Wednesday, July 14, 2010
OPERATION BLAST - CONCLUSIONS
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 .
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