Senator B.I. Le Marquand:
My opinion is that the right to a fair trial does not apply to suspension matters. It does apply to disciplinary matters but not to suspension matters which are pro quo. Nevertheless, clearly in any disciplinary matter one should proceed as rapidly as one is able so to do and that has always been my firm intention and remains so.
17th nov 2009
First up was the Metropolitan Police "Interim" Report . This was a review being carried out by the Met. When sending the Interim Report to DCO Warcup on the 10th November 2008 the Met had yet to Interview former SIO Lenny Harper and ACPO's Andy Baker. What the clowns did with this Report is the stuff of Legend. They wrote a letter, made up some suspension letters, suspended the Chief of Police, shredded the suspension notes, trashed the Abuse Investigation, and to cut a long story short, gave the Chief Executive half a million quid and a nice fat pension.
Then we have the Wiltshire Disciplinary Reports, 2 of them to be exact. They started in December 2008 and didn't turn up until sometime in March 2010. They missed every deadline and cost us about £800,000. Wiltshire were taking so long producing these reports that what our Bungling Clowns did next is also the Stuff of Legend. They suspended the Chief of Police for a second time in June 2009. Wiltshire now had 3 reports to do. Haven, Finance and Blast.
What happened next is already ingrained in Jersey Folk Lore.
They took so long that the suspended Chief of Police actually retired.
Not forgetting Senator ILM dropping all disciplinary actions against Graham Power and then proceeding to do one of the most shameful acts ever witnessed by someone in public office plus being allowed to get away with it.
We come now to the infamous "BDO Alto Report"
Just when I thought I had covered it all concerning the issues surrounding this Report another Jaw Dropping moment arrived. During research last night, I thought,I must read the Wiltshire Finance 'redacted' report. What I came across blew me away. I reproduce part of the section. The report can be downloaded below
Wiltshire Finance Report;
This inquiry has concentrated on matters that only the Chief Officer could control. We have considered the findings of a consultant, Mr Mike Kellett, and the content of a draft version of a consultancy report by BDO Alto. It should be noted that the final Report was not available prior to the finalisation of this Report, Whilst we concur with many of the Draft report's findings, we do not hold CO Power directly to be 'at fault' in all areas. However in the cases of expenses of the DCO and associated trips to London, we consider the lack of scrutiny provided by CO Power to typify his approach to supervision of expenditure on Operation Rectangle. In the case of these trips, again only CO Power could have supervised DCO Harper, and it is our contention that this did not occur. Evidence suggests that expenses submitted by the DCO where not signed by CO Power, in contravention of the Force's Travel and Expenses Policy. Whilst this policy allowed for an officer of rank below the DCO to sign these off on 'rare' occasions , this enquiry expresses concerns at the regularity of the 'exceptions' over the many months during which the Chief Officer was available to scrutinise and supervise his Deputy's personal use of public money
So, Wiltshire, along with ILM & David Rose have seen a draft of this Report.
Wiltshire are printing, going along with & even discussing the Draft version of a Report that hadn't even contacted Lenny Harper or Graham Power. Mr Mike Kellett worked along side David Warcup in compiling the BDO Report. surely they would have told Wiltshire that their report came with serious Caveats? This is beyond shameful
When Senator Le Marquand gave his big show did he explain that these reports came with serious Caveats?
This is a very expensive Sham
Wiltshire never interviewed Lenny Harper concerning his expenses so they relied on BDO Alto who never interviewed Lenny Harper about anything. One thing is for sure. If Senator Le Marquand had turned up to disciplinary hearings with these reports he would have been blown away. There must be a copy of agreement between Wiltshire and BDO for sharing information, who signed this agreement? Did the Home Affairs Minister or his dept have a role in this? If there is no agreement and Data has been shared there may be criminal offences & Data Protection issues. I love how Wiltshire mention a lack of scrutiny yet they are quoting and using a report that is basically not fit for purpose and could never be used in a disciplinary hearing. So what are some of the problems with BDO
1. Never interviewed LH or GP
2. Quotes LH's confidential Wiltshire Statement
3. An Interim report is leaked to Child Abuse Denier David Rose
4. BDO send a forwarding letter that states they were engaged on the 29th September 2009 the interim Report is quoted in the Daily Maily on the 4th October 2009
5. BDO never state how witnesses were interviewed. Were they under oath?
6. The involvement of Acting Police Chief David Warcup who played a huge part in getting his Chief Suspended.
There are other issues but they can wait
Just how bad was the Abuse that these ridiculous lengths of Cover-up have been used? I believe Wiltshire just spotted a cash cow and milked it. Everyone new their reports wouldn't stack up but that doesn't matter in this little North Korean Island.
And what of BDO?
My opinion is that its an 'our chap report' no excuse for not contacting the SIO
And the complaints body that looks over the likes of BDO might as well be called C.R.A.P.
They are now asking Lenny harper to prove he has been stitched up
From: Lenny Harper
Sent: Thursday, 16 June, 2011 9:55:58
Subject: 85748 LM/sh
Dear Mrs McNeela,
Ref 85748 LM/sh
I reply to your letter of 15th June 2011;
The sea runs into the shore about one hundred yards from my front door. I feel I may as well be standing there trying to turn back the tide as getting your organisation to do what Regulating Authorities are supposed to do, such is your obvious reluctance to get involved. I have never known a body dealing with complaints to say, "okay, we see you have a complaint, you have given us the prima facie evidence, now go and prove it beyond all doubt and we will tell you what we might do about it." I hope public confidence in your members does not rely on a rigorous complaints investigation system!!
I will revert to you next week with a more simplified version of what I have already supplied to you you. Meantime, here is one little bit of information I have already given you which might be a clue as to why I think (as do others), that the BDO report may not have met the criteria contained in your own code of ethics.
1. BDO are commissioned to investigate and to report back to the Home Affairs Minister on 29th September.
2. Less than five days later, David Rose, the journalist who specialises in trashing historical abuse enquiries and who gave evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees on behalf of Frank Beck (Leicestershire Care Home Rapist), and the North Wales Care Home Child abuse rapists,, publishes an article quoting from the BDO report.
3. Some eleven months later the report is "completed" by BDO and given to the MInister. Lo and behold, the quotes from Rose are word for word perfect.
I pointed out to you previously, this can only mean that the report was in existence ten months before it was allegedly completed by BDO. If this does not suggest that there is something amiss I may as well give up with you now. Your request in your letter I received today to "produce the evidence" is bizarre. However, I will come back to you next week with, as I said, a simplified version.
What im finding here is so endemic of how Jersey is right now. I seriously believe the States of Jersey should be shut down because it's not fit for purpose. Our only saving grace is that the old school right wing dinosaurs are dying out. We have a chance at the next election. Jersey has a chance.