Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner

Further to:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

I quote from your response:

'The OPCC are aware of your request for a copy of the body worn video that you have submitted to Gwent Police as you have copied the Police and Crime Commissioner into your emails. As a result, we have requested and received an update from Gwent Police as to the action they have taken and why they have taken it. As mentioned previously we are not able to influence the outcome of your request but understand that the correct processes have been followed'
Yours sincerely
Joanne Regan
Head of Assurance and Compliance
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent'

1. Please provide an unredacted copy of the update supplied to you to which Joanne Regan refers.

2. Please provide a copy, with explanation and reference to relevant legislation, of the 'correct processes' that were followed by Gwent Police, since they have overridden my rights under the Data Protection Act.

S Rhosier

Commissioner, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner

Thank you for contacting the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
for Gwent. We will deal with your correspondence as promptly as we can.

 

General Enquiries

 

If your contact is a general enquiry requesting information, telling the
Police and Crime Commissioner about something you are pleased or unhappy
with, or raising an issue that you think the Commissioner ought to be
aware of, then we will aim to respond as soon as possible (and no later
than 20 working days).

 

 

Complaints

 

If you have a complaint about the conduct of officers or staff of Gwent
Police, or a complaint about operational policing, then in the first
instance we will forward it to the appropriate department within the Force
who will respond to you direct. We will only deal with the issue if you
are subsequently unable to resolve it directly with the Force.

 

 

 

Requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Please note that if your query is under the Freedom of Information Act or
one which requires us to do research or investigation then we will aim to
respond to you as quickly as possible. We will firstly forward you a
reference number then we will always aim to either respond to you fully,
or update you on progress, within 20 working days.

 

Once again thank you for contacting the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner for Gwent.

 

 

Diolch am gysylltu gyda Swyddfa Comisiynydd yr Heddlu a Throsedd, Ardal
Gwent. Byddwn yn delio gyda’ch gohebiaeth mor gyflym â phosibl.

 

Ymholiadau Cyffredinol

 

Os ydy’ch ymholiad yn un cyffredinol yn gofyn am wybodaeth, yn dweud wrth
y Comisiynydd am rywbeth nad ydych chi’n bles neu’n anhapus gyda fe, neu
yn codi pwynt yr ydych chi’n credu y dylai’r Comisiynydd wybod amdano fe,
anelwn at ymateb i chi cyn gynted â phosibl (ar unrhyw gyfryw, o fewn 20
diwrnod gwaith).

 

Cwynion

 

Os oes gennych gwyn ynglŷn ag ymddygiad un o swyddogion neu staff Heddlu
Gwent, neu gwyn ynglŷn â rhywbeth gweithredol, byddwn yn anfon y cwyn
ymlaen i’r adran briodol o fewn y llu, a byddan nhw’n ymateb i chi yn
uniongyrchol. Byddwn ni ond yn delio gyda’r broblem os nad fyddwch yn
gallu ei datrys gyda’r llu.

 

Ceisiadau o dan y Ddeddf Ryddid Gwybodaeth 2000

 

Nodwch, os yw’ch ymholiad o dan y Ddeddf Ryddid Gwybodaeth, neu un sy’n
angen i ni ymchwilio, anelwn i ymateb cyn gynted â phosibl. Yn gyntaf,
anfonwn gyfeirnod atoch chi, ac yna byddwn bob amser yn anelu at ymateb i
chi yn llawn, neu roi diweddariad i chi ar y cais, o fewn 20 diwrnod
gwaith.

 

Diolch unwaith eto am gysylltu â Swyddfa Gomisiynydd yr Heddlu a Throsedd
Ardal Gwent.

 

 

 

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Warren Nicola, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. Your reference number is 19/10.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Warren
Swyddog Llywodraethu/Governance Officer

Swyddfa Comisiynydd yr Heddlu a Throseddu Gwent/ Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent
Ffôn /Tel: 01633 642037
Mewnol/Internal: 710-2050
‘E-bost/E-mail: [email address

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Warren Nicola, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner

 
Good Afternoon,
 
Request 19/10
 
Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
 
Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the
first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the
information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1
(1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.
Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that
the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.
 
 
Further to:
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...
 
 
I quote from your response:
 
'The OPCC are aware of your request for a copy of the body worn video that
you have submitted to Gwent Police as you have copied the Police and Crime
Commissioner into your emails. As a result, we have requested and received
an update from Gwent Police as to the action they have taken and why they
have taken it. As mentioned previously we are not able to influence the
outcome of your request but understand that the correct processes have
been followed'
 
1. Please provide an un-redacted copy of the update supplied to you to
which Joanne Regan refers.
 
    No information held.  We do not hold a recorded copy of this
information, this may mean it could have been deleted or that a verbal
update was received.
 
 
2. Please provide a copy, with explanation and reference to relevant
legislation, of the 'correct processes' that were followed by Gwent
Police, since they have overridden my rights under the Data Protection
Act.
 
    In relation to your request for a copy of the ‘correct processes’ that
were followed by Gwent Police and also an ‘explanation and reference to
relevant legislation’, we do not hold this information so are unable   
    to provide it to you.
 
    The FOIA covers information that is recorded and held by an
organisation – we are not required to provide you with explanations and
references to legislation as you have requested if this information is
not   
    recorded.
 
    If you wish to obtain information held in relation to the process
followed by Gwent Police, you may wish to consider submitting your FOI
request to them on the following address [2][email address]
 
 
    Should further requests be received in relation to the same area,
consideration will be given to making your request vexatious.  We have
previously informed you that we are not able to get involved regarding
    the outcome of the requests you have made to Gwent Police and
understand that you have followed the appeals process in relation to the
requests made to the ICO who found in favour of Gwent Police.
 
 
The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a
private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter
deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the
general public and will be published on the OPCC website.
 
I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should
you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request
was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:
[3]http://www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/en/transp...
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
 

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S Rhosier left an annotation ()

It is a standard procedure within Gwent police and Gwent PCC to brand any request for information which exposes aspects of the internal corruption or which they don't want to answer or address as 'vexatious'.

They use the term to circumvent the law and discredit the enquirer and nobody is empowered to prevent them doing so.

They are above the law.