West Midlands CPS Prosecution of Police Officers

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Dear Crown Prosecution Service,
Obviously the CPS are in a difficult position when they are obliged to prosecute Police Officers, who also work on behalf of the Crown, but the public expect everyone to be treated to the same standards of Justice with no exceptional secrecy.

FOI Q1.In Court cases the defendants are always clearly identified, and similar standards ordered by the Home Secretary for police misconduct hearings, but West Midlands Police, in their next misconduct hearing of 13th March 2019, mearly identify the accused as PC 22086 Burt and Former officer 20652 Scott, both accused of the same offence of having pornographic and discriminatory material on their mobile phones.Please advise if it is acceptable for defendants in hearings to be allowed to conceal their first names.
https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/futu...

FOI Q2.The WM CPS website has `Notes to Editors`allowing the national media to produce reliable articles, but who is supposed to check their accuracy?QUOTE "Meloney Hughes is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS West Midlands. Paul Davies (20/04/1961) pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of a child and was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment on 7 March 2019 at Walsall Magistrates Court".I know that,in fact,the final trial and sentencing of ex-police officer Davies was at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
It is frustrating to read false information printed in the media when it has been officially sourced.
https://www.cps.gov.uk/west-midlands/new...

FOI Q3.The BBC reported in July 2018 that West Midlands PC Colin Noble is accused of neglecting legitimate police work(in August 2017) while on duty in an attempt to pursue a sexual relationship, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said after completing their report in April 2018.
Mr Noble was charged after the force submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service in June 2018.
There is a dearth of information to explain the progress of Court proceedings to resolve the allegations and,therefore,presumably pc Noble is not allowed to be dismissed nor allowed to
continue his usual policing role.
Please disclose what is the current status of this WM CPS prosecution, with detail of anticipated Court dates,if any,and who within the CPS is dealing with it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi...

End of FOI requests.
Thanking you in anticipation of clarifying all these West Midlands related questions.

Yours faithfully,
Dennis Fallon(BScHons)

Dear Crown Prosecution Service,
Please accept an expansive ammendment to my FOI Q2 reference pc Paul Davies who,according to independent media reports from in Court reporters,was an officer specially appointed to work with young people but,sadly,was exchanging images with them and grooming them to produce explicit videos.
On the basis of the CPS Press Release it seems only the very minimal charges of making 5 images were proceeded with and,as he pleaded guilty,it was a very easy case to complete with the Judge imposing a nominal sentence .
Obviously just because Mr Davies was a police officer he would not be expected to receive special leniancy from the Judge and the CPS, and I accept mistakes can happen regarding mentioning the Court attended,but I would appreciate expanding Q2 to provide more information about the actual trial.
Modified Q2
FOI Q2.The WM CPS website has `Notes to Editors`allowing the national media to produce reliable articles, but who is supposed to check their accuracy?QUOTE "Meloney Hughes is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS West Midlands. Paul Davies (20/04/1961) pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of a child and was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment on 7 March 2019 at Walsall Magistrates Court".I know that,in fact,the final trial and sentencing of ex-police officer Davies was at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
It is frustrating to read false information printed in the media when it has been officially sourced.
https://www.cps.gov.uk/west-midlands/new...
Please also confirm the full list of charges on which the CPS proceeded the case and confirm the full list of penalties imposed by the Judge,such as any financial penalties imposed or requirement to complete any sexual harm prevention order or sign any sexual offenders register.
End of modified question request.

On first impression the CPS appear to have only pursued minimal charges when this was,in reality, a blatent example of Misconduct in Public Office which,I presumed,would have merited a further charge.
Thanking you for accepting my modified request.

Yours faithfully,
Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

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There is a paedophile network operating within West Midlands Police.In March 2017 a retired Police Officer Peter Hogan,who continued working as a personal Chauffeur to the CHIEF CONSTABLE,was caught with 243 category A images and over 3,000 lower category images,subsequent to being appointed Chairman of School govenors at Baskerville School and giving children advice on how to stay safe online.Recorder Stephen Linehan QC jailed him for 12 months and ordered Hogan to register as a sex offender for 10 years.Difficult to imagine how they manage to infiltrate these organisations with their Uniform providing a shield of respectability.

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Information Management Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Fallon,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request Ref: 8387

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which we received on 11 March 2019.

The FOI Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. This means that any information disclosed under the FOI Act by definition becomes available to the wider public.

There is a 20 working day limit in which we are required to respond to requests.

The deadline for your request is 05 April 2019.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Advisor
Information Management Unit
020 3357 0899
[CPS request email]

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Dear Information Management Unit,
Thank you for confirmation that you will deal with my request.
It is in the public interest to see if the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service are allowing special treatment for errant police officers,resticting charges or concealing information.If the behaviour of anyone is shameful they should,by definition,be shamed and not given special protection which would be contrary to the public interest.This is just an opportunity for the CPS to demonstrate if,or if not, they are selectively transparent and allow errant police officers to receive special treatment or if they will make an effort to provide obstructive reasonings.The WM CPS went to massive efforts to ensure I was prosecuted and punished for speeding at 35mph on an empty road,even ensuring the result by fetching District Judge Khalid Qureshi all the way down from Manchester to punish me for my justified temerity in pleading `not guilty`,so I just want to ascertain if they are biased in any way,as per my own prosecution allegedly `in the public interest`.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours sincerely,

Dennis Fallon(BScHons)

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The Birmingham Mail have reported the full names of the officers which were concealed by the police report in my FOI Q1,namely pc Adam Burt and pc Carl Scott, and they were both found Guilty of Gross Misconduct.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi...

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