The Final Phase before release
I will be focusing on the BDO Review as it enters into it's final phase before release. This is a very important review as it has been a very long process with certain key individuals giving evidence.
Everyone has been able to have their say, except for former D/Superintendent Mick Gradwell who simply refused, or in my own very humble opinion, simply ran away.
What has been brought up during this review is the one sided reporting of the Jersey State Controlled Media. This has also been highlighted during this election when the JEP ran Sir Philips election campaign.
This will blogged on over the coming weeks and months
Funny how the JEP, the only Jersey Paper, backed the man who gave us that horrendous liberation day speech in 2008.
The findings of this report could have a huge significance for the forthcoming Committee of Enquiry & for all the Jersey Abuse Victims. Here is one simple reason why.
In August 2008 D/Superintendant Mick Gradwell took over as the SIO of the Jersey Historic Abuse Enquiry. This man was leaking information to Daily Mail Journalist David Rose - During a Live Enquiry. This is not hearsay but FACT. We all know the History surrounding David Rose. Mick Gradwell refused to give evidence. As Doctor Watson would say "No Sh*t Sherlock".
Will Gradwell come back and explain this to a Committee of Enquiry?
There are many other serious points that have come up during the hearings
I look forward to their report
The last hearing is this Friday
25th October 2011
Education and Home Affairs Sub Panel
Review issues surrounding the BDO Alto report on Financial Management of Operation Rectangle
Mr. Graham Power has agreed to give further evidence to the Scrutiny Sub Panel on Friday
morning. This will take place via a conference call in the Blampied room commencing at 11am.
The Sub Panel contacted Mr. Power and asked him if he would be willing to provide a copy of his statement to Wiltshire as it was believed that it contained information relevant to a full understanding of the overall background and context in which financial decisions were taken. Mr. Power agreed to this request on the basis that evidence supplied to Scrutiny is privileged under article 8 of the States of Jersey (Powers, Privileges and Immunities) Scrutiny Panels, PAC and Privileges and Procedures Committee) (Jersey) Regulations 2006.
The Sub Panel has received the document on a confidential basis and will not publish the unredacted statement as evidence as it contains names of individuals and information which is not relevant to the Scrutiny enquiry. However, members will be able to refer to the statement in their questions to Mr. Power.
The Sub Panel intends to finalise its report and to present its report to the States in the second week of November, before the end of the current States Assembly.
Notes to editors:
The following terms of reference have been agreed for this review
• To examine the instructions under which BDO Alto was engaged to review the financial management of Operation Rectangle and their methods for gathering evidence for this review;
• To clarify the connection between the BDO Alto review and the review on the same matter separately commissioned by the Acting Chief Officer of Police;
• To identify the reasons why the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Rectangle was not interviewed by BDO Alto and was not given the opportunity to respond to the report’s findings;
• To clarify the liaison between BDO Alto and the Wiltshire Police, in particular the eferences in the BDO Alto report to the Senior Investigating Officer’s statements to Wiltshire Police;
• To investigate how details of the review into the financial management of Operation Rectangle came to be published in a national newspaper in October 2009; and
• To consider the implications of the Sub Panel’s findings.