Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
I was praising to someone that the MPS were a demonstratably transparent organisation regarding the details of their misconduct hearings and I happened to select at random PC Glen Cheal, Hearing date(s): 09/09/2019 - 13/09/2019.
My confusion arises from the first sentence, namely "On 6thJune 2014 PC Cheal was on duty assigned as a vehicle operator in a marked police car" because by my estimation that incident was over 5 years ago so, obviously, either there is a misprint of the date or some reason for the delay, so I would appreciate clarification of the facts (which you may disclose after the hearing date to avoid contaminating the process).

FOI Q1.Did the alleged incident involving pc Glen Cheal occur on 6th June 2014, when was the complaint first made to the authorities, and has pc Cheal been suspended from duties for any period since the alleged offence?
FOI Q2.What evidence or witness statements is there to support the accuser`s complaint, has there been a court case in connection with the incident, and why has there been a delay in considering possible misconduct when the incident appears to have been 5 years ago?

Thanking you in anticipation of clarifying the background facts.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/011350

  Date: 29/08/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear  Mr Fallon

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011350

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 29/08/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
I was praising to someone that the MPS were a demonstratably transparent
organisation regarding the details of their misconduct hearings and I
happened to select at random PC Glen Cheal, Hearing date(s): 09/09/2019 -
13/09/2019.
My confusion arises from the first sentence, namely "On 6thJune 2014 PC
Cheal was on duty assigned as a vehicle operator in a marked police car"
because by my estimation that incident was over 5 years ago so, obviously,
either there is a misprint of the date or some reason for the delay, so I
would appreciate clarification of the facts (which you may disclose after
the hearing date to avoid contaminating the process).

FOI Q1.Did the alleged incident involving pc Glen Cheal occur on 6th June
2014, when was the complaint first made to the authorities, and has pc
Cheal been suspended from duties for any period since the alleged offence?
FOI Q2.What evidence or witness statements is there to support the
accuser`s complaint, has there been a court case in connection with the
incident, and why has there been a delay in considering possible
misconduct when the incident appears to have been 5 years ago?

Thanking you in anticipation of clarifying the background facts.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Peter Deja

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja,
My request is fairly straightforward, I would appreciate completion as it is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Fallon

Apologies for the delay to this request, I hope to have a response to you soon. I have chased again today.

Kind regards

Paul

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
Thank you for your update. I hope Professional Standards Department get back to you today, it should not involve in depth research just to clarify the facts.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon(BScHons)

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
Reference my FOI request, pc Glen Cheal Misconduct hearing, I have only requested knowing the outline facts but your response is well overdue, I would appreciate completion.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email. I am sorry that the MPS has not been able to respond to your request within 20 working day period. I have checked out system and can see that the person dealing with this matter is Mr Paul O'Shea.

Mr Paul O'Shea, please would you provide Mr Dennis Fallon with an update on this request?

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Good morning Mr Fallon

Apologies for the continued delay, I am just waiting for approval of this response and it should hopefully be with you once done.

Kind regards

Paul

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Dear Mr Paul O`Shea,
Thank you for the update.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon(BScHons)

Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Fallon

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011350

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul O'Shea

 

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Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

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please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea,
Thank you, I shall mark this request as `closed, some information provided`.

Yours sincerely,

Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

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