Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OPERATION BLAST - CONCLUSIONS







OPERATION BLAST

I will put a bit up but seeing as this is doing my Redacted Head in I might give up in 5 mins.

So, Wiltshire, the police disciplinary Reports,and we know these boys are good.

They have not missed a single trick, they have nailed Graham Power so good that Di Simon at the JEP has gone into a November 12th writing frenzy. So good are they that there are clear points and conclusions on all points but you are not going to believe this I kid you not this is from Operation Blast

CONCLUSION 6 (2)

On the balance of probabilities ,this inquiry believes that chief executive Bill Ogley and former Chief Minister Frank Walker were made aware of incidents in which politicians came to notice of the police.However,there is insufficent corroborated evidence to suggest that either person was aware of the existence of Operation Blast or any such files.

This was Interesting

3.2.5

In respect of Chief Executive Bill Ogley , as a result of independent legal advice to this inquiry , it had been our intention to interview him in accordance with the disciplinary process for senior civil servants. However , it was decided by the Attorney General that he would be treated as a witness and a statement obtained from him unless admissions were made by him in interview which were of a disciplinary or criminal nature. The Intervention of the Attorney General has caused concern to this inquiry , and more will be said about this later in this report.

I cant find any follow up in this report it could well be in the Redaction

So back to the apologies

Secondly, I wish to apologise to the people of jersey for the risk represented by the creation of these files for the undermining of the democratic system in Jersey. Although , in fact there is no evidence that they were either intended or used for such purpose , once the files came into existence there existed a potential for misuse which is totally unacceptable

CONCLUSION 1(1)

CO Power caused files to be opened by the states of jersey police in respect of all 53 states of Jersey politicians.

The mechanism of the setting up of operation blast was by virtue of an instruction to another senior officer to set up such a system. Mr power alleges that the officer concerned did not set it up in the way he intended but the officer says that he did. The conclusion of the wiltshire police is that it was these two officers who are responsible for setting up Operation Blast.

CONCLUSION 1(2)

CO Power , the officer referred to in 1.1 and the two other members of the senior management team were aware of the files and their contents.

CONCLUSION 1(3)

CO POwer failed in performance of his duty as Data Controller and chief officer of police by allowing personal data on all 53 politicians to be obtained and retained, without a necessary, legitimate or lawful purpose , in contravention of the data protection ( jersey) law 2005 and associated guidance.

The nature of the information which was kept is referred to in section 1.4 The files contain information collated as a result of politicians, usually in their private capacity, coming to the notice of jersey police in circumstances of legitimate concern together with criminal record and other police intelligence checks. In that section the wiltshire police comment that opening such files without the knowledge or consent of democratically elected politicians may be considered to amount to a serious breach of trust and may have substantially undermined the confidence of the public and elected representatives in the chief officer and members of this senior team who were parties to the inception of such files.


A lot of the conclusions are along these lines remember this cost us £250,000

B

VERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

I owe it to the general public of jersey and to the present and former sates members in relation to whom secret files were created and a criminal record check completed to put what i have learned into the public arena. Indeed, i have discontinued the disciplinary proceedings against mr power about 2 weeks before his retirement date so that i could do so before the summer recess and so that members of the states assembly could ask me questions in the states prior to that recess .

CONCLUSION 6(1)

CO Power and seven officers were culpably aware of the existence of files relating to states of jersey politicians

On the front page it states

This investigation was conducted for disciplinary proceedings.

No where do it state KANGAROO COURTS

OK I GAVE UP

rs

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Diane ' shackles' Simon

Anonymous said...

AKA Diane 'coconut' Simon!

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.
I've just got up the recording of the Interview with Chief of Police Mr Graham Power QPM.
If you or your reader's would like a Listen go to the site below.

Thanks.

http://thejerseyway.blogspot.com/2010/07/chief-of-police-mr-graham-power-qpm.html

Anonymous said...

So the AG stepped in to decree that the CEO must be classed as a 'witness' rather than be interviewed as intended. This intervention has caused significant concern to the investigators. 'More' will be said later in the report. Only problem is...no States member, let a lone a pushy backbencher known to ask awkward qquestions, nevermind the public...will ever get to know what that 'more' is. I wonder how the right wing nutters and fake states members on the Farce blog will try to cover up this one?

Anonymous said...

I would take your blog more seriously if you stopped insulting people.

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

Do you think i really give a hoot lol

rsx

mac said...

I should be shocked about the AG stepping in to protect Ogly but I'm not, I think I would be shocked if the Police were allowed to do there job without interference.

Anonymous said...

The AG stepped in?

Anonymous said...

Was the AG William Bailache , now deputy Bailiff?

rico sorda said...

"In respect of Chief Executive Bill Ogley , as a result of independent legal advice to this inquiry , it had been our intention to interview him in accordance with the disciplinary process for senior civil servants. However , it was decided by the Attorney General that he would be treated as a witness and a statement obtained from him unless admissions were made by him in interview which were of a disciplinary or criminal nature. The Intervention of the Attorney General has caused concern to this inquiry , and more will be said about this later in this report."

And there you have it staring wiltshire right in the face " the jersey way "

'Gold' my arse

Anonymous said...

seem to remember the "glory" days of Parkinson the ex chief police that there was allegedly files on all poiticians & others in those days so what has changed?

Anonymous said...

I think Dianne Simon should take legal action against you for harassment and insult. She is only a news reporter and what you are allowing to be said about her is disgusting so If you had any brains you should give a hoot.

Anonymous said...

No more trolls rico

Anonymous said...

Graham Power has not gone away with his name cleared, he is being blamed for everything that can be thrown at him.

They are now hoping that he will go away quitely, like they hoped he would when they originally suspended he.

He has nothing to loose and all to gain by taking this much further!!

Anonymous said...

[Diane 'shackles' Simon]

I guess the name comes about because it was a report attributed to Diane Simon in the JEP in which she introduced the word 'shackles'.

Of course Gradwell and others have said it was Lenny Harper, wrong!.

Anonymous said...

An extract From Lenny Harper's guest posting on Stuart Syvret's blog:

I did not introduce the term shackles to the media. When builders heard that we were searching the area they had been working in, they went and told reporters that the police would find the ‘shackles’ they had found several years before when they were working there. Without knowing this, and with the evidence of victims in our minds, when we recovered these artefacts we all felt that the items were shackles. This means that the builders and ourselves, several years apart, came to the same conclusion; these items were shackles. I do not know what Mr. Gradwell showed to the media when he described them as something to do with roofing. I do know that never have I seen anything on any roof or gutter with a length of chain and a bracelet type affair at each end. When I emerged after being told of the find I was careful not to mention shackles. However when the media asked me what I had found and I replied that I had found some items which corroborated the victims evidence, one of them said, “Ah, so you found the shackles then!” It was to be several weeks before I admitted that we thought they were shackles as by that time it seemed rather daft to keep denying it.

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Diane Simon then wrote her report

Anonymous said...

From: http://www.thisisjersey.com

Shackles found in home’s cellar

By Diane Simon

SHACKLES are believed to be among the items that police have found at the former children’s home Haut de la Garenne.

Police will not confirm the find at the

moment, nor that another of the items found is a large concrete bath.

Deputy police chief Lenny Harper said: ‘For operational reasons we are not going to confirm at this moment what we found in the cellar.’

He said that the two items so far recovered corroborate witnesses’ stories of cruelty and abuse.

Article posted on 29th February, 2008 - 12.00am

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So Diane 'shackles' Simon it must be then!

Anonymous said...

The conclusion of Operation Blast is a simple one - it was illegal.

Anonymous said...

Quote from reports the States of Jersey web site.

“With reference to the suspension of the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, will the Minister inform Members of the cost to date to include –

(a) the cost of the investigation carried out by the Wiltshire Police to date with a breakdown of these costs to include, travel, accommodation, subsistence and legal costs?

(b) the legal cost incurred in relation to the Royal Court Hearings and the Complaint’s Board hearing in relation to defending appeals lodged by the suspended Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police?

(c) the cost of salaries and subsistence to cover the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police’s absence?

(d) any ancillary costs not included above?

Who is monitoring the expenditure and from whose budget are these costs being funded?”

Answer

(a) The total cost of the first Wiltshire Investigation (Haut de la Garenne) to 31 May 2010 is £572,532.

The total cost of the second Wiltshire Investigation (Operation Blast) to 31 May 2010 is £262,390.


Salaries £289,984 £121,297
Travel costs £76,501 £46,739
Accommodation £84,866 £30,037
Meal & Entertainment £38,818 £12,852
Legal Costs £42,963 £31,617
Rents £12,600 £9,800
Equipment Purchased £17,867 £8,132
Other costs £8,933 £1,916

Total costs £572,532 £262,390

(b) This detail is not held by Home Affairs. The Law Officers’ Department do not make a charge to Departments for such work.

(c) The cost of salaries and subsistence to cover the absence of Mr Power up to the 20th July 2010 is £234,854.

(d) Nil

http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/frame.asp click reports on the top line, then type in Wiltshire in the search section.

Anonymous said...

What will you guys do next?

Carry on or Give up

Anonymous said...

£122,000 for Wiltshire Travel between Jersey and the UK, are you serious.

They were Investigating for 18 MONTHS. How many officers were on the case, also they were flying home for the weekends.

They missed every deadline and have a blame in this shambles, who was overseeing Wiltshire.

Just check out their travel costs

Anonymous said...

''In respect of Chief Executive Bill Ogley , as a result of independent legal advice to this inquiry , it had been our intention to interview him in accordance with the disciplinary process for senior civil servants''.

Any ideas what the above statement related to?

Anonymous said...

Wiltshire investigation costs.

Salaries £289,984 £121,297 (Yipes)
Travel costs £76,501 £46,739 (Wow)
Accommodation £84,866 £30,037 (No way)
Meal & Entertainment £38,818 £12,852 (You're kidding)
Legal Costs £42,963 £31,617 (No doubt)
Rents £12,600 £9,800 (Oh really)
Equipment Purchased £17,867 £8,132 (Huh)
Other costs £8,933 £1,916

Total costs £572,532 £262,390

I wonder did this break expenses rules at taxpayers expense.?

Anonymous said...

No doubt travelling a la celebrity.

rico sorda said...

"What will you guys do next?

Carry on or Give up"

I can only speak for myself but I believe VFC is the same. We are only just getting started, going nowhere, researching and asking questions.

There will be over topics but this one is only just starting

rs

Anonymous said...

Rob Kent said...
Re "Context is important"

You are right. All we have had from the Jersey government's spin on the Wiltshire report is a highly tendentious interpretation of half the facts.

None of them have been tested nor the interpretation challenged. For example - nobody has asked the question: when a States member or member of the Jersey police travels, who is responsible for booking their flights and hotels?

Similarly, when other consultants visit the States to do ad-hoc work, who books their flights and accommodation and signs off their expenses?

For all we know, this level of expenditure is typical of all States departments, which is probably why it was never questioned and was signed-off at the time.

Only later, when they were looking for an excuse to denigrate and bury the inquiry, did they pounce on it as an example.

It might also be the case that there is/was a culture of creaming off expenses and overtime within the police force. This was true of the Met. If there was such a systemic problem in the Jersey police, it would pre-date the HdlG inquiry and may even exist now. Has anyone checked?

Damocles said...

My wife hooted with laughter when she saw that the official amount allowed (allegedly) for police entertainment/business meals was just over 20 quid a head.

20 years ago, when she was a lowly assistant manager in a bank, they were allowed to claim about that when they were sent on trips to London. Prices are considerably more now.

Perhaps the given figure in "Wiltshire" is accurate but if it has not been revalued upwards to account for inflation for a very long time, then it is highly misleading.

Clearly, any senior police officer on serious business in London wouldn't go to McDonalds just to stay within the official figure! The prices per head for the allegedly "celebrity lifestyle" meals are between £75-90 including alcohol. If this is hugely extravagant, bearing in mind London prices, then I'm a Dutchman.

The braying idiots who are trumpeting the cost of a few meals as evidence of sort of incompetence or corruption are simply being stupid or, more likely, deliberately deceitful to fool the ignorant, the naive or the weak minded.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is awkward. Deputy T. Pitman wants to know how, given the failure to meet every deadline and stick to every budget - and still have no disciplinary at the end of it - does ILM justify all of this being charged to the tax payer now that this is all over, and does ILM accept responsibility for the situation? Looks like Groud Hog Day Part 112!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether Warcup was ever entertained by Wiltshire?

rico sorda said...

That is a great question, like I say this is only the beginning

rs

rico sorda said...

I think my next blogs will be looking at the complete history of the Jersey Evening Post. I will be looking at some of the reporters, there journalistic backgrounds, and why that Establishment up at Five Oaks is the way it is.

Im not just on about the Abuse Scandal, but my god it has questions to answer on that side, but the very lack of investigative journalism on any issue.

I want to look at how many breaking stories the JEP has given us, how many good pieces of investigative journalism have helped the island in uncovering corruption and so on.

Lets remember we have one paper and no alternative view so it should be balanced and unbiased

Some things never left in 1945

rs

Anonymous said...

How about Hugh Mc-Garel Groves The man employed by states to save the Island Money. He is reportedly being paid £1,000 per day and staying at top hotel. As well as his daily rate he also gets £90 a day subsistence allowance. Who is responsible for the States of Jersey Budget for allowances. Is it the Treasury department.? Do the States set different allowances for Different professions departments etc ?

Anonymous said...

Rico.

This is missing from the costs of Wiltshire. You will like it

d) Nil

The expenditure is being monitored by the Acting Chief Officer, States of Jersey Police and the Accounting Officer (Chief Officer Home Affairs). The expenditure is not being funded from the core Police budget, but is included in the Historical Abuse Enquiry additional costs.

Warcup & Steve Austin Vautier

You don't see that in the rag

Anonymous said...

£262,390 just to tell everyone what exactly, that there were 53 files locked away in a safe!

It is not as though as if they had to find them!

How come CTV missed out:

3.2.5

In respect of Chief Executive Bill Ogley , as a result of independent legal advice to this inquiry , it had been our intention to interview him in accordance with the disciplinary process for senior civil servants. However , it was decided by the Attorney General that he would be treated as a witness and a statement obtained from him unless admissions were made by him in interview which were of a disciplinary or criminal nature. The Intervention of the Attorney General has caused concern to this inquiry , and more will be said about this later in this report.

Anonymous said...

So Warcup, since deputising must have been signing off all police expenses and they must have all been within the limits!!

Anonymous said...

Must contradict anonymous, Diane Simon is not just a news reporter she is a paid poodle and will be written about in the future as part of this infamous cover up If any of the so called News reporters from all the local media outlets had any conscience and empathy for the abuse victims, they would get together and say NO MORE , this must stop .
What happened to the SHARP report Stuart Syvret sent to Diane Simone, years of abuse at Victoria College, covered up. In stead of filling it away in your back drawer miss Simon perhaps if you had done a little more investigative snooping you might have found out there had been another cover up at the college years earlier, you could have checked the names involved and linked them to the SHARP cover up.
Sloppy at best ,grossly misleading and defamatory at worse
I hope Graham Power, Lenny Harper et al sues the pants of the Rag

Anonymous said...

The Next Scandal

' Operation Save Austin Vautier'

Anonymous said...

Is it perhaps that this HDLG and child abuse investigation could have tipped the iceberg and possibly made some "moral" tax dodgers remove their funds to other havens without the baggage so to speak. Personally, I think there is the possibility.

As the AG or whoever said, this could bring down the government. If that happened our tax dodging friends would have been the first to jump ship, it will be ok to tax dodge but not in a place that supports child abuse, or at the least covers it up.

That is why, in my opinion it has become a protect Jersey at all costs trial with no defence allowed. Money and greed rules on this island, yes it is a beautiful place to live, I would never deny that, yet it seems to me that if you have money you are literally untouchable. In that claim, I mean that you can almost get away with anything provided to cross the right palms with silver, or perhaps gold in this day and age.

rico sorda said...

The Fight Continues

Now that the dust is settling just a little I can assure you citizen media is getting ready for the fight back.

We must not stop.

There are so many unanswered questions, and the utter garbage printed by the JEP fires me up even more, in fact I thank them for it

Through Citzen Media the Abuse Survivors have a voice

I would like to thank Graham Power & Lenny Harper for all that they have done in breaking through the years of Child Abuse Cover up.

rs

Anonymous said...

Just sent this

Home Affairs Minister

Hi there Mr Le Marquand.

First off, sorry I am not sure whether I call you Minister Le Marquand or Senator Le Marquand or whatever so I hope Mr will do.

I hope you dont mind me emailing you about what I believe to be complete hypocracy. The hypocracy being that you have, quite rightly so brought into the public eye the amount of money spent during the tenure of Graham Power and Lenny Harper and yet, you have (at least it appears to me) not made any judgement/progress upon the daily waste of tax payers money that is flagrantly flaunted by many states members/civil servants. So many people in our civil service have access to a states subsidised credit card, dare I give an example then yes I do, it would be care workers who are more than happy to buy a take away meal and ensure that they have their own meal paid for. I.e. get a take away and go home with the leftovers, although they arent leftovers they are the full meal and hey ho the states are paying for it. But it is not the states, it is muppets like me that are paying for it with tax increases etc.

I wish to God I could turn back the clock and remove my vote for you because I personally believe that as a previous judge you should believe in a court system that presumes innocent before proven guilty, yet you have fragrantly decided this wont be the case when Jerseys reputation is priority number one. I can understand this but do you not think that Jerseys reputation was flawed the day we allowed an ex mercenary into the island, with God only knows, and I have a good idea, what background he has. If you honestly believe you are a good christian or catholic or whatever you claim to be then do you honestly think it is right that we should allow a mercenary/soldier of fortune to have right of way in our/MY island just because he has money. Dirty money I might add.

I would also ask, why do you think it is correct to slate people for overspending when we have members of our states that have lost a whole lot more and yet nothing, yes nothing is done about it. I will give 2 examples, the incinerator and fx rates and the second which i think is even worse the BP oil leak. I mean seriously Ian what sort of idiot sits on shares watching them plummet and doesn't say get out asap. By the way any astute fund manager will know there is money to be made on a falling share price, and after the banks' price drops it really beggars belief. Its called short selling by the way but unfortunately we/Jersey are run by incompetent baffoons who probably struggle to sell a potatoe to safeways at a competitive price.

Well, thats my moan over with. I hope you can answer some of it, frankly I don't think you will be arsed but as a Jersey tax payer at leased I have tried (and believe it or not I am paying you a wage), instead of sitting on the fence and just simply having a moan!

rico sorda said...

We have been flat out this week dealing with some very serious issues, but, then comes along something that has me laughing for ages.

I still cant believe i've read this, in all the past 2 years of investigating, asking questions, following the states never ever have I come across something as funny as this question its beyond belief and makes you wonder what planet some people are on.

Lenny, don't choke on your chicken madras when you read this rubbish, and yes it's the very same person who sort favor from the AG.

What a laugh

22. Senator S.C. Ferguson will ask the following question of the Minister for Home Affairs –

“In view of the criticism of the former Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police (DCO) in relation to expenses in the recent audit report, at a time when he was responsible for the Professional Standards Unit, will the Minister be reviewing the cases where the DCO was making judgements on officers and compelling them to leave the Police Service?”

'Compelling'

Is she saying what I think she's saying

rs

rico sorda said...

For Mondays states sitting


10. The Deputy of St. John will ask the following question of the Minister for Home Affairs –

“Can the Minister confirm that copies of the Wiltshire police report were issued to the media before elected States members and those people who were subject to the inquiry, and, if so, would he confirm when and why and advise whether it is now policy for Ministers to have government by the media in preference to open government by elected members?”

4. Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier of St. Saviour will ask the following question of Chief Minister –

“What reforms, if any, of the disciplinary process for public employees will be put forward as a result of the issues arising from the suspension of the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police?”

15. Senator F. du H. Le Gresley will ask the following question of the Minister for Home Affairs –

“Can the Minister advise whether he consulted with the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Minister before he decided to publicise extracts from the Wiltshire Police report and whether the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police was made aware of the likelihood of such disclosure in the letter he was sent, dated 8th July 2010, in which the Minister indicated that the disciplinary process was to be discontinued?”

6. Deputy T.M. Pitman of St. Helier will ask the following question of the Minister for Home Affairs –

“Given that the Minister has presided over a suspension investigation for the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police where deadlines were missed, budgets over-spent and ultimately no disciplinary charges were brought; how much has this process cost the taxpayer to date and does he accept responsibility for this situation and, if not, why?”

19. The Chief Minister will table an answer to the following question asked by Deputy T.M.. Pitman of St. Helier –

“Will the Chief Minister clarify the full reasons as to why the report into the issues surrounding the suspension process of the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police – promised to the Assembly to be completed in six weeks – has instead not been completed prior to the announcement that all disciplinary measures were to be dropped; further still, when will this report be completed and made available in full to all States Members?”


20. The Minister for Home Affairs will table an answer to the following question asked by Deputy T.M. Pitman of St. Helier –

“Would the Minister confirm whether he has allowed the development and disseminating of information to the public of only critical evidence against the suspended Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police whilst simultaneously accepting and supporting an investigation process that refused to receive or include evidence and witnesses that could contradict such evidence and, if so, does the Minister feel this to be congruent to the fundamental principles of natural justice?

Would the Minister further inform members whether he considers it correct in terms of natural justice that, having announced the abandonment of disciplinary action against the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, he subsequently sought to use evidence from these inquiries to justify the suspension when the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police will himself have no right of reply?”

rico sorda said...

19. The Chief Minister will table an answer to the following question asked by Deputy T.M.. Pitman of St. Helier –

“Will the Chief Minister clarify the full reasons as to why the report into the issues surrounding the suspension process of the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police – promised to the Assembly to be completed in six weeks – has instead not been completed prior to the announcement that all disciplinary measures were to be dropped; further still, when will this report be completed and made available in full to all States Members?”


20. The Minister for Home Affairs will table an answer to the following question asked by Deputy T.M. Pitman of St. Helier –

“Would the Minister confirm whether he has allowed the development and disseminating of information to the public of only critical evidence against the suspended Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police whilst simultaneously accepting and supporting an investigation process that refused to receive or include evidence and witnesses that could contradict such evidence and, if so, does the Minister feel this to be congruent to the fundamental principles of natural justice?

Would the Minister further inform members whether he considers it correct in terms of natural justice that, having announced the abandonment of disciplinary action against the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, he subsequently sought to use evidence from these inquiries to justify the suspension when the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police will himself have no right of reply?”

GeeGee said...

Rico - firstly to Anonymous, good on you for sending the e-mail to 'Skippy'. However, you will be lucky if you do receive a response. I know VFC, Rico and myself have sent e-mail correspondence to him recently and not had the courtesy of a reply. Just shows the contempt that he has for the electorate, but this could well work against him next year.

Secondly, well Rico, I am lost for words with that question. 'Compelling'??? I would like to know exactly what the Senator is implying? My understanding was that there was concern about the behaviour of some of the members of the police force and LH and GP were attempting to clean the force up. I am sure no one can be compelled to leave, unless of course that person/people do not like having to clean up their act/s after having had it a bit to easy.

What an inane question. Is she suggesting that the poor old plods should be compelled to return to their posts!

rico sorda said...

GEEGEE

I find the question from Senator Ferguson quite amazing

Just what is she implying. With still a million questions that need answering is she asking for, well just what is she asking for? no surly not is she asking that certain coppers should return?

This shit is better that " HOT FUZZ"

RS

Anonymous said...

A certain new Minister said the same during the Wiltshire Debate.

Ian Evans said...

All this question asking, and just where does it get us?

A few politicians keep plugging away, asking time and again, the same questions. The answers (If any) to these questions are either skated around, manipulated, or there is no answer.

How many years before something constructive is actually achieved?

Anonymous said...

You have to love her don't you. Ferguson was meeting with corrupt cops who sold intelligence for sex and who passed on other intelligence to convicted criminals, she made a hugely improper and corrupt approach on behalf of an associate of these bent cops, and she then moaned when they resigned rather than face the disgrace of being sacked. Now she wants them re-instated because of ludicrous allegations which no one has had the opportunity to defend themselves again. These corrupt cops chose not to defend themselves in discipline proceedings. Some others have not had that choice.

GeeGee said...

My final bedtime laugh - the last comment makes it sound as if the good Senator was...eer...selling her body for intelligence!!

Heaven forbid, but although we just KNOW that is not true, it conjures up quite an unpleasant picture!

Ah hang on, regardless of whether she did or not the whole scenario is rather distasteful anyway.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks it's the tow-truck man. Was that when she went for a date with the AG? hang on look what happened to Le Main.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's a point - why was Le Main dropped in the poo for trying to persuad the AG to drop charges on behalf of a friend, when Ferguson and Egre weren't?

Anonymous said...

surely you have to give the same 'innocent until proven guilty mantra' that Graham Power is afforded? no cops were actaully found guilty of selling sex for secrets were they? it was just a rumour. Also you refer to corrupt 'cops' when in fact only one was involved in the 'alleged sex for secrets scandal'...or is it one rule for the cops that you 'like' and another for those that you don't...

rico sorda said...

'Innocent until proven Guilty'

Did the cop leave or did they fight to clear their name

Lets get this straight here i,m not the I love all the police or the police are fab type person it was until 2008 "ACAB Punks not Dead"

But I will support any policeman who fights Child Abuse and especially in the care of the States of Jersey.

Still the funniest oral question I have ever seen

rs

Anonymous said...

It was no rumour. A ginger one was caught on camera, another sold secrets to a female informant for sex, another one was supplying seized drugs for the same thing, one was caught with the plan of the drop zone for the cannabis landed on the island from a plane, and so it goes on. The paperwork will be there. Rumour??

Anonymous said...

le Main, was the fall guy to cover up the dodgy land deals that Graham Power was looking into
Also there was something very suspicious about the states selling of there properties
The Ventons ( in no way terry's mates) bought a property by tender off the States which is now on the market for over two million
Saves any more embarrassment , get rid off him

Anonymous said...

Gee Gee, you say: could well work against him next year

ILM is not up for election next year, that is surely why he is so confident in what he is doing.
He also now has a good chance of Chief Minister next year.
Even if there is a General Election next year and there are a lot of new faces ILM will still have 3 years left "incharge"?!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It was no rumour. A ginger one was caught on camera, another sold secrets to a female informant for sex, another one was supplying seized drugs for the same thing, one was caught with the plan of the drop zone for the cannabis landed on the island from a plane, and so it goes on. The paperwork will be there. Rumour??

And all this happened under the command of POWER and HARPER did it not? do you seriously belive that this sort of thing happened and the cops weren't prosecuted!! or did the investigating officers 'cock up' so they had no choice?....like I said 'ALL INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY' (Just like GP)

Anonymous said...

le Main, was the fall guy to cover up the dodgy land deals that Graham Power was looking into
Also there was something very suspicious about the states selling of there properties
The Ventons ( in no way terry's mates) bought a property by tender off the States which is now on the market for over two million
Saves any more embarrassment , get rid off him

Property services sold off the property at Corbiere
Who oversees Property services Fredy Cohen
Who gave the final OK for planing, yes you guessed it Fredy Cohen ( conflict of interests)
Dont be stupid this is Jersey, the only place in the western hemisphere never to have any corruption
while we are on the subject of building
what makes these two bed fellows
Graham Butcher Connetable of St John
David Kirch, the generous multimillionaire who kindly donates £100 to each pensioner in the Island

Anonymous said...

rs said 'Did the cop leave or did they fight to clear their name'

so rico..its one rule for one and another for GP is it?.....You should try fighting the system whilst on suspension , with your pay cut in half and no support from the corrupt Police Association (aka Louis please promote me Beghin),mounting legal bills and no future in the job when you clear your name!...wake up and smell the coffee sunshine...all of a sudden 'staying and fighting to clear your name' isn't really an option in the SOJP...ask countless numbers of officers who decided to leave rather than attempt it.

Seriously, if any of this really happened the cops would of been up at la Moye surely?

Anonymous said...

10.27pm post.

Oh dear, just,,for one nano second try looking at what youv'e written from another perspective.....

1.The property at Corbiere went to 'Tender' (ie the highest bidder bought it)

2. The refurbished and extended property has been for sale for over 12 months!...(the Architect must of been on acid when he designed it!)

3. The Developer hasn't done vey well out of the deal has he? (the tax payer did though)

4. If corruption is alive and well...then the only people making money are the tax payers.

think about it.

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

If i,m honest and I like to be honest when I do this i,m getting a little lost with this, so if you could give a little outline to your story and I will allow you to point your point across.

As you can imagine my brain is fried at the moment with all that is going on but i,m willing to give anyone a chance to put their point across or story.

Just keep it so I can publish it with no redaction

cheers

rs

Anonymous said...

Complaint against Harper revived
By Elaine Byrne
AN investigation into a complaint made by a Jersey businessman against Jersey’s former deputy police chief, Lenny Harper, has reopened.

Businessman and former Centenier Roy Boschat (pictured) claims that Mr Harper ‘made his life hell’ and wants him brought back to the Island and questioned. He made a complaint against Mr Harper several months ago, but investigations by Devon and Cornwall police officers had to be suspended because of an inquiry into criminal allegations against Mr Boschat.

Mr Boschat, the owner of a vehicle recovery firm, was charged with inciting a police officer to carry out illegal checks on police computer systems. However, the charge was dropped because police evidence was deemed to be inadmissible, meaning that the inquiries into his complaints against the former deputy police chief can now begin again.

Having worked with police officers for 20 years, Mr Boschat said that he found himself being investigated for bribery, corruption and fraud. He said that after three years he had been cleared of any wrongdoing and had been charged with only one minor offence which had been thrown out of court. ‘I want to see Lenny Harper brought back to Jersey,’ he said. ‘Not just for my case. I want all the complaints against him to be investigated by an independent body.’ Devon and Cornwall police will be coming to the Island to investigate the matter.

Article posted on 23rd September, 2008 - 3.00pm



Read more: http://www.thisisjersey.com/2008/09/23/complaint-against-lenny-harper-revived/#ixzz0u4hvlRh2

Anonymous said...

UK officers look into Harper case
By Andy Sibcy
INVESTIGATORS from Devon and Cornwall police were in the Island yesterday looking into complaints against Lenny Harper.

Two members of the English force’s professional standards department interviewed local businessman Roy Boschat about allegations he has made against the ex-deputy police chief.

They arrived in the Island on Tuesday for a two-day visit. It is understood that they are speaking to a number of Islanders who have grievances against Mr Harper. The complainants are thought to include former officers who have claimed that they were the victims of anti-corruption ‘witchhunts’ launched by Mr Harper.

The Ulsterman retired from the States force at the beginning of August after spearheading the inquiry in allegations of historical child abuse. He consistently denied any wrongdoing when he became involved in a public mud-slinging match in the media almost two years ago, when he said that the officers and Mr Boschat had acted improperly.

• Picture: Lenny Harper

Article posted on 9th October, 2008 - 2.58pm

Anonymous said...

Harper cleared of all charges
By Ben Quérée


Former deputy police chief Lenny Harper
FORMER deputy Police Chief Lenny Harper has been cleared of all internal charges against him.

Investigations into Mr Harper – who retired from the States of Jersey Police a year ago – began after former officers and associates claimed he carried out ‘witch-hunts’ against them, and that he bullied some of them out of the force.

But Mr Harper says that the States of Jersey Police have written to him saying that he had been cleared of all the allegations after a lengthy investigation, and that the inquiries are over.

He said that there had been five complainants in total, four former policemen and tow truck operator Roy Boschat. ‘All have now been found unsubstantiated or vexatious,’ said Mr Harper.

Article posted on 28th May, 2009 - 2.56pm

Anonymous said...

they would all have been prosecuted but the AG refused to do so. Not in the public interest apparently. Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

perhaps the 'investigation' against Mr Harper was carried out 'The Bombay Brasserie way'

Anonymous said...

lenny wrote 'they would all have been prosecuted but the AG refused to do so. Not in the public interest apparently. Lenny Harper '

So all of the alleged corrupt cops that were never prosecuted are innocent then? just like GP?
(ie Innocent until proven guilty, and they and GP were never found guilty of anything)

Anonymous said...

1.The property at Corbiere went to 'Tender' (ie the highest bidder bought it)

Then why did the prospective buyers have to send in with there tender, a description of how they would develop the house sympathetically, if property services( Fredy Cohen) were just going to take the highest bid why the essay?

The highest tender is not always taken

Anonymous said...

who Police's the Police in Jersey?....oh yeah...The Police...overseen by a few upstanding elderly members of the public who agree with everything thats put in front of them!...

Anonymous said...

(INVESTIGATORS from Devon and Cornwall police were in the Island yesterday looking into complaints against Lenny Harper.)

I know for a fact that the Devon & Cornwall Police didn't even bother speaking to some of the complainants against LH....a very thorough Police investigation indeed!....we are talking basics here, how much credit can you give to any investigation where the 'detectives' don't even speak to a witness/complainant!.

Anonymous said...

Reference : July 18, 2010 10:44 PM and July 18, 2010 10:24 PM

Perhaps one should look at things for a little longer that “one nano second” to understand.
1. The highest bidder is not automatically the winning bidder; in fact if you have ever had the opportunity to bid in one these auctions you would have noted this.
2. A property of this calibre may well be on the market for quite some time, this is not unusual given the price, believe it or not 2.5 m is not easy to find these days.(the architect was obviously following Freddy’s brief about “landmark buildings”)
3. An enterprising developer may consider this a longer than normal investment, however it is still an investment that will one day create a nice return, ( therefore the tax payer lost out due to it being sold at a lower value and not realising its full potential value)
4. Corruption is alive, although he isn’t doing so well. The net may close, however he will still get away with it, but remember this, more and more people, honest people who have nothing to gain from exposing him are watching him, that good person may be in the room with you right now and he is a tax payer.

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed when there is reference to the current AG he is referred by name Tim le Cocqe
You very rarely hear William Bailhaches name referred to ,only as the previous AG

Anonymous said...

[So all of the alleged corrupt cops that were never prosecuted are innocent then? just like GP?
(ie Innocent until proven guilty, and they and GP were never found guilty of anything) ]

I wonder if their denial and defence case was anywhere as strong as GP. Also, GP did nothing illegal whereas I believe that was not the case for those who the AG should have prosecuted.

Anonymous said...

What about the Bonners
The fine upstanding catholic couple that fostered children.then battered them with cricket bats and treated them appallingly
Witnesses came forward Lenny harper was keen to charge, yet the Bailiff William Bailhache would not allow it to happen
I guess this couple must have mixed in the right circles

Anonymous said...

Rico

ILM is giving you laods of Ammo in the states today. Oh Boy that Senator is getting very lost

Anonymous said...

re corbiere development.

perhaps an honest politican could look at all of the corbiere tenders to see if there were any that were (alot) higher than the amount the final buyer paid, simple enough to do....just need to find an honest and willing politican......

Anonymous said...

denials and defence!...nothing to do with it,its not innoncent until proven guilty but with provisos! its black and white.

Anonymous said...

What was the question on £54,000 spent on Wiltshire report which made ILM speechless?

Anonymous said...

To Gee Gee

I dont expect a reply to my email, and not that bothered either way, I just wanted it off my chest and decided to email the man himself rather than just moan about him, which is my usual stance!