Protocols for interviewing an officer accused of misconduct

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S Rhosier (Account suspended)

South Wales Police

1. Under what policy, protocol or procedure is it acceptable or standard operational procedure during an internal investigation not to inform the officer accused that an allegation of misconduct has been made?

2. Under what policy, protocol or procedure is it acceptable or standard operational procedure during an internal investigation *not* to interview the officer accused but to carry out a "full investigation" and issue a report detailing the outcome decision without making an officer aware that any misconduct allegation has been made?

3. Please provide copies of the policies, protocols and procedures held within your force for the purpose of investigating multiple and repeated data breaches.

4. Please provide copies of the policies, protocols and procedures held within your force for the misuse of police databases by any force member/employee for non-professional personal purposes.

5. Please provide copies of the policies, protocols and procedures held within your force for obtaining access to historic/archived data not held on the current police mainframe used for current operational purposes.

S Rhosier

South Wales Police

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S Rhosier (Account suspended)

Dear South Wales Police

I am awaiting your response.

S Rhosier

South Wales Police

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Ymateb nad yw'n Argyfwng\ Non-Emergency Response

Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101… Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob
amser.

Do you need to speak to the police but don't require an emergency
response? Call 101… The number can be used to report a non-emergency to
any force in Wales and England. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Cymorth Iaith Gymraeg\Welsh Language Support

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
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Dear S Rhosier

 

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Julia

Freedom of Information Team

Data Management Unit & Disclosure Unit/Rheoli Data ac Uned Datgelu

South Wales Police HQ/Pencadlys yr Heddlu

Cowbridge Road/Heol y Bont-Faen

Bridgend/Penybont ar Ogwr

CF31 3SU

DD Telephone/Telliffon 01656 303444

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ydynt yn rhai brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Mewn argyfwng,
ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

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S Rhosier (Account suspended)

South Wales Police

Allow me to quote from your response:

'The Dat a Protection Act covers processing of personal data about a living individual. Personal data means data which relate to a living individual who can be identified-
(a) from those data, or
(b) from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
Information wil “relate to” a person if it is about them, linked to them, has some biographical significance for them, is used to inform decisions affecting them, has them as its main focus or impacts on them in any way.
In accordance with the Act, this letter represents a refusal notice for your request.'

I am a 'living individual' who has repeatedly, with another 'living individual', been subjected to ongoing harassment since 2015 from a now-convicted/imprisoned stalker and harasser who repeatedly published our private information held on your force's databases. The harasser was able to do so, boasting of it on two occasions, because the harasser has two close relatives who are close friends/longtime colleagues (at least 12 years) of the data-leaking officer within your force since before said officer joined your force.

OUR DATA HAS NOT BEEN PROTECTED FROM YOUR ROGUE OFFICER - IT HAS CONTINUED TO BE LEAKED WITH IMPUNITY BECAUSE YOUR FORCE HAS RELENTLESSLY PROTECTED SAID ROGUE OFFICER BY REFUSING TO INTERVIEW THAT OFFICER.

Your force has, for several years, corruptly condoned the rogue officer's misconduct and refused to even interview that officer, who remains unaware that we have made a formal complaint. Your force is thus equally complicit in this open misconduct, and you have further demonstrated conspiracy in the form of this refusal to address the course of action detailed, with evidence, to you on many occasions.

There are many recorded instances in your reviews and Peel Reports of officers illicitly accessing police databases for non work-related reasons and those officers have been dismissed or allowed to resign. Your force continues to employ this rogue officer, thus enabling further data breaches fior the benefit of a convicted criminal.

As corrupt police forces are protected from investigations by IOPC, ICO and the Home Office, your force will never be held accountable.

Except on social media, where the full facts with names/all evidence will be published.

S Rhosier

South Wales Police

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neges i gadarnhau ein bod wedi cael eich gohebiaeth. Peidiwch ag ymateb
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terfyn amser o 20 diwrnod gwaith, gall fod oedi wrth ddelio â rhai o'r
ceisiadau o ganlyniad i hyn.

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Please be advised that we are currently dealing with a high volume of
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Ymateb nad yw'n Argyfwng\ Non-Emergency Response

Oes angen i chi siarad â'r heddlu ond nid oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Gallwch roi gwybod am fater drwy ein gwefan south-wales.police.uk, anfon
neges breifat atom drwy gyfrif Facebook neu Twitter swyddogol Heddlu De
Cymru, neu ffonio 101. Gallwch ddefnyddio 101 i roi gwybod am achosion nad
ydynt yn rhai brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Mewn argyfwng,
ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

Do you need to speak to the police but don’t require an emergency
response? You can make a report via our website south-wales.police.uk,
send us a private message via an official South Wales Police Facebook or
Twitter account, or call 101. 101 can be used to report a non-emergency to
any force in Wales and England. In an emergency always dial 999.

Cymorth Iaith Gymraeg\Welsh Language Support

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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South Wales Police

Dear S Rhosier

Would you like me to forward your email to our Professional Standards Department who will deal with the issues you have raised as a formal complaint?

Kind Regards

Julia

Freedom of Information Team
Data Management Unit & Disclosure Unit/Rheoli Data ac Uned Datgelu
South Wales Police HQ/Pencadlys yr Heddlu
Cowbridge Road/Heol y Bont-Faen
Bridgend/Penybont ar Ogwr
CF31 3SU
DD Telephone/Telliffon 01656 303444
E-mail/E-bost: [email address]

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S Rhosier (Account suspended)

South Wales Police

Why? Your force's PSD and joint legal services already covered up the officer's repeated data breaches and stated in writing that it was mere 'gossip' in an effort to avoid interviewing the officer and demonstrating public accountability.

Data leaks that the victims recognise as FACT and which were ONLY recorded on your force's data systems thus NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN are not 'gossip' but evidence of a rogue officer repeatedly passing our data to an outsider, knowing that outsider will use it for malicious purposes and harassment. In a world where police protect the public instead of criminal police officers, your delinquent officer would be sacked but your force is too corrupt to deal with this matter honourably and professionally.

Now it will go to court and a judge will decide.

S Rhosier

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There is zero point in referring this matter to IOPC, ICO or anyone else.

Corrupt police forces are fully protected against members of the public with a legitimate complaint by those authorities supposedly accountable for ensuring police accountability.
https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/...

https://lordslibrary.parliament.uk/resea...
and I quote 'In most cases, the police force deals with complaints made against it'.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Police forces can do what they like without repercussions, so they do exactly whatever they like. The public have no rights whatsoever.