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Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please confirm by name the responsible head of the vetting department who would have been in place when the above FPCs were cleared vetting checks during their appointments to the MPS.

Please confirm any actions and outcomes taken by the MPS in relation to the responsible head(s) of Vetting Processes clearing these individuals for vetting.

Please confirm what checks were carried out to determine any history of the above FPCs had with any organization that promotes breaches of any Hate Crime legislation in place, or conflicts with anti discrimination policies.

Yours faithfully,

Bangladesh V. Thackeray

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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IV.         Disclosure for family court proceedings   *(4)

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Dear Bangladesh Thackeray

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Acknowledgement - Reference: 01/FOI/22/025013

I write in connection with your request for information which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 30/05/2022. I note you seek access to the following information:

Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer
Please confirm by name the responsible head of the vetting department who would have been in place when the above FPCs were cleared vetting checks during their appointments to the MPS.
Please confirm any actions and outcomes taken by the MPS in relation to the responsible head(s) of Vetting Processes clearing these individuals for vetting.
Please confirm what checks were carried out to determine any history of the above FPCs had with any organization that promotes breaches of any Hate Crime legislation in place, or conflicts with anti discrimination policies.
Yours faithfully,
Bangladesh V. Thackeray

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.

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Data Office Triage Team
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Dear Bangladesh Thackeray,

 

Please find attached MPS response to your FOIA request ref:
01/FOI/22/025013 - THACKERAY - Vetting of 4 Former PCs.

 

 

 

 

Bibi Karim

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

Email: [1][email address]

Core Location: New Peel House, Hendon

Postal Address: PO Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 OHH

 

To learn more about FOIA [2]Click Here

 

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Dear Bangladesh Thackeray,

 

Please find attached MPS response to your FOIA request ref:
01/FOI/22/025013 - THACKERAY - Vetting of 4 Former PCs.

 

 

 

 

Bibi Karim

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

Email: [1][email address]

Core Location: New Peel House, Hendon

Postal Address: PO Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 OHH

 

To learn more about FOIA [2]Click Here

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D70150.F9FD2F90

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer'.

I note that you have not confirmed or denied whether the authority holds this information, and have not applied an exemption that would remove this obligation.
As you may be aware, Section 1(1) of the FOI Act (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...) states that "Any person making a request for information to a public authority is entitled to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information of the description specified in the request".
I would be grateful if you could clarify whether or not this information is held, or specify which exemption of the duty to confirm or deny you are applying.

I also have to state that when a person is employed by a police organisation there are limits on their right to privacy and public interest and safety must counterbalance such and at some point contraindicate such.

In addition to the above concerning case, there is also the considerable public alarm over the vetting of FPC Wayne Couzens and also the current vetting status of Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams.

Thus, the vetting person(s) responsible for these procedures resulting in such persons being vetted must be identified and held to public scrutiny.

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

Yours faithfully,

Bangladesh Thackeray

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Thank you.

 

The following types of applications are processed by the Data office only:

 

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• Freedom of Information Act Requests

• Association of British Insurers/NPCC Memorandum of Understanding
Requests

• Right to Erasure and Right to Rectification Requests

• Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000

 

If your enquiry relates to something else we ask you to contact the
appropriate department within the organisation who will be able to assist
you directly.

Please visit [1]www.met.police.uk or the quick links provided below:

 

I.            [2]Road traffic collision requests

II.           [3]Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data  

III.          [4]Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data    

IV.         [5]Disclosure for family court proceedings  

V.           [6]Third party disclosures for family court proceedings

VI.         [7]The Publication Scheme (published FOI responses)

VII.        [8]Legal Aid requests

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Good afternoon Mr Thackeray,

Our ref: 01/FOI/22/025874

Thank you for your e-mail.

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter in respect of your request for an internal review.

When responding, please ensure you reply to [email address] only.

Kind regards,

RL

On behalf of
Data Office - Triage Team
Information Rights Unit
Metropolitan Police Service
PO Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 0HH
📧 [email address]

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Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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      Official Sensitive

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][The Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/22/025874

 

12/09/2022

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Bangladesh Thackeray

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/22/025874

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

 

 

      Official Sensitive

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer'.

Please review this decision, as I believe the exemption has been applied wrongly. Note that I am not requesting personal information.

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

Yours faithfully,

Bangladesh Thackeray

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your email to the Metropolitan Police Service Data Office.

 

Please note the Data Office Triage Team operate Monday to Friday only.
This department is closed weekends and bank holidays.

 

We receive a very high volume of emails through this mailbox and we
endeavour to reply as quickly as we can.  Currently we are experiencing
some delays in our responses and we apologise if we do not respond as
quickly as you would like. We respectfully ask you to bear with us while
we respond to all the emails received prior to yours. You will receive a
response in due course. Please note that your response from us may come
from the email address [email address], to
ensure that our responses are not sent to your spam folder, please add
[email address] to your safe senders list.
Thank you.

 

The following types of applications are processed by the Data office only:

 

• Right of Access Requests (Formerly Subject Access Requests)

• Freedom of Information Act Requests

• Association of British Insurers/NPCC Memorandum of Understanding
Requests

• Right to Erasure and Right to Rectification Requests

• Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000

 

If your enquiry relates to something else we ask you to contact the
appropriate department within the organisation who will be able to assist
you directly.

Please visit [1]www.met.police.uk or the quick links provided below:

 

I.            [2]Road traffic collision requests

II.           [3]Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data  

III.          [4]Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data    

IV.         [5]Disclosure for family court proceedings  

V.           [6]Third party disclosures for family court proceedings

VI.         [7]The Publication Scheme (published FOI responses)

VII.        [8]Legal Aid requests

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
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Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
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Dear Bangladesh Thackeray,

Thank you for your email dated 4/12/22 requesting an internal review of FOI request 01/FOI/22/025013. This has already been conducted and a response sent to you on 12/09/2022 at 12:55.

I have attached the response in case, for reasons unknown, you have not received it.

As detailed in my response, if you are unhappy with the outcome, you have a right of appeal to the ICO.

Kind Regards

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager - Freedom of Information
Metropolitan Police Service
[email address]
Tel 0207 161 0074
Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup
To learn more about FOIA Click Here

From: Bangladesh <[FOI #865832 email]>
Sent: 04 December 2022 01:42
To: Data Office Mailbox - Triage Team <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Vetting of FPCs Wayne Couzens, Benjamin Hannam, Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer'.

Please review this decision, as I believe the exemption has been applied wrongly. Note that I am not requesting personal information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Yours faithfully,

Bangladesh Thackeray

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