The Deputy of St. Mary offers a statement made, apparently, by former Deputy Chief Officer, who he named in fact today as Mr. Harper, as being a reason to doubt that. Well, in my view, the opinion of that particular gentleman is hardly a credible source of information. This is the person who took colleagues on expensive outings to London, with expensive meals, which were totally unjustified in any way whatsoever. This particular officer, in my view, caused enormous problems in this Island, not just in this context, but in the context of the police force generally, and he is, in my opinion, an incompetent maverick and not in the least a credible person to be believed by this Assembly or anywhere else."
BDO Alto -12
Things are moving fast
Does it all stack up?
Just a quick post. I think its very important that we keep moving with this as it happens.
If anyone was in any doubt as to the local Media's involvement in Covering-up the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation then today is it. Yesterday in the States of Jersey the Minister of Home Affairs gave the biggest possible nod that the person who leaked a seriously 'not fit for purpose' report to the Child Abuse Denier David Rose was the former Senior Investigating Officer (Mick Gradwell). The local MSM have not thought this a worthy news item for the simple reason it goes against all the rubbish they have been peddling these past couple of years in trashing the Abuse Investigation. Not sure if this is a 'D' notice but in a hick town like Jersey just a couple of phone calls.
Some parts don't stack - You can listen to the Senator here:
He states that the most likely person to have leaked the Report was former SIO Mick Gradwell. He says, "enquiries by my staff clearly pointed in his direction"
The Enquires by his staff? What of the brief Police Investigation? How do staff from the Home Affairs dept find out who is leaking reports at the SOJP? None of this stacks up. What has the "SOJP" got to say about this? Will the investigation under Mike Bowron come to a different conclusion?
I believe Mick Gradwell left the SOJP in late August 2009
What did Mick Gradwell actually Leak?
Dear Mr. Sorda, I am now able to explain the late date for the confirmation of the terms on which BDO Alto were retained as I have now received information as to the timeline in relation to the commissioning of the BDO Alto report. I have already given you the date of the Ministerial Act in February 2009. Meetings between BDO Alto and my officers took place soon after but the full terms of their engagement were not confirmed until the date in September
The full terms of their engagement were not confirmed until September 29th 2009 - a full month after Mick Gradwell had left the SOJP. Are we saying they had completed an Interim report before they had even finalised their Terms of Reference - and then handed it over to the States of Jersey Police? Is that a professional way of conducting business?
NOW CHECK THIS OUT
This is why we need to know what conclusions the "Brief Police Investigation" came up with because basically "NOTHING STACKS UP"
There were some technical issues in relation to this. However, BDO Alto had clearly started work on this report well before then. A leak of sections of a draft report took place in late September or early October 2009
They had clearly started work states Senator Le Marquand, really? We will need to see proof of that.
A leak of sections of a draft report took place in late September early October 2009 states Senator Le Marquand. We will need to see proof of that - Gradwell left in August 2009.
When did the BDO send their draft report to the SOJP. Was it a month before they had even finalised their terms of reference?
We know that the services of David Rose had been purchased as far back as May 2008 this was before Warcup & Gradwell had even stepped foot on Jersey
So, What do we know about this "BDO FARCE"
1. There was a ministerial decision dating back to Feb 2009
2. They never interviewed Lenny Harper or Graham Power
3. David Warcup assisted the consultant Mike Kellet in compiling the report
4. BDO gave the SOJP an interim report before they had secured their terms of reference
4. Wiltshire used and quoted the BDO Interim report in their own report without mentioning the caveat found at .2 and no fixed TOR's
5. Senior Investigating Officer Mick Gradwell leaves the SOJP in August 2009
6. Home Affairs and BDO sign Engagement Letter on 29th September 2009
7 The Minister for Home Affairs says that it looks like the Senior Investigating Officer Mike Gradwell leaked the interim report to David Rose in late September early October 2009
8. David Rose quotes the leaked BDO Interim report on the 4th October 2009
9. May 2010 Home Affairs receive finished report
10. ILM introduces it and doesn't explain to anyone that its a seriously flawed report
11. July 15th & 16th 2010 the JEP run with the BDO Report - Trash the Abuse Investigation, Graham Power, Lenny Harper etc etc
12. NOW ILM NEEDS TO FIND SOME SERIOUS ANSWERS TO SOME VERY SERIOUS QUESTIONS
Could it be that Mick Gradwell is the best solution?
We need to see that brief Investigation don't we Mr Bowron