Treatment of a peaceful attendee at full council meeting

Sheila Oliver made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Dear Stockport Borough Council,

On Thursday February 25th Mr Parnell, a chap criminalised and sent to prison by Stockport Council for the 'offence' of a sneeze which didn't even happen, was apparently wrestled to the ground by three burly security officers for the 'offence' of trying to enter Stockport Town Hall at circa 17.00 instead of 17.25 to give him time to read the meeting agenda, which should have been sent out to him by the Council previously but wasn't. Mr. Parnell was subsequently acquitted in a Crown Court case which must have cost the taxpayer a lot of money and he has no criminal record whatsoever. Was a report of this incident given to the Chief Executive - John Schultz, the Executive Councillor who should have dealt with his problem previously - Mark Weldon, the Deputy Council Leader - Sue Derbyshire, the Leader - Dave Goddard, the Director of Children and Young People's Directorate - Andrew Webb, the Council Solicitor - Barry Khan, or the Deputy Chief Executive - Ged Lucas? I don't want to read any report. I just want to know if these officials were informed of what went on on the evening of Thursday, 25th February 2010.

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Oliver
Freedom of Information, Environmental and Human Rights Campaigner

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Yours sincerely,

Claire Naven

Claire Naven

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Claire Naven

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