc) have not been recorded, have been deliberately botched, whitewashed. And evidence supplied by me has been ignored, covered up (even from IPCC) to protect corrupt officers that I have complained about.

The same is the case with many circumvented applications that PSD and its staff / officers have made to the IPCC / IOPC over the years, This too resulted in above and to ensure that corrupt officers complained about were never investigated, held to account.

PSD, to this day, have been covering up a sophisticated criminal conspiracy and the most serious corruption (to protect past and present officers) ans well as suppressing indisputable independent evidence to do so (relating to NP's dirty tricks / smear campaign against Martin McGartland. It is one rule / Law for corrupt NP / PSD and another for those who pay their wages (the public). PSD, in my dealings - as above, is Corrupt to the core. If the public was aware of just a fraction of how corrupt it was (just as with NP) heads would roll. There are no high standards within PSD... I have evidence to show that.

Under the FOIA I would like to know;

1. How many members of the public (not including me) have expressed concerns about PSD, its officers while dealing with complaints made by public (complaints that were and were not recorded).

2. How many of those (1 above) expressed concern/s about they way they were treated by PSD, its officers, of poor service, delays, allegation/s of corruption, corrupt practices, protecting fellow officers, ignoring evidence that supported their complaints, complaint/s not having been investigated properly ...

I would like this information to cover the past 12 months.

I look forward to your reply,

Martin McGartland

Note to reader: Some detail regards corruption by NP, PSD in Martin McGartland cases can be found here:

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Burglary arrest of Northumbria Police Chief singer son 'hushed up' ....

Police are accused of hushing-up arrest of senior officer's singer son for £30,000 break-in

Son of a senior Northumbria Police officer was arrested on suspicion of burglary

Damage of around £30,000 was caused to a shop in Sunderland after a flat party

But details of Matthew Vant's arrest were wiped from internal police computer

An IPCC probe found assistant chief constable Greg Vant had no case to answer

But whistleblower said it's 'one rule for the public and one for friends of police'


PUBLISHED: 18:15 GMT, 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 22 January 2018

A police force has been accused of covering up the arrest of a senior officer's son after he was held on suspicion of a break-in but details of the incident were wiped from the database.

Matthew Vant was quizzed on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage following a flat party when he was a 19-year-old student in Sunderland.

It was alleged a shop below the flat, Cartridge World, was trashed and detectives discovered ink scrawled all over the walls and several computers were missing.

A vintage record collection was also missing, according to The Sunday Times.

Northumbria Police detectives probing the November 2009 incident estimated the damage to be £30,000.

Punk rocker Vant is lead singer of a band called Vant and has performed at Glastonbury and on Radio 1.

His father, Greg, is a former assistant chief constable of Northumbria Police.

Following the arrest, the force allowed the matter to be resolved through the community resolution scheme and Greg Vant paid the shop owner £1,000.

The settlements do not result in a criminal record.

Details of the incident were deleted from the internal police database in what is alleged to have been an attempt to prevent leaks to the media.

It is said details of the arrest were printed off and secretly kept in Northumbria Police's safe.

A source told the Sunday Times: 'It seems it is one rule for the public and another for friends of Northumbria police.'

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) received a complaint about the incident in 2016 and following a review found Greg Vant had no case to answer.

He denies any wrongdoing and said the decision to delete the details of the incident was taken by a colleague.

Northumbria Police said the police watchdog had found no evidence of misconduct. I Bet, ONLY BECAUSE THE
IOPC/IPCC IS AS CORRUPT AS Northumbria Police. Worth noting that the IOPC/IPCC are covering up their *WHITEWASH) Report into the matter...