Dear North Yorkshire Police (NYP),
In October, 2020 I wrote and published this article:
Within it is referenced an incident involving offensive posting on a newspaper website by a NYP Force Control Room operative.
Please disclose the following by way of the Freedom of Information Act:
1. Was the operative served with a Police Regulations notice?
2. If so, what were the Standards of Professional Behaviour allegedly breached?
3. If so, in what form did the disposal of such proceedings take?
4. Was the subject operative an authorised contributor to NYP social media account output
(i) at the material time (ii) currently?
Dear North Yorkshire Police (NYP),
I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police's handling of my FOI request 'Rivers deaths in York'.
The grounds for complaint are:
1. You have breached section 10 of the Act.
2. You have breached section 17 of the Act.
3. To the extent that, in my respectful submission,
(i) the information is being deliberately withheld by NYP to avoid further reputational damage. I hold an account from one of the bereaved mothers that heavily supports that proposition.
(ii) the information is being deliberately withheld as part of a wider, and long-running, campaign of harassment, conducted by the chief constable and at least one other very senior officer against a journalist following his vocation. A simple reference to other requests made by this applicant to NYP, via the WhatDoTheyKnow website, lend significant weight to that assertion.
All rights of remedy, either by way of section 77 of the Act, or by civil proceedings are, accordingly and herewith, reserved.
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...
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Civil Disclosure Unit
Dear Mr Wilby,
Thank you for the below email.
Your internal review request has been logged under reference IR
Collar Number 4559
Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure) North Yorkshire Police
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