Dear Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC),

Following a search of open source material concerning the above IOPC investigation it appears that there is, presently, an information vacuum:

There is a dead link on the IOPC website that may have provided some of the information requested here. It concerns a news publication dated 13th December, 2018.

A question regarding progress of the investigation was answered by the Mayor of London recently. It did not assist in any way:

https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2018...

Accordingly, may I request disclosure of the following information?

1. Terms of reference agreed between the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the IOPC.

1. a. If the terms of reference do not make it clear please identify the class of misconduct, gross misconduct or criminal offences that have been assessed for investigation.

1. b. If it is not clear from the terms of reference please disclose how many MPS officers were, at the outset, subject to investigation concerning (i) misconduct (ii) gross misconduct (iii) criminal offences

2. The names of the senior officers from both the IOPC and MPS who settled the terms of reference.

3. The SIO and Deputy SIO appointed by the IOPC to lead the investigation.

4. The senior officer(s) appointed by MPS to act as liaison/facilitators with/to the IOPC.

5. The estimated timespan of the Op Embley investigation.

6. The average number of IOPC officers engaged on the investigation during July to December, 2018, inclusive.

7. The total amount budgeted for the cost of Operation Embley.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

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Dear Mr Wilby
 
Thank you for your email to the IOPC requesting information. This request
is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).  We
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Dear Mr Wilby

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Yours sincerely

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Dear !Request Info,

Thank you for the prompt and very helpful response. I am duly grateful.

Your position on section 30, at Question 1, is well understood - and I am content that the necessary time for careful consideration of the necessary balancing test is taken. It goes almost without saying that this is an important investigation, attracting a high degree of publicity, comment (and consternation).

I look forward to receiving your decision on that residual point within the next four weeks, or so.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

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Web: neilwilby.com

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Dear Mr Wilby

Further to our interim response sent to you on 31 January 2019, please find attached our response to part 1 of your request for information.

Yours sincerely


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Dear !Request Info,

Thank you for your communication of even date.

The PIT is well argued and it is quite clear, in the light of what Mr Noonan has set out, that publication of the terms of reference would be inappropriate at this point in time.

I am grateful for the other diclosures already made, regarding Operation Embley, and the care and attention given to this request, overall.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

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Dear Independent Office for Police Conduct,

On 21st April, 2019 Simon Israel published this piece regarding Operation Embley. It seems that the IOPC has been much more free with information than in response to this freedom of information request. That is, understandably, troubling.

Accordingly, I would be grateful if (i) the decision not to disclose the terms of reference can be reconsidered in the light of what was published by Channel 4 and then repeated by others (ii) copies of correspondence between the IOPC and Simon Israel, and/or Channel 4, regarding Op Embley.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
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Dear Mr Wilby

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 1 July 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 1007662 in any future correspondence about this matter.

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Dear Mr Wilby

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)
PO Box 473
Sale
Manchester
M33 0BW
Tel: 0300 020 0096
www.policeconduct.gov.uk 
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Find out how we handle your personal data.
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