Monday, August 16, 2010

'Napier' the Search Continues.

Below is an email from Deputy Bob Hill to our Chief Minister TLS

Just what is going on with the Brian Napier Report

It's very strange how John Richardson is handling the 'Interim' Napier Reports when his Boss Chief Executive Bill Ogley features heavily in the original suspension.

Cant we find anyone who is neutral on this Island

All we want are the answers to the many questions, its that simple.

This Government scares the hell out of me at the moment. To say its dangerously incompetent would be an understatement.

I have had permission to reproduce the email

rs
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bob Hill
Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Subject: The Review into the suspension of the Chief Police Officer.
To: Terry Le Sueur
Cc: "All States Members (including ex officio members)" , Channel 103 , Channel TV , JEP Editorial , JEP Newsdesk , BBC Radio Jersey & Spotlight TV , "Spotlight (Spotlight)"


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Good Morning Terry,
 
Further to our previous emails regarding the review into the suspension process of the Chief Police Officer. Thank you for your letter, the hard copy arrived on Saturday morning.
I am afraid that the letter's contents do not provide the answers to my questions. Also the fact that you now inform me that a second report has been forwarded which you claim you have again not seen is just not acceptable. You and I should be seeing what is being submitted. I again remind you that you agreed that I would be involved with the ongoing work of the Commissioner, the reporting mechanism and the reports themselves, including the Final Report. The fact that you now say that a second report has been forwarded which you have not seen or informed me of is turning your promise to me into a farce. The perception of openness is paramount, the fact that the reports are being sent to and acted upon be a civil servant who is directly answerable to his boss who is apparently deeply implicated in the suspension is just not acceptable because of the civil servant's conflict of interest,
I have asked that when the Commission is next in the Island he should avoid the period when I am on leave. He should now be close to finalising his Report therefore it is imperative that we meet him to discuss it and ensure that it is line with the Terms of Reference as shown in the Council of Ministers Coms (3) to my P9/2010 and agreed upon by the States on 24th February as an alternative to my Committee of Enquiry. Therefore his review should include the information relating to Mr Power's Affidavit and whether the Commissioner should highlight any areas where, in his opinion, sufficient evidence exists that would support, in the interest of open government, a full Committee of Inquiry into the manner of Mr Power's suspension. I am concerned that those parts of the review may be omitted as they were not included in R39/2010.
I have asked for copies of the Interim/Progress or whatever name you choose to give to Mr Napier's reports and the dates when the copies were requested. I also ask that when the Commissioner returns to the Island he does so when I am not away. I look forward to a positive response.
States Members, the public and the media are concerned about the delay in the publication of Report which you said would be a much quicker and simpler process than that required by formation of a Committee of Inquiry. Clearly this has not been the case, therefore in the public's interest I am copying this email to all States Members and the media so they are updated.
I shall also send a copy to the Commissioner.
 
Regards
 
Deputy  F. J. (Bob) Hill, BEM.,
Deputy of St Martin.



Below is a Tribute to Hugh 'COCKY' Dundas one of 'The Few' and a Legend








Hugh Dundas, a pre-war member of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, was called up early in the war, serving with 616 Squadron. After a promising start as a fighter pilot, Dundas was shot down and injured during the Battle of Britain, but quickly returned to his squadron which in early 1941 was at Tangmere and came under the command of Wing Commander Douglas Bader. Dundas became one of the leading members of that Wing and frequently flew with Bader, gradually building his reputation as a fighter pilot and tactician. After receiving the DFC, Dundas became Flight Commander in 610 Squadron. December 1941 brought another promotion as commanding officer of 56 Squadron, the first in the RAF to be converted to Typhoons. Posted to the Mediterranean in 1943, he led 244 Spitfire Wing from Malta and later Italy. In 1944, Dundas was awarded the DSO and became one of the youngest Group Captains in the RAF. For some years after the war, Dundas served once more with the RAuxAF during which time he became CO of 601 Squadron. Cocky Dundas flew Spitfires with 616 Sqn during some of the heaviest air fighting of the Battle of Britain. With several victories to his name he was shot down on August 22nd and wounded. Later this distinguished pilot flew in Douglas Baders famous Tangmere Wing, and subsequently commanded successively Typhoon and Spitfire Wings.
Sir Hugh Dundas (22 Jul 1920 - 10 Jul 1995) Served with 616 sqd 1939 - 1941, 56 sqd 1941 to 1942, 324 wing north Africa, Sicily and the first wing to move to Italy 1943 - 1944, 240 wing 1944 - 1945 in Italy.


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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Rico an alarming turn of no report because it is sitting with civil servants rather than Government. Lets see if the JEP,Jersey BBC and channel 103 work for the public interest and chase the full non censored report, or just accept what they are given ????

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

proves yet gain that it is the Cvil Servants who run this island!!

rico sorda said...

They just accept what they are given. Someone could loose their life over here and the media will play it the same way. Oh hang on that has happened already. This is how bad it is at the moment no one is safe.

Will the school child please stop sending me filth. I know its the school holidays but come on lol.

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

IT looks like TLS has misled the house. He told the house, if i'm not mistaken, that Deputy Hill will, along with TLS, have complete oversight of Brian Napier's review and reports.

Now it turns out that the only person who does have complete oversight, is John Richardson, who's boss, Bill Ogley, is heavily implicated in the very suspicious suspension of Graham Power QPM.

Also if this e-mail has been sent to the "accredited" media, what's the betting, if they do mention it, that's all they will do......mention it. They will not probe or "investigate" just what the hell is going on?

GeeGee said...

This truly beggars belief. Our Chief Minister's negativity and lack of honest responses does not surprise me one bit as this is the norm for him, but the time delays, the lack of involvement at this stage being afforded to Bob Hill and JR handling the Interim report is worrying to say the least.

We know you will keep the pressure on Bob, but other politicians and the public should be very concerned and doing likewise.

Interesting also to see what the 'accredited' media do with this. They should be asking questions too.

TonyTheProf said...

Thanks again Rico for making public (with permission) an excellent email from Bob Hill.

Damocles said...

There is nothing else for it. We need to have Ogley and Richardson sacked. Also any other senior civil "servants" who share their ways of handling matters.

To address the long term we need to completely get rid, root and branch, of the States HR recruiting function whilst rewriting the HR job description to make sure that Jersey never again recruits such characters, who are either toxic at the start (or who have the capacity to become toxic) to the public good by virtue of their tendency to mislead and obfuscate not only the public but also our elected representatives with their non-answers to questions and high handed Machiavellian moves.

Clearly they believe they are the real government - the real power. They seem to be suffering from emperor or dictator syndrome whereby whatever they want or believe is more important than the reality. That always ends in tears.

Get rid of these second rate wannabe Sir Hyumpheys.

Anonymous said...

TLS said and its on Hansard, that Deputy Hill would be very much involved with the choosing and the dealings with the QC who undertakes the report on GP's suspension. Ok Deputy Hill said that he didnt want anything to do with this white wash, which he predicted.

But Surely Deputy Hill you are not breaking any rules if you contact Brian Napier QC and request a full one of his reports from him personally.

Maybe its worth first waiting to see what TLS's reply. Which will no doubt be woffle, then you surely have every right to personally contact Brian Napier QC?

UK EXPERT said...

When you combine these two posts together one can see where you guys are coming from. Now why is it being aloud to happen that is the question.

police squad

rico sorda said...

The local media wont cover any of this why would they. Now if they decided to step up and challenge the Chief Minister and start reporting on what's going on it might just force our government to act correctly ( for a change ).

I mean why is Deputy Hill even having to hassle the Chief Minister when he should be in the loop as was agreed many months ago.

Just what are they trying to hide in this super transparent Government under TLS .

Everyone should be worried. Forget the person concerned and look at the process, just look at he process, it's a complete joke. It makes me laugh that Senator Ozouf is overseeing an election in Africa because who the hell are overseeing our lot.

Uk Expert

You are correct and what happens, nothing thats what. The reason is we have no media with balls and about 10 states members who will stand up and put it on the line.

rs

Anonymous said...

The reason for the delay is because our Chief Minister wants to make sure proper procedure is followed. Now one could say its because of the people involved in the original suspension.Shame the former Chief Police Officer wasn't afforded such a luxury.

rico sorda said...

Below I reproduce an email from Deputy Trevor Pitman. It goes without saying i have his permission.

This is his email to the Chief Minister and again is asking the question ' what the hell is going on'

From: Trevor Pitman
Sent: 16 August 2010 23:58
To: Terry Le Sueur; Bob Hill
Cc: All States Members (including ex officio members)
Subject: RE: The Review into the suspension of the Chief Police Officer.

Dear Terry

In all fairness this report is now seriously over due - ridiculously so to be quite honest. Six weeks we were told by your good self. Will you please now advise us as to the proposed date when this will be with us. It must also, with the greatest of respect, be possible to answer Bob's questions. It was agreed that he be kept fully in the loop alongside you - so surely what he is asking is perfectly reasonable and could be ascertained with a couple of phone calls. We really shouldn't have another shambles like Ian's total loss of control of the disciplinary process.

Regards

Trevor

So there you have it. My own opinion is that one Kangaroo Court a year is one to many, so big Trev is right ' not another shambles please'

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rico sorda said...

8.4 The Connétable of St. Helier:
In his answer to questions on 23rd March on the subject of the destruction of the notes of the suspension of the Chief of Police, the Chief Minister said that all parties had seen the transcript before the typescript was created. Has the Minister been able to review his statement to the House, which I believe was misleading? Would he like to make a clarification or a correction?

Senator T.A. Le Sueur:
I am aware that the parties to that meeting were the Chief Executive, the former Minister for Home Affairs and the Chief of Police. I can certainly confirm that the Chief Executive and the former Minister for Home Affairs have seen and approved those notes. I am advised that a copy of the notes were sent to the Chief Officer of Police. He did not accept or has not signified one way or the other whether he accepts or rejects them.

8.4.1 The Connétable of St. Helier:
Could I just follow up on that. Could I urge the Chief Minister to check the audit trail about this? It is an important matter. Surely, if one is suspending a member of staff, the really important person one wants to agree the minutes of that suspension is a suspended member of staff. [Approbation] There does seem to be some doubt in the Chief Minister’s mind about whether this had been achieved and should that not be done properly in future?

Senator T.A. Le Sueur:
I say this is rather irrelevant to the main proceedings which are being investigated by an independent reviewer on matters relating to the suspension procedure and no doubt in the course of that review he will want to satisfy himself that the procedures taken in respect of the notes of that meeting were properly dealt with.

Cant wait to find out. One way or the other we just want the answers. The destruction of the notes has always been a mystery. Will this be in the report or will Captain Redaction raise his ugly head again.

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voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

One Kangaroo Court? This government and their judicial System is like the bl--dy Australian Outback!

One must not forget what they did to possibly our most respected surgeon Dr. Jon Day, as well as the "suspension reviews" conducted by ILM.

Then we have the embarrassing shambles of when Terry Le Sueur was preventing Graham Power QPM from obtaining evidence of the dates when his (illegal?) suspension letters were created. Embarrassing because our most Senior Police Officer of 44 years service was having to argue what the word "information" meant because that was the level the Chief Minister had stooped to in order to prevent GP from getting the evidence he wanted. Good old Terry was trying to say that "information" isn't "information" bl--dy priceless.

BOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rico sorda said...

That day at the complaints board hearing is one i will never forget. That was the day that everyone in that room with a smudge of intelligence realised that GP was getting shafted. Because if he wasn't what the hell was the Chief Minister up to, does he ever know?

Anonymous said...

That day at the complaints board meeting is the day, us there saw TLS as the poor lost soul that he really is. It was hard to believe that it was our Chief Minister sitting there, not saying a word all the way through, motionless and emotionless....

But he gets away with it, because he can!!!

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

The unfortunate (for them) thing is that our powers that be just don't know when to stop digging. With this Napier Report they just keep digging, it's literally all they know!

Napier is no mug and he knows how much evidence, facts and documentation is in the public domain....thanks to Citizens Media. He also knows that his report could destroy his reputation and credibility. I can't see him being in a hurry to do things "The Jersey Way" and that's where this 6-8 week report has already turned into a SIX MONTH (and counting) Report.

Keep digging chaps, keep digging.

voiceforchildren said...

Interesting that the "accredited" media have not mentioned a single word of this.

Ian Evans said...

Thanks for the post Rico, and top notch Bob Hill, and where are the "accredited media" in all of this?

Probably away with the tooth fairy!!!

rico sorda said...

Complaints Board

Check it out

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

I had forgotten that I'd posted that. I urge your readers to have a look, as I just have and offer you a snippet from it.

"13. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT, SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS ISSUE, I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN A SERIES OF PROCESSES TO DISCOVER THE ANSWER TO A SIMPLE QUESTION, NAMELY, WHEN WERE THE THREE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ALL DATED 12TH NOVEMBER 2008 ACTUALLY CREATED? WHAT DOES THE TECHNICAL EVIDENCE, HELD BY THE RELEVANT STATES DEPARTMENT, SAY ABOUT THE TIME AND DATE OF THEIR CREATION. IT IS A SIMPLE AND UNCOMPLICATED QUESTION, YET IT IS ONE WHICH HAS BEEN PERSISTENTLY AND SYSTEMACTICALLY REFUSED BY A VARIETY OF MEANS OVER A PERIOD OF TEN MONTHS AND HAS STILL NOT BEEN ANSWERED. THAT MR CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS IS WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY."

And we all know when the letters were really created. No wonder TLS spent ten months fighting Graham Power QPM from finding out!

BOING!!!!!

rico sorda said...

25th May 2010

5.4 The Deputy of Grouville:

Will the Chief Minister inform Members when the review he has commissioned into the reasons for the Police Chief Officer’s suspension will be made available to Members?

Senator T.A. Le Sueur:

The reasons for the suspension? I can confirm a review is being carried out into the suspension process. It is being carried out by a Mr. Brian Napier Q.C. (Queen’s Counsel) and that will be reported, hopefully, in the next month or so. I cannot comment on the contents of that review until it is presented to me. I have not yet seen it.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Sorry I know it's going off subject a bit from your main posting but this stuff is a "must read" knowing what we know now. I offer just one more snippet and strongly urge your readers to click on the link you provided for this post.

"24. MR CHAIRMAN, IF MINISTERS, ASSISTED BY CIVIL SERVANTS, HAVE, FOR WHATEVER MOTIVE, PUT TOGETHER A FALSE ACCOUNT OF EVENTS, AND HAVE PRODUCED PAPERWORK AND MADE STATEMENTS TO SUPPORT THAT FALSE ACCOUNT, AND IF OTHERS HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY BECOME AWARE OF WHAT HAS BEEN DONE, AND HAVE USED THEIR POSITION TO COVER UP THE TRUTH AND ATTEMPT TO PREVENT IT FROM BECOMING KNOWN, THEN THERE IS CERTAINLY AN ISSUE OF PUBLIC INTEREST."

rico sorda said...

22nd June 2010

4.4.3 The Connétable of St. Helier:

The Minister betrays some impatience with questions on this subject, and talks about groundhog day. Does the Minister not understand the impatience felt by many members of the public, taxpayers, including the suspended officer himself, with the unwarranted delay that this matter has taken, and the considerable costs that have now built up in relation to it? When is he going to see this matter put finally to rest? When are the public going to have an end to their impatience with the amount of time and money this whole matter is taking?

Senator B.I. Le Marquand:

Yes, I absolutely share the frustration of members of the public, and indeed, Members of this House, in relation to the costs that have been involved. I inherited a disciplinary process which, in my view, is simply not fit for purpose, it needs to be rewritten. An enormous amount of time has been taken by the investigating officers in relation to this matter. I share all those frustrations. The fact is, this is very rapidly coming to an endgame, and the endgame will be in July this year.

So there we have the golden words of Senator ILM

When suspending the Chief of Police they had to write the Disciplinary Code a couple of hours before the deed. So bad is this code and its the same code 'THAT ANY FUTURE POLICE CHIEF MUST FACE' that the Home Affairs Minister describes it as such

"I inherited a disciplinary process which, in my view, is simply not fit for purpose, it needs to be rewritten"

Has there ever been a Chief of Police treated like Graham Power in the British Isles.

It gets worse and worse

rs

rico sorda said...

I hope the Napier Report can put all these concerns to bed. I hope they handle it better than Wiltshire ( a report we are still waiting for) or at least the missing 90%.

rs

Anonymous said...

VFC & RS Blog

You guys keep going you are nailing it. What would we do without you.
Do not give up and keep searching for the truth.

Thanks

jw

rico sorda said...

All I will say Napier is a hot topic.

The blog has gone nuts today and I would like to thank everyone who helps.

Team Voice are searching for the truth 'nothing more nothing less'

rs

Anonymous said...

Why has the former Chief been treated this way.Is it all to do with Child Abuse.He has been a copper for 44yrs and a Jersey Chief for 10 and he gets this treatment.

How have you allowed it to happen

eco man said...

Has Napier made the news yet.

Anonymous said...

Not a mear mention from any of the media, radio tv or newspaper, or States Members who where included in sent emails from Deputy Hill over 48 hours ago now.

Rico will Deputy Hill be keeping you informed of any replys?

GeeGee said...

'How have you allowed it to happen'

A very good question Anonymous. There are a lot of good people side fighting for Mr Power and there are those who feel that now he has gone we should forget the whole very sorry affair.

It IS all to do with child abuse, and what is swiftly becoming a poor attempt to cover up this and other corruption Mr Power was concerned about.

However, lying, arrogance, prevarication and all that goes with it seem to be part of the way our Government goes about things. Getting facts and answers is almost impossible, but people will dig and probe until the truth comes out.

It is what is commonly known as The Jersey Way.

rico sorda said...

I will be emailing Deputy Hill for a follow up.

My guess is that only a handful of politicians showed an interest.

53 politicians only only a handful of decent ones.

rs

Anonymous said...

Studying the voting pattern of States Members regarding Constable Crowcroft and then Deputy Hills propositions (both lost), on taking G Powers suspension seriously is a very good indication of the handful of decent ones.

Maybe worth someone putting the names up here. for further scrutiny.

Anonymous said...

The enormous criticism of the new Island 'LOGO' (now affectionately known as the 'Flying Banana') was in fact a true stroke of Genius??....it exemplifies everything that is wrong with the COM (i.e Banana skins can send you very quickly onto your bottom) and their concerted efforts to cover up the truth, so a word of simple wisdom to the ministers..."a colander is not a good vessel to hold secrets" (for colander substitute Jersey). This whole sad tale is reaching it's inevitable climax and when the truth will emerge it will be devasting for us all, how terribly, terribly sad when as so many seem to have forgotten that this was all about the abuse of small children, and a simple statement of acceptance of responsibility of wrongdoing would have been the way forward.

voiceforchildren said...

Those who voted against an open public enquiry into the (illegal?) suspension of Graham Power as brought to the States by Deputy Bob Hill and will go down in Jersey History infamy are commonly known as "The P9-26" And here they are.

The "P9-26"

Senator Terry Le Sueur
Senator Paul Routier
Senator Philip Ozouf
Senator Terry Le Main
Senator Ben Shenton
Senator Freddie Cohen
Senator Alan Breckon
Senator Sarah Ferguson
Senator Alan Maclean
Senator Ian Le Marquand
Connétable Ken Vibert
Connétable John Gallichan
Connétable Mike Jackson
Connétable Graham Butcher
Connétable Peter Hanning
Connétable John Refault
Connétable Juliette Gallichan
Deputy Ben Fox
Deputy James Reed
Deputy Jackie Hilton
Deputy Ian Gorst
Deputy Phil Rondel
Deputy Angela Jeune
Deputy Ann Dupré
Deputy Eddie Noel
Deputy Andrew Green M.B.E.