19th July 2010
Why is this date so important?
This is the last States Sitting before the summer recess
This is the last States Sitting before Graham Power retires on the 21st July 2010
This is the date that Senator ILM will try and convince the States Members that he has not been taken for a fool but wishes to treat you as fools
He will try and convince States Members that Graham Power is guilty of 'VERY SERIOUS' Management issues relating to Haut de la Garenne
He will try and do this just days before Graham Power retires and a 'SUMMER RECESS', not anytime in 2008, 2009 or the first half of 2010 no just days before Graham Power retires 'NO COME BACK THEN'
It will be well rehearsed and run with a front page JEP headline so it convinces the masses. Readers look out for this as it's surly coming.
This is the first of 3 blog postings where we will be looking at p30 the appointment of David Warcup as the next Chief of Police. We will also be looking at the allegations of serious management issues contained in the 'MET INTERIM' report and Dave Warcups letter that led to Graham Powers suspension.
We will also be getting the views of Lenny Harper and Constable T.Brain, Graham Powers representative on the management issues and why Senator ILM dismissed his views as clearly shown in suspension 1-2
We will also be looking at who is advising ILM on police procedures as he has said on many occasions how serious it all is but how does he know, is he a police expert? we must have both sides and then see how serious it all is. Any guesses on who is advising him?
Graham Power was suspended on the 12th November 2008 no disciplinary charges have been brought against him.
The Metropolitan Police & Wiltshire have investigated, no disciplinary charges have been brought against him
Close on 2 million pounds have been spent on suspension and investigations, no disciplinary charges have been brought against him
Senator ILM will take the public and the States of Jersey for fools with bits and pieces of cherry picked information instead of pulling in Graham Power last year and getting on with it remember he had Wiltshire in November 2009
But i will start with P30 The appointment of David Warcup as chief of Police
Remember ILM is meant to be NEUTRAL
Remember we are still waiting for Brian Napier QC
Remember Dave Warcup wrote a letter referring to the Met Interim report and both were used in the suspension of Graham Power under 2.3.3 of the code
The Metropolitan report should never have been used in the suspension,why didn't Dave Warcup know this
I accept that the debate on P.30/2010 (“Chief Officer of the States of Jersey PoliceForce: appointment”) should not take place before the outcome of the review beingconducted by the Commissioner appointed by the Chief Minister. Indeed, it is myintention that the debate on P.30/2010 should not take place prior to my being able toprovide to the Members of the States Assembly the following –
(1) the parts of the Metropolitan Police Interim Report and Final Report which
relate to the areas of concern expressed by the Acting Chief Officer of Police
in his letter dated 10th November 2008; and
(2) as much as possible of the relevant reports of the Wiltshire Police Force in
relation to disciplinary matters concerning the Chief Officer of Police.
I have full confidence in the Acting Chief Officer of Police and I am satisfied that heacted most properly in bringing to the attention of the Chief Executive to the Councilof Ministers and the Minister for HomeAffairs his concerns in relation to the handlingof the Historical Abuse Enquiry with regard to Haut de la Garenne. Indeed, I amsatisfied that he was under a duty to bring those concerns to the attention of the
However, it has been suggested publicly by the Deputy of St. Martin and others thatthe Acting Chief Officer of Police acted improperly in so doing. I wish to ensure thatthe Members of the States Assembly have the maximum amount of informationavailable to them in relation to this issue prior to the debate on P.30/2010.Three possible outcomes may result from the review being conducted by theCommissioner appointed by the Chief Minister and these are as follows –
(a) he may simply complete his review and make this public;
(b) he may decide that a Committee of Inquiry is desirable in relation to all the
issues which would be covered by his review; or
(c) he may decide that a Committee of Inquiry is desirable in relation to certain
aspects of the matters being covered from his review
The purpose of this Amendment relates to option (c) above. In particular, it occurs tome that the Commissioner could hypothetically come to a position in which he wasfully satisfied that the Acting Chief Officer of Police had acted properly in this matterbut felt that there were other issues (which did not relate to the role played by theActing Chief Officer of Police in relation to the original suspension of the Chief
Officer of Police). In that eventuality, there would in my view be no reason why thedebate on P.30/2010 should not go ahead as soon as possible after I was able toprovide the additional information set out in (1) and (2) above.In putting forward this Amendment, I am aware that unnecessary delay in relation to
the appointment of a new Chief Officer of Police with effect from the day after the retirement of the current Chief Officer of Police is highly undesirable for the
following reasons –
(1) The States of Jersey Police have been in a situation of uncertainty sinceNovember 2008 in relation to its future leadership. The sooner that thissituation can be ended, by the appointment of a new Chief Officer of Police,the better.
(2) The Acting Chief Officer of Police was originally selected, subject to subsequent satisfactory performance and States approval, to be the Chief Officer of Police Designate. He also has been left in a position of uncertainty or some time and it is only fair to him as an individual that his future role in
Jersey be clarified as soon as possible.
When will the Commissioner Brian Napier finish his review? There is a very good chance that this could be dragging into september and beyond
Just look at the cheek of this bit ' he has been left in a position of uncertainty for some time and it is only fair to him as an individual that his future role in Jersey be clarified as soon as possible'
What about Graham Power waiting since 2008, makes you laugh and angry
This is not about bringing relevant bits of information to the house this is about bringing all the information to Graham Power and letting him defend himself, clear his name if thats what's required but not the SNEAKY 'OH HE HAS RETIRED NOW, I THINK THE COAST IS CLEAR 'AGAIN' , LETS SHAFT HIM AGAIN FOR LUCK' approach
Graham Power has 2 suspensions
Operation Rectangle- Andrewm Lewis
Operation Blast -ILM