Recording of Complaints either Local Resolution or Local Investigation

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Lancashire Constabulary should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

When recording a complaint, Lancashire Police must first make a decision of whether the complaint is Local Resolution or Local Investigation.

The IPCC has set out guideline for how this decision is made, in a nutshell, if the allegation is proven, would there be any likely misconduct or criminal charges.

This decision is made without looking at any evidence and must be made by an appropriate authority based on the allegation alone.

It is my experience that decision is wrong on far to many occasions.

What I want to know is, what is the process for making the decision?
What is the police process for rectifying a decision 'made in error'.
Who is the ultimate authority for overlooking PSD to ensure they have not abused the power to give an incorrect classification.

To clarify, an LR (Local resolution) complaint has outcome of misconduct against the officer involved so it is believed that this is a 'default' by PSD in an attempt to avoid misconduct or criminal charges being brought against officers where possible.

Local Resolution complaints do not have the right to appeal to the IPCC.

Who is the correct authority to report this abuse of process and what is the correct format to raise it.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act. In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Best wishes,
Paul

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 3703/17

Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary’s response to your recent
request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

Compliance Team

HQ – Legal Services

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section                 

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413203

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Information assurance unit,

All information request I have made are my right to information. This particular request is very relevant to a legal case I have against Lancashire Constabulary and your refusal to answer is clear that you are unable to without incriminating yourself for decision you have made, namely a refusal to record a complaint as a Local Investigation where Lancashire Police officer ASSAULTED me and this was ruled by magistrates as the officer acting unlawfully.

My request still stands and I do require this information. Should you fail to provide it, I will report this to the ICO.

You have also disclosed some information about me on this public request, I will also be asking the ICO to investigate this.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Information assurance unit,

I write, for the record, as you have disclosed personal information about me.

I have many complaints against Lancashire police, simply because Lancashire police defended Paul Turner, a Police informer, from attacking me family and I. He threatened to kill my wife and children, yet you did noting to prosecute him. He made dozens of malicious and false accusations calling me a paedophile, you did nothing. I complained at every event, you now try to turn this around like I have done something wrong!

You then arrested ME, for nothing. The Magistrate said YOU acted unlawfully. You ten pepper sprayed me, stripped me naked and sexually and physically assaulted me. I suffered sever chest pains and even during that, I was assaulted, caught on your CCTV. I ended up on a cardiac ward for two days after your treatment of me! YES, I complained, because you tried to prosecute me for NOTHING, No CPS advice, just police trying to defend a snitch and framing me. Magistrates acquitted me, I did nothing wrong and ruled YOU acted UNLAWFULLY. Yes, that is the Police acting unlawfully, not me. So, yes, I complained and you refused to investigate. So I complained again and now you say I am vexatious... I am the victim, you attacked me and refused to obey the magistrate who said you acted unlawfully. So, this is why I want the answer to this question, and you WILL answer it. It is NOT vexatious as you say, I am seeking justice for what YOU did to me.
You have done NOTHING for my family, absolutely NOTHING. Not only that, you try to make out you are whiter than white when it is you that is vexatious an I will never stop seeking justice.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Lancashire Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Recording of Complaints either Local Resolution or Local Investigation'.

This is a genuine request for information but has been branded vexatious for no reason other than to discriminate against me.

The information I require is relative to a complaint that is currently under investigation.

This is a serious allegation against Lancashire police for assault, this included the use of a firearm and was ruled unlawful by a magistrate, I have requested information relating to this unlawful arrest and how it was subsequently handled.

I have the right to request this information and by law you must provide it. Please can yo do so as soon as possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Information assurance unit,

I have requested an internal review of this request and it appears to be ignored. I have now reported this to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

Dear Mr Ponting,

 

I refer to your email below in relation to this and your other outstanding
FOIA internal review requests.  Your IR requests have been acknowledged
and you were advised that a response should be provided within 20 working
days.  Unfortunately, due to leave and other commitments it has not been
possible to conduct the internal reviews within this time period. 

 

Your internal review requests will be considered as soon as possible and
responses will be provided by the 27th September.

 

Regards   

 

Compliance Team

HQ – Legal Services

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413203

Email: [1][Lancashire Constabulary request email]

 

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