Sunday, March 20, 2011

APRIL 3RD 2010- It really is that simple..

Senator ILM



The Chief Minister

DONT THEY TALK?????????????


Why hasn't Senator Ian Le Marquand published Graham Powers 62,000 word statement he gave Witshire?


Is it right that the only excuse the Minister keeps trotting out is "Well he didn't ask me" 


Where has Natural Justice disappeared to in Jersey?


Should we be contacting the "UN" for some much needed regime change?


Has the rule of law fully broken down in Jersey?



Just what is going on here? I really mean it. What is going on here in Jersey. Why does the Minister for Home Affairs run away from me in the Royal Square. He also declines to answer my emails because he says i'm  rude; 


IM RUDE!!!!!!!!!


Senator Le Marquand refuses to answer my questions for one very simple reason, he cant. He has been caught out. He has been caught out because  people like myself have Investigated, Researched and then asked the questions that any journalist with an editor not up the establishment backside should be asking.  Its not even rocket science, or hard, catching these Minister out. The reason for this is simple, they have never had to  worry about anything being reported or investigated, its just not the done thing.  It scares the living daylights out of me. Can you just imagine what has been allowed to go on in Jersey, all passing under the radar because the Media is completely  toothless.  Graham Power was to be suspended and that was it, end of story, everyone goes on their way, no questions asked, give it a couple of months and then Graham Who?????? Then the times stated a changing.


The Plebs started writing blogs.


Senator ILM had two choices when he became Home Affairs Minister he chose the wrong one. Im not rude, I just call it how I investigate it. Constantly Trashing a mans reputation at the end of a very successful carer is rude. Failing to inform GP of the release of further extracts from Wiltshire is rude, calling Lenny Harper an incompetent mavrick is rude, calling the integrity of Anre Baker of ACPO into question is rude, failing to understand natural justice is rude. I could go on but I will leave it there.  I have learnt over these past years that when dealing with the Home Affairs Minister:


If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, sounds like a duck 


Its a DOG

 



Here are some links that are "must listens" concerning the Shambolic treatment of Graham Power at the hands of the States of Jersey and its Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand


TJW QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS


ILM GETTING OWNED ON BBC JERSEY


GRAHAM POWER INTERVIEW PART1



So, we come to the letter that I reproduce below. It was sent to the Chief Ministers Department on the 3rd April 2010.  The reason it was sent to the Chief Ministers Department is simple; ILM  had to remain "Neutral" (I know well funny) during Graham Powers suspension.  Now, as you will see from the letter the following lines are enclosed. 



"Should the Minister decide, in spite of all of the above, to proceed with further publication of the Moore report, then it would appear to be entirely reasonable that my own report be published at the same time. " 

Graham Power April 3rd 2010


 The question we must now ask is a simple one. Isn't there any contact between the Chief Ministers Department and Home Affairs?

What is going on???

They just go on trashing a mans reputation without a care in the world. They don't even inform Graham Power what there doing. They didn' event bother informing GP that all disciplinary proceedings were being dropped. It has been shocking  and all going unchecked. 

The States Chamber must shoulder some of the blame. 


Graham Power said on April 3rd 2010 that he wanted his report published.


You really cant make this up can you


TLS & ILM

A Jersey Disaster 


Rico Sorda





Graham Power Saturday 3rd April 2010.


The Chief Minister,

Cyril Le Marquand House,

Jersey.


Dear Chief Minister,

Request for independent investigation into the conduct of the Minister for Home Affairs, Senator Ian Le Marquand.

The purpose of this letter is to set out the basis of my request for an independent investigation into the conduct of Senator Ian Le Marquand, the Minister for Home Affairs.   I also have some additional representations to make concerning the current disciplinary enquiry.

You will recall that I was suspended from duty as Chief Officer of the States Police in November 2008.   The suspension occurred towards the end of what, from all independent accounts, was a successful and distinguished period of service to the Island.   From the very beginning of the suspension, and at all times subsequently, I have maintained that the suspension was unjustified, and that any allegations against me were false.   That position has not changed.

As part of the suspension process I was served with documents and a copy of the Disciplinary Code which clearly stated that “All parties involved in the operation of this Code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed.”   I have at all times sought to observe this requirement.

In addition, I have at every stage attempted to move things forward, and to assist in bringing the matter to an early conclusion.   I have co-operated fully with Mr Brian Moore, the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, who is the Investigating Officer acting on behalf of the Chief Executive.   In July 2009 I provided Mr Moore with a statement consisting of over 62,00 words, and in March 2010 I provided a further statement of over 13,000 words.   

Nobody should be surprised to learn that since November 2008 I have been approached by a number of journalists, some representing major UK media interests, who have sought to persuade me to provide them with exclusive material relating to the abuse enquiry, the Jersey government, and  the circumstances of my suspension.   I have consistently dealt with these approaches by declining to make comment, on the basis that to do so would constitute a breach of the Disciplinary Code.   

Against this background you are aware that I have made a number of representations, culminating in my letter to the Deputy Chief Executive dated 1st March 2010, in which I set out the history of my suspension, and offered the view that the Minister had by then prolonged matters to a point at which a return to work was impossible, and I had therefore effectively been dismissed.   I have not received a reply to that letter.   This is entirely consistent with the behaviour which the Minister, and those acting on his behalf, have shown throughout this matter.   Letters seeking information are often simply ignored, and the normal courtesies of professional correspondence and fair play are treated with a disdain bordering on contempt.    I hope you will appreciate how difficult it has been for me to sustain a meaningful engagement in the face of this behaviour.

You will also know that Mr Moore has formally recorded his own view on the confidentiality of his report, and has provided all parties with a written notice in which he states that the contents of his report are exempt from any Freedom of Information disclosure, and “the disclosure of information would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and Jersey.”

With these issues in mind I have observed, with growing incredulity, the conduct of the Minister for Home Affairs over recent days.   On Sunday 21st March 2010 the Minister was heard live on the BBC Radio Jersey “Talkback” programme.   At the time of writing steps are in hand to obtain a transcript of the Ministers comments.   Nevertheless, from my notes of the broadcast, it is clear that the Minister engaged in what appeared to be a number of persistent and deliberate contraventions of the confidentiality requirements of the Disciplinary Code.   In addition, he also indicated a degree of  pre-judgement of the evidence which was inconsistent with his role as a “judge” in my disciplinary case, and which demonstrated complete disregard for my Human Right to a fair and independent hearing under Article 6 of the Convention.   My notes indicate the Minister said on live radio that he had a copy of the report with him in the studio, and there is a suggestion that some part of it may have been seen by, or at the least discussed with, another States member who was present.   He also took the position that there was mismanagement of the Historic Abuse enquiry, and I was in some way responsible.   I regard these claims to be totally false and without justification.   I also noted that he spoke of a senior member of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) who is a potential defence witness on my behalf, and described the conduct of that person as “scandalous.”   The conduct of the Minister on “Talkback” was in its own right a serious breach of the Disciplinary Code, and one which undermined any claim he may make to be capable of properly discharging his disciplinary responsibilities.   However, more was to follow.

I have subsequently seen a media report which indicates that Senator Le Marquand has told a Scrutiny hearing that he will release parts of the Moore report to States Members.   This would appear to constitute a further expression of intent to contravene the confidentiality requirement of the code, and to undermine my right to a fair hearing.   You are of course aware that my ultimate disciplinary authority is the States as a whole.  This being the case it is difficult to see the Ministers stated intention as anything other than an attempt to prevent  me from receiving a fair hearing before the States,  should that eventuality arise.

You will now be aware, that notwithstanding the apparent breaches of the rules of integrity, fair play, and respect for Human Rights, which had been committed by the Minister during March 2010, a further breach occurred on 1st April 2010 which, in the view of most observers, surpassed all which had gone before.   An article appeared as a lead story in a Jersey newspaper which left no doubt that significant parts of the Moore report had been leaked, and that the leak had come either directly from the Minister, or others acting on his behalf.   The article purported to give details of the Moore report, and was accompanied by a photograph of what appeared to be the cover of the report bearing the Wiltshire Police crest.  The Minister is quoted extensively in relation to the Moore report, and appears to be uninhibited in his willingness to discuss publicly a report, the confidentiality of which he is obliged to uphold.   The leaks are targeted and selective.   They make mention of alleged critical comment of my own role, but omit reference to evidence of political interference in the abuse investigation, or of the difficulties created by the failure of the Jersey authorities to establish proper arrangements for the accountability of policing.  In addition, the Minister, in his comments, makes the false allegation that I was in some way responsible for delays in relation to interviews and the provision of statements.   He omits to mention that these delays arose entirely from his own refusal to provide for me to have the protection of fair legal representation.  The leaks from the report and the Ministers comments appear to be a premeditated and calculated attempt to destroy any prospect of a fair and independent hearing of any disciplinary allegations which may be brought against me.   They constitute a gross and premeditated abuse of Ministerial power.   In engaging with the media in this manner the Minister appears to have forfeited any right to play a further role in respect of my case.   Accordingly, after having taken appropriate advice, I have determined to act as follows:

I request an immediate and independent investigation into the conduct of the Minister for Home Affairs, Senator Ian Le Marquand in relation to his breaches of the confidentiality requirements of the Disciplinary Code, and of whatever understanding he may have entered into with the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, Mr Brian Moore, regarding the confidentiality of Mr Moore's report.   Given that the Moore report contains personal data, a criminal investigation may be appropriate.   It would be logical for an investigation to include any Civil Servants who have supported the Minister in his conduct.   I am of course willing to assist with any such investigation and to give evidence if required.   

I formally give notice that in view of his persistent breaches of both the Code and my Human Rights, I have lost confidence in the Minister for Home Affairs.  I consider that my relationship with the Minister has broken down, and that this breakdown has been deliberately engineered by the Minister, and is irrevocable.   In consequence, I invite you to consider how matters affecting me should now be progressed.      Clearly, in the circumstances it would be difficult for me to have any further dealings with the Minister, and I can imagine no circumstances in which I would agree that he should be entrusted with any information relating to me which is personal or confidential.   I leave it to you to make whatever arrangements, or indeed take whatever action you see fit, in light of this decision.

I consider that it is now beyond reasonable dispute that any possibility of a fair and unprejudiced hearing of any matters which may be alleged against me has been totally destroyed.   I understand from media reports that the Minister may also have admitted that his repeated delays in taking the matter forward have now reached a point at which a disciplinary process can no longer be completed.   This being the case I would regard it as a serious abuse of process, and oppressive behaviour, to continue with the pretext that there is some prospect of disciplinary proceedings and I therefore request that all proceedings under the disciplinary code be formally ended.

Since the publication of the article in the newspaper I have learned from a public internet site that Senator Le Marquand has stated that he hopes to publish further parts of the Moore report.   I would regard this as unacceptable.   The report in question was prepared as a “preliminary report” for the purposes of the Disciplinary Code.   It contains significant inaccuracies and makes statements which are not true.   Should any disciplinary proceedings have followed the report it was my intention to subject its contents to significant challenge, and it's author to detailed cross-examination.   I regard the threat to publish the report at this or any other time as an expression of malicious intent, and should publication occur, all of my options are reserved.   However, without prejudice to any of the above, your intention is drawn to the existence of my own report on the management of the enquiry which is set out in the form of an extensive statement, a copy of which is in the Ministers possession.   Should the Minister decide, in spite of all of the above, to proceed with further publication of the Moore report, then it would appear to be entirely reasonable that my own report be published at the same time.

Finally, please note that I have written separately to Mr Moore expressing my concerns at the leak of his report and asking that no further confidential information relating to my interests be provided to the Minister, or anyone acting on his behalf.

I look forward to an early reply.


Yours sincerely



Graham Power.


Cc Dr T Brain.


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

So there it is in black and white. It is no wonder Ian Le Marquand won't engage with you Rico, this man should be in prison not parliament.

Ian Evans said...

What a slime ball

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rico here is the proof that Graham Power had asked for his defence statement to be published. How can anybody trust Ian Le Marquand?

rico sorda said...

This goes back to the very beginning of the Wiltshire debacle. GP should have had his report released at the same time. He shouldn't have to ask for its release he should have been contacted out of decency.

rs

Anonymous said...

Decency and Ian Le Marquand? You're kidding right?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

This raises a number of more questions (that the "discredited" media won't ask). Was there, as requested by Mr. Power, an investigation into Ian Le Marquand's disgraceful behaviour? Assuming Ian Le Marquand isn't lying then why was he never told about the full contents of this letter? Will the Chief Minister be held to account for not telling Ian Le Marquand the Graham Power was insisting on his defence being published, if he (ILM) was going to go through with his Kangaroo Court. Has Ian Le Marquand (like he did with the MET Police) strained relationships with the Wiltshire Police for publishing this Report? And lastly did Graham Power even get a reply to his letter?????

I'm sure the "discredited" media know all the answers but don't believe it's in the public interest to give us them.

What a horrible, spiteful and vindictive little man Ian Le Marquand is. Although I'm sure he's only following orders from the Law Office(r)s but it's his name that's going to be in the history books........Good luck with that Ian!

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

In Mr. Power's letter he says " It contains significant inaccuracies and makes statements which are not true. Should any disciplinary proceedings have followed the report it was my intention to subject its contents to significant challenge, and it's author to detailed cross-examination."

Not only was Brian Moore and his Report going to be cross examined and significantly challenged, but so were some high profile Jersey Establishment figures who gave evidence. Just imagine if they (like everybody else) knew this Report was never ever going to be used in a disciplinary hearing. They could have said whatever they wanted, knowing what they said would never get questioned..............................

Anonymous said...

Imagine ILM even attempting to get away with such garbage as Graham Power didn't ask him to publish the defence that's why he didn't, the bloke is a friggin Numpty!

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

You don't have to say anymore do you, we have it in black & white. Senator Ian La Marquand can not be trusted one little bit & I for one gave him my vote thinking I could trust him!

He should hang his head in shame & GO.

Anonymous said...

You are a despicable creature Mr. Le Marquand and it's time you came clean.

rico sorda said...

Remember ILM doesn't accept the findings of

Napier

ACPO

HMIC

Yet he treats Wiltshire as some kind of Holy Grail. He knows he has been found out, his reaction in the Royal Square confirmed it. What has him rattled is that when I challenge him on some of his many inconsistencies I copy in states members & the local media, not good for a would be Chief Minister. I feel like I have turned into ILM;s stalker and all because I want some Truth, Honesty and Integrity.

rs

Anonymous said...

Napier, ACPO and HMIC didn't suit Le Marquand's agenda. When it became apparent he was ready to part with £1m plus just to get a police force to say a couple of nasty things with no come back then up popped Brian Moore and Wiltshire.

Anonymous said...

Ian Le Marquand you have been found out for what you are a liar and a coward, you ran away and to think I also voted for this horrible little man

Anonymous said...

This blog posting ought to be sent to all of our states members but don't bother with the media. If they were interested this letter would have been published a long time ago by them.

rico sorda said...

EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY 28 AUGUST AT 00.01 HOURS

HMIC BASELINE ASSESSMENT REVISIT FOR THE States of Jersey Police
The States of Jersey Police have been re-visited by HMIC inspectors who assess the Force's performance in every aspect of the work they do.
The objective of the HMIC is to assess how SoJP are performing against a number of different criteria, and particularly to see if improvements have been made in areas where change was needed following their last assessment.

The previous report submitted to SoJP by HMIC said:

States of Jersey Police is a forward thinking organisation which has willingly taken on board the suggestions made in previous HMIC reports and is a modern, pro active Police Force, according to the latest inspection report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

States of Jersey Police was visited by the HMIC in 2007, and again in March 2008, and the inspectors have recorded progress which follows on from that made in the 2000 and 2003 reports.
The report from December 2006 states:

‘The current senior management team has continued to make improvements in performance, resources, management and capability since the 2000/2001 HMI Inspection Report which identified significant weaknesses in management and performance. There is now evidence to indicate that the organisation is perceived as modern and fast moving with high expectations of operational and cultural change amongst a motivated workforce….Her Majesty’s Inspector is impressed by the openness and receptiveness of the Chief Officer and his team to the suggestions made, demonstrating a desire and drive to adopt good practice where opportunities for improvement were suggested.’
In 2008 the following has been noted:

The HMIC team recognise that the States of Jersey Police has unique characteristics because it is an Island Force. It serves 90,000 people and in 2007 dealt with nearly 4,700 crimes. Crime is falling overall and has done for three consecutive years.
There is a high crime detection rate when compared to the UK. The overall detection rate for Jersey of crime was 40 per cent in 2007. In England and Wales it was 27 per cent.
Crime levels in Jersey are sustained despite a growing population and 89 per cent of Islanders believe their local neighbourhood is a safe place to live.

HMIC continue to be impressed by the commitment of the Chief Officer team to make changes to the organisation so that improvements – where HMIC believes they are needed – can be made.
There is a detailed action plan in place (through the senior management team) which allows change and improvements to be monitored. There has been much progress since the 2005 assessment in areas such as performance, management, resources and capability.
The work force is capable and well motivated.

Because the Force is compact, people can meet easily, and therefore make decisions quickly if needed. There is good communication, and when needed, changes can be made quickly across the Force.
The HMIC was pleased to note that discussions to consider the introduction of governance arrangements along the lines of a UK Police Authority had begun.

HMIC JERSEY

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Would it be helpfull if the BBC replayed that talk back program which went out on Sunday the 21st of March 2010?

Or should I have a look to see if I've got it.

Anonymous said...

A truly positive report from HMIC covered up by Le Marquand.

rico sorda said...

If you have it in your archive TJW then get it up for sure.

rs

Ian Evans said...

IAN EVANS IS A TRUSTING IDIOT

thejerseyway said...

Right so Ill take it that it would be a waste of time asking the BBC to replay it. Not in the public's interest I surpose.

Anonymous said...

The HDLG abuse is so reminiscent of the abuse by Catholic priests which happened in Northern Ireland. The desire within the establishment to pretend it didn't happen or was not serious seems pretty much the same.
BBC HD has an excellent piece of investigative journalism tonight at 10pm with the second episode tomorrow at 9pm about the Irish abuse. The description reads "The true story of the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth and how the scandal led to the fall of a Government in 1994".
Harrowing but strongly recommended viewing.

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Just had a look & guess what I do have the recording & had a quick listen. It was on for 2 hour's, can't put the lot on at once, so I'm going to need some help if anyone can remember a certain bit they need to tell me.

Or I will need some time to go thorgh it all & put up as much as I can in stages.

Anonymous said...

Rico,

ILM also ran away and hid in the toilet from Graham Power when he came into the Home Affairs Department to deliver a letter by hand.Obviously he was sh***ing himself. It seems you have caused him a similar condition of incontinence. Keep up the good work!

rico sorda said...

TJW

It was so long ago I cant remember. Put up what you can it all helps. Brilliant that you still have it. Nice one

rs

Ian Evans said...

Rico said

"I feel like I have turned into ILM;s stalker and all because I want some Truth, Honesty and Integrity."

You keep stalking away mate, hahaha....

Anonymous said...

ILM who having taken on the role of Home Affairs Minister, acts like an advocate when presenting the Wiltshire Report as his brief, acts as a Magistrate when saying he could not read the ACPO report etc..., but fails big time in doing his job and acting on behalf of the public, as a Home Affairs Minister.

He has stipulated, he may take advice, but he does make up his own mind (was he told to say that!).

Here is the best advice I can give ILM, resign now, before you make an even bigger fool of yourself (if that is at all possible). ILM, as the next CM, don't make me laugh!!

ole razzy said...

The message for all prospective States Members is; if elected never get drawn into trying to defend the indefensible. Its guarenteed to fast track your political career into oblivion.

Anonymous said...

It sounds futile, but i suggest that you ensure G Ps email is forwarded to each States member and all the local media,if only to make sure that everyone is aware of it. Surely with this and the BBC interview Radio Jersey will approach ILM. If they dont then I suggest that BBC HQ is contacted.
Has anyone considered carrying out a citezens arrest of ILM. With all the lying and sidestepping going on he may well have broken some law :)

rico sorda said...

Diane Simon from the JEP has a copy of the above letter. She had the said letter when she wrote her article in last weeks JEP. I cant remember if she mentioned the fact that GP had asked for his defence to be published but I will check.

rs

Anonymous said...

This is compelling damming evidence against Le Marquand how is he allowed to get away with it?

Ian Evans said...

"Has anyone considered carrying out a citezens arrest of ILM. With all the lying and sidestepping going on he may well have broken some law :)"

From what Rico said about his sprinting, you would never catch him!!!

Anonymous said...

9:30am Friday 26th March 2010
A review into Wiltshire Police’s investigation into the murder of Trowbridge father-of-three Adrian Cooksey has resulted in the case being reopened.
Wiltshire Police will reinvestigate the death of the self-employed builder, who died after suffering fatal head injuries in Spa Road, Melksham, in March 2009.
Officers from South Wales Police were asked by the Wiltshire force to produce a report into its investigation in November, after student Tom Minshull, 19, was cleared of the manslaughter of Mr Cooksey following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
The Wiltshire Times understands the report, which the police are refusing to make public for operational reasons, has made a number of recommendations involving systems and structures in Wiltshire Police.
West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison called for the findings of a report to be made public.
He said: “I have written to the Chief Constable, Brian Moore, to ask if he will release the report and say what action will be taken in the light of it.”
But Wiltshire’s Acting Assistant Chief Constable, Mike Veale, who has the job of overseeing the review, yesterday said it was standard practice for a serious case to be reviewed by another force when there is an acquittal.
He said: “Following the acquittal of Mr Minshull it was always certain that a review of the investigation would take place in an open and balanced way in line with national guidance.
“I asked South Wales Police who are nationally recognised as being the best force at reviewing serious cases to review the Wiltshire police investigation.
“I decided to ask for a review prior to the continued investigation into Mr Cooksey’s death which I felt would enhance any further investigation rather than inhibit it.
“As with all review processes we have an opportunity to learn. We will consider the findings of the report and take action appropriate.
“I or DCI Ian Saunders will be talking to all the people affected in this case to reassure them that the investigation will be conducted in a transparent and open minded way.”
He said the report has dozens of recommendations arising from the review the majority of which are minor operational and housekeeping issues relating to the mechanics of the investigation.
He said the report also praises the investigating team.
Mr Cooksey, 50, of Clipsham Rise, Trowbridge, suffered the fatal head injuries after walking along Spa Road to hail a taxi, following a night out with friends.

Anonymous said...

Cont:
Portsmouth University student Mr Minshull was arrested and charged with his murder, although this was later reduced to manslaughter.
After his acquittal, the senior investigating officer on the case, Detective Superintendent Norman McKeaveney, insisted the police would not be looking for anyone else in connection with Mr Cooksey’s death and said he was disappointed by the verdict.
This resulted in Mr Minshull’s parents, Viv and Dave Minshull, complaining to the police about the way the case was handled and the comments made afterwards.
At the time Mr Minshull said Wiltshire Police’s case was nothing short of shambolic and said the experience had shattered their faith in British policing.
The Minshulls were due to meet last might with ACC Veale, to discuss South Wales Police’s report and its findings.
Officers from South Wales police spent weeks reviewing the case.
They visited Wiltshire to interview senior officers who had led the investigation and went through hundreds of witness statements, interviews and documents after ACC Veale drew up a list of guidelines for the review.
ACC Veale said: “I can say categorically that the team from South Wales had our full co-operation.
“They had access to anything they wanted and took several boxes of paperwork back to South Wales with them.”
The team also met family members connected with the case before submitting their report.
The new investigation will be led by DCI Saunders. He will use the report as a framework for drawing up a new investigation plan. He will meet the ACC to agree staffing.
11:20am Fri 26 Mar 10
The fact that the report is being withheld reeks of a whitewash and cover-up - as many of us who followed the prosecution of Thomas Minshull on virtually no evidence - suspected all along. The Minshulls should lay a formal complaint with the PCC about this case and the subsequent comments made by Wilts Police. I will be submitting an FoI request for this report - it will be interesting to hear their reasons for refusal; let's hope our MP has more luck in extracting it from those with a vested interest in protecting their own back - and those of their equally incompetent colleagues

Anonymous said...

Sweeping changes as Wiltshire Police face £15m funding deficit
8:00am Thursday 28th October 2010


SWEEPING changes are in store for Wiltshire Police as the force is remodelled to cover a £15m funding deficit.
Chief Constable Brian Moore said a 20 per cent cut in the force will see up to 150 fewer police officers on the streets and between 100 and 200 support staff lose their jobs in the next five years.
Rather than making police officers redundant, police officers who leave or retire will not be replaced, and around six per cent of the changes are expected to be in place by April next year.
“I am confident we will be able to deliver a first class service to the people of Swindon and to Wiltshire but it will mean changes that will be very different,” said Mr Moore, who has been chief constable since 2008.
“We’re all a bit shocked. It’s a sad time as a police constable. It’s probably one of the biggest challenges I have had to face.”
Administration is expected to take longer because of police support staff cuts but Mr Moore explained this sacrifice is to maintain public safety.
“Some of the areas where there will be a reduction will be some of the more admin things we do, for example we issue thousands of fire arms and shot gun certificates every year so that might take a bit longer to get processed,” he said.
“Criminal records bureau checks and non-emergency calls might take a bit longer too. I hope the public understand that something has got to give and rather than being the front-line service it should be the admin.
“The public might find it irritating but we’re not going to do anything to compromise the safety of the public.
I think that’s a reasonable trade off.”
Mr Moore also said members of the force would have to be more flexible. He said: “If somebody makes an emergency telephone call because they’ve been assaulted or burgled, we have completely remodelled the force so that if we have an assault, a fire arms officer or a dog handler might handle it but you will still get a police officer.
“I expect to be held to account for what goes well and what goes less well during the time that these changes are taking place.”
Mr Moore is appealing for more special constables and volunteers to take part in community speed watch.

Anonymous said...

The Wiltshire report could not be released under a 'Freedom of Informmation' request.

ILM releases a large portion of it.

Can he override the block on this report.


If not,has he therefore broken Data Protection rules.

If so,is he above the law.

If not,what is the process to get him prosecuted

Anonymous said...

Rico,

Graham Power wrote this letter to Ian Le Marquand and Brian Moore nearly a year ago.

It seems as they both totaly ignored it, is this right?

Also Graham Power mentioned that he had been approached by numerous UK Journalists, but didnot take up their offers because the case was still in progress. Well surely now the case is over he can talk to these UK Journalists?

Anonymous said...

Sorry not Le Marquand & Moore(letter sent to), should have been Le Sueur & Moore.

Anonymous said...

There should be a citizens arrest of Brian Moore for robbing the Jersey tax payer of a million squid just to trash a fellow officer's career.

rico sorda said...

Graham Power was dealing with the Chief Ministers Department during his suspension as he was advised not to deal directly with ILM as the Minister had to remain Neutral.

Now, just take a step back and take a moment to reflect what they have done in trying to Trash Graham Power and Lenny Harpers reputations. The two guys who smashed the veil of secrecy into decades of Child Abuse.

What part of this would you say that ILM and TLS have handled properly?????????????

rs

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Dr Tim Brain still has any interest in the way Graham Power has, and still is, being treated?

rico sorda said...

I have just sent this to our leaders. You should all email our politicians and ask for answers

Re: Fw: Could you explain pleaseMonday, 21 March, 2011 19:27

From: "rico sorda" <>View contact details
To: dsimon@jerseyeveningpost.com, editorial@jerseyeveningpost.com
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Dear Chief Minister & Home Affairs Minister

Members of the press and politicians

"However, without prejudice to any of the above, your intention is drawn to the existence of my own report on the management of the enquiry which is set out in the form of an extensive statement, a copy of which is in the Ministers possession. Should the Minister decide, in spite of all of the above, to proceed with further publication of the Moore report, then it would appear to be entirely reasonable that my own report be published at the same time." Graham Power April 2010


In my quest for Truth, Honesty and Integrity regarding the disgraceful & shocking handling of Graham Powers suspension one can only be left dismayed at the utter incompetence of my Government and the above mentioned departments. I do not say that lightly, and as always I back it up. We have had the Home Affairs Minister telling everyone that the reason he hasn't published Graham Powers 62,000 word defence is because he wasn't asked. Now, lets just think about that for a moment. Surly in the name of Natural Justice the Home Affairs Minister should have contacted Graham Power and asked, just how devoid of any common sense is Ministerial Government becoming? Graham Power didn't ask for two straight forward reasons

1. He had already asked on April 3rd 2010 (as reproduced )

2. Senator ILM didn't bother telling him that he was releasing more of the Wiltshire Disciplinary Report

Why didn't the Chief Minister inform the Home Affairs Minister about Graham Powers request? or did he?

We need a straight honest answer to this question. Did the Chief Minister inform Senator Le Marquand? Yes or No

It really is staggering

Should it not be us contacting the UN for regime change?

Answers Please

Kind Regards

Rico Sorda

GeeGee said...

Ian the Ignorant v Rico the Rude!! Well Rico it is NOT rude to request the truth, persist in asking it and get rather irate if you don't. That is not being rude it is your right as one of the electorate that pays this man's wages. A man so rude and ignorant he will not respond to e-mails or communications from those he feels unable to engage with because he knows he has been caught 'bang to rights'.

And this time 'bang to rights' he is. Now a proven liar and really and truly not fit to hold the position he does. I can imagine that his defence will be that it was suggested that it would be 'reasonable' to publish the report, but was not asked directly to do so. However, this shows that he is NOT a reasonable man, he is not a logical man and he is not an honest man.

He is a man that will preach fire and brimstone in a Church on Sunday, but quite happily ruin the reputations of two decent, honourable police officers who were prepared to expose child abuse on this Island. Not only are you conflicted legally Mr Le Marquand, if you do believe in a higher power, you are massively conflicted there also.

YOU SHOULD GO........

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

It's an outrage that you, or any member of public should be having to e-mail our States Members with these questions. It's also an outrage that only a couple of them will reply to you. Furthermore, the most outrageous of all, is this has been allowed to happen and the "discredited" media remain so silent. This government and it's state controlled media really are out of control.

rico sorda said...

lol Ian

It's me that would get sued as it's my blog. Lets keep the moral high ground. The evidence is showing him up lol

Anonymous said...

Terry Le Sewer is up for questions without notice next week and I shall be listening for 52 politicians quizzing him over this latest debacle. I hope TJW will be recording it an 'all.

Anonymous said...

Rico,

Will you let us know what states members reply to your email or more importantly who DOESN'T??????????????????????

Anonymous said...

Rico, when it comes to election time, you ought to arrange for supporters to hold up placards with various questions you have asked of the Home Affairs Minister and the response you have or not as the case may be.

Anonymous said...

Rico, could you ask Dan Murphy to do you a guest posting? I'm sure he's done one for somebody else before.

rico sorda said...

I will do. At the moment very few get back too me. It's a joke really but I cant stop asking. No giving up

rs

Anonymous said...

Rico

If ILM thinks YOU are rude to question him, how does he think he will be treated by history? Rude awakening comes to mind in light of the emergence of on line documentation replacing the propaganda of Discredited States Media.

Chelloise

rico sorda said...

Senator ILM is not up for election this october. He will be running for Chief Minister thou. It really is a shambles a complete and utter shambles lets not forget what is behind all of this and thats

Child Abuse

All this stems from Child Abuse

How very sad is that.

rs

Ian Evans said...

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

You are right to bring this all back to what it's about. That is Child Abuse. I hope to be publishing part two of the interview with Graham Power QPM tomorrow and the interview, is almost exclusively about Child Abuse, or "State sponsored Pedophilia" as it has been described in the interview.

Anonymous said...

Yeah ask Dan Murphy to give you a guest posting haven't read one of his publications in a while. I've looked for them but they seem to have disappeared.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Interview with Former Chief of Police Graham Power QPM Part Two

Ian Evans said...

JEP SUPPORTS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW?

Anonymous said...

Rico

How many reply's have you had back? Are you able to publish them here after getting permission?

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

Not had one single reply yet. Will keep you posted. I always ask if I can publish emails

rs

Anonymous said...

Not one single reply from 53 members of parliament. Not even one from the home affairs minister or his deputy or the chief minister to explain how you must have got it wrong and would like to put you straight? Tells us all we need to know.

Anonymous said...

OK, TLS can get away with evading questions about the mysterious omitting of parts d & e from the TOR for another seven months, because he is going into happy(?) retirement....

But ILM is going nowhere!?

Ian Evans said...

Is the silence still deafening mate?

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Just put up at last the Audio from the Talkback program that happened on the morning of Sunday the 21/03/10.

With Le Marquand & Le Herissier talking about the ACPO reports.

It's a must Listen.

You can Listen to them HERE

Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter how, who, why, or when.

Part d has to go.

If we get found out which is doubtful, well we have got away with it loads of times in the past.

Anyway if get found out, we will blame it on someone in The Greffe.

Daniel said...

Rico Sorda said in a post dated March 20, 2011 8:05 PM (some while ago!!)

"EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY 28 AUGUST AT 00.01 HOURS

HMIC BASELINE ASSESSMENT REVISIT FOR THE States of Jersey Police
The States of Jersey Police have been re-visited by HMIC inspectors who assess the Force's performance in every aspect of the work they do."

And he posted a long extract from HMIC reports praising the force. maybe they came from a SoJP press release. Maybe not.

I don't know because Rico posted a link. I clicked on the link Page 404 - not there. Butr it was the SoJP website . . .

Perhaps rico you could copy and paste what you posted and ask politely where the link has gone???


Daniel