Theft of sign at UKIP event

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Edward Williams

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

On or about 13 May 2019 UKIP's Carl Benjamin held a rally in Exeter.

A video on Twitter/Youtube appears to show officer 4814 taking a protest sign from a woman. According to Twitter the sign said "STOP SHARIA, ALLAH is GAY".

Another video the same event shows a white male police sergeant taking a sign off the same female.

Request:
All data relating to the taking of the signs, including video data, including but not limited to,
the names and police numbers of all officers who took signs away from people at the event.
What law was used to take the signs.
What happened to the signs.

Note:
Please tell me how to report these thefts online.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

FOI, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Edward Williams

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Theft of sign at UKIP event'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Edward Williams

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Theft of sign at UKIP event'.

You have not complied with FOIA, do you hold the data or not?
Do you have any video?
What happened to the stolen signs?
What does this nonsense mean? Are you illiterate?

"b. I made the decision to neither crime nor continue with an offence of S5 POA."
Since when is 'crime' a verb?

I want the officer's notebook entry and the records made of the seized property made on the police computer, day book, register.

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

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Edward Williams

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

When you the IR, make sure you tell me how many signs you stole and where they are now. Did you offer to to give them back to the victim of the thefts?

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Dear Mr Williams

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Internal Review
Request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
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Edward Williams

Dear FOI,

Where is the paperwork for the destruction of property? Do you really think British police have powers to just sieze property and then throw it away without any audit trail?

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

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Edward Williams

Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

I want all the FPTS information regarding the signs.

Force Policy & Procedure Force Property Handling Policy
Reference Number D094
Policy Version Date 23 October 2018

Your force rules states:

1.0 Policy Statement [FOIA open]
1.1 The correct handling of property is vital to the efficiency and good reputation
of the Devon and Cornwall Police. It is in the interest of all staff handling
property that great care is used in dealing with all matters covered by this
policy which lays down the procedures to be followed

Property officers are the only key holders of the main property stores located
at HQ, Paignton, Plympton, St Austell and Camborne and are responsible for
the security and storage of items of property from the point of collection from
transit stores and their maintenance and safekeeping within the main stores.

"Items of property coming into Police possession will be recorded as soon as is
practicable by the seizing officer on the force property system FPTS, all
further movements and actions in relation to that item will then be recorded in
FPTS to provide continuity until the item leaves force possession."

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

FOI, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Steve Hawkins
Alliance Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear FOI,

If you are saying that the signs disappeared then I am now reporting the officer for theft.

Please supply the crime ref. No.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

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Dear Mr Williams
If you believe an offence has been committed then of course you have the right to report it - You can either call 101 or report the crime online using the link below:

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