Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MATT TAPP FILES - 6




























Former Chief Minister Frank Walker & CEO Bill (GOLDEN HANDSHAKE) Ogley







Matt Tapp -6


Take your time reading this



Former Chief Of Police Graham Power Replies.



The Jersey Child Abuse Cover-up


This Posting concerns;


Former Deputy Chief Officer David Warcup


Former Chief Minister Frank Walker


And last but not least; Former Chief Executive Bill Ogley and Media Consultant Matt Tapp



Just like I did with the BDO Review I followed my hunch. I new something wasn't quite right and investigated. The role of outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp has bugged me for a long time. I found it strange how not long after Warcup turned up in Jersey Matt Tapp wasn't far behind.


Stranger still, is how this report found its way to the Defence council in the pre-trial of Donnelly, Wateridge & Aubin. We had Judge Pitchers quoting it in open court as some kind of Gospel on Operation Rectangle. We then have the Jersey Evening Post forgetting about an abuser being jailed and using it through Judge Pitchers judgements to trash the living daylights out of Operation Rectangle under former Senior Investigating Officer Lenny Harper.


This just isn't right. It doesn't look right.


To use the phrase of the former Chief Of Police "It Stinks"



Read carefully what Graham Power is saying here.


Even more bizarre is the actions of Judge Pitchers and his use of this report in court.


Matt Tapp gave a statement to Wiltshire. It must be very reveling to say the least. Anyone who has an understanding of what went on during the lead up to Graham Powers suspension on the 12th November 2008 will understand the gravity of what is unfolding here.


This is only the beginning. I have uncovered more. A lot more.


I have said before that when Graham Power was suspended they didn't use anything to do with the Metropolitan Police but in fact they used the Tapp Report and Warcups own opinions. The Tapp report that was put together under strange circumstances. This is what Graham Power says;



"I since learned that shortly after his meeting with me Mr Tapp had a further meeting with the Chief Executive, Bill Ogley and the Chief Minister Frank Walker (Matt Tapp Communications Review page 5.) It was agreed at that meeting that Mr Tapp would produce a report for the "States of Jersey." (Tapp review page 5.) This might be significant. Having originally been engaged by the Police it appears that Mr Tapp now accepted a second commission, from the Chief Executive and the Chief Minister and that it was this second commission which resulted in the production of his report. I have no information as to what fee was agreed for that commission"



Please keep following my posts as very soon I will blow the lid completely off


Years of very hard work is now paying off. The bloggers have not gone away but stuck to the task at hand



What Im producing will have a profound effect on Operation Rectangle under the leadership of Warcup & Gradwell. We already know what Gradwell was up to and his no show at the Scrutiny Review. We already know about the lies and misleading of the States Chamber by former Chief Minister Terry Le Suer. There are many more who should be worried. This cant go on.



THIS IS ABOUT DECADES OF CHILD ABUSE



I REPEAT - THIS IS ABOUT DECADES OF CHILD ABUSE



I will now let the former Chief of Police Graham Power explain exactly what happened with Media Consultant Matt Tapp and his report.



This is just the beginning


After reading the reply from Graham Power read again the answer given by Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand in reply to a written question from Former Deputy Daniel Wimberly on this very subject. No mention of the issues raised by Graham Power and submitted by Matt Tapp under oath.


Don't underestimate how serious this is



Rico Sorda - Team Voice





Graham Power QPM

I have been asked to make comment on the role of a Mr Matt Tapp, a media consultant, in some of events relating to the abuse enquiry in 2008. I base my comments on my recollections of events and on documents which came legitimately into my possession during the course of the disciplinary enquiries by Wiltshire Police which followed my suspension from duty. Where I make reference to information which is in a document I have given the relevant document and page reference in brackets.
I met Mr Tapp only once, that was on 8th October 2008. The meeting had been arranged by David Warcup who was the new Deputy Chief Officer. At some time previous to that meeting Mr Warcup had told me something to the effect that he was taking advice from a media person who he had worked with earlier in his career. I made no objection to that although by nature I am not sympathetic to the engagement of expensive consultants. I believed then and I believe now that highly paid senior officers should for the most part be able to manage without this kind of assistance. I have since learned from other documents that Mr Tapp was in fact approached by David Warcup in August 2008 and formally engaged in mid-September of that year. My meeting with Mr Tapp did not go well. He began by telling me that we needed a plan to announce that "the murder investigation had finished." (Statement made by M Tapp to Wilts Police paragraph 14.) Given that over a period of time we had been repeatedly stating that there was no murder investigation I did not see this as an impressive proposal. Mr Tapp went on to suggest that we should stage a high profile media conference in which the force should effectively denounce some aspects of the early enquiry. I saw this as a bad idea. A gradual and carefully managed process of expectation management had been taking place for months and it was my view that it should be allowed to continue in a careful and balanced way. I felt that the type of event which he proposed would re-ignite sensationalist media interest, create controversy and divisions within the Island, and confuse and demoralise victims and witnesses. I believe that subsequent events have shown that I was correct in those beliefs. At the end of that meeting I concluded that Mr Tapp was not a suitable person to assist the Force and that the further expenditure of public funds for his services could not be justified.
I since learned that shortly after his meeting with me Mr Tapp had a further meeting with the Chief Executive, Bill Ogley and the Chief Minister Frank Walker (Matt Tapp Communications Review page 5.) It was agreed at that meeting that Mr Tapp would produce a report for the "States of Jersey." (Tapp review page 5.) This might be significant. Having originally been engaged by the Police it appears that Mr Tapp now accepted a second commission, from the Chief Executive and the Chief Minister and that it was this second commission which resulted in the production of his report. I have no information as to what fee was agreed for that commission.
I have seen the report which Mr Tapp produced in consequence of that meeting. It is dated "November 2008." but no specific date is given. This may be significant because I was suspended on 12th November 2008. I do not know whether or not the report by Mr Tapp was available to the Chief Executive and the Chief Minister prior to that date. In the conclusions of his report Mr Tapp is critical of the media performance of the former Senior Investigating Officer, Mr Lenny Harper. It is these conclusions which are most often quoted and referred to, particularly by those who are sympathetic of Mr Tapps position. But an examination of the full report reveals that the evidence which is offered in support of this conclusion is less straightforward. Media releases and statements made by Mr Harper and quoted in the report include references such as "we have no allegations that anyone died or was murdered here" and " Haute de la Garenne would be treated as a crime scene although there were no allegations that anyone died or had been murdered there." (Tapp report page 22.) Elsewhere in the report there are references to the role of the media attention in persuading witness and victims to come forward. To some extent this aspect of the Tapp report is similar to the work undertaken by Wiltshire Police who tasked an officer to review records of media interviews by Mr Harper, perhaps in the expectation of finding something inappropriate, only to discover that the officer could find only records of repeated attempts to "tone down" the media coverage and a repeated emphasis that there were no allegations of murder (Wilts Media Report pages 586-582.)
Some time during my suspension I read in a newspaper that evidence from Mr Tapp had been given at a Court hearing connected to an abuse trial and that apparently Mr Tapp's evidence had been critical of myself, and that the Court had made some negative comment relating to my role. I cannot offer further informaiton in relation to this. I was never told of any hearing, let alone asked to contribute or to challenge whatever it was that Mr Tapp had to offer. I have since leared that apparently the report by Mr Tapp was used in some evidential way the the defence team representing a person who was subsequently convicted of Child Abuse.

It might be that the purpose of the Tapp Review has been misunderstood and that it has mistakenly been seen or even represented as an independent review prepared on behalf of the Force to assist the investigation. That does not appear to be the case, and for those with the will to find them, Mr Tapps own words make his mandate somewhat different from the norm. The significant revelation appears to me to be that in the text of page 5 where Mr Tapp tells us that he prepared his report following a meeting with the Chief Executive and the Chief Minister and that the report was for the the use of the Islands Government and not the Force. It is probable that Mr Tapp did not know it at the time, but it has since been revealed in the report by Brian Napier QC, that the two persons with whom he met and who commissioned his report had for some months been meeting secretly with others to devise a means by which the Chief Officer of the Force could be suspended from duty. Against that background their meeting with Mr Tapp, fresh from his disappointment with his meeting with me, and ready to be critical of the Abuse Enquiry, could have appeared as a golden opportunity to move their secret agenda forward.
In this context it is difficult to see how either Mr Tapp, or his report, could be fairly described as "independent."






35 THE DEPUTY OF ST. MARY OF THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS REGARDING THE AUTHOR OF A REPORT ADVISING THE STATES OF JERSEY POLICE ON MEDIA-RELATED MATTERS:
Question
In his reply to a written question from the Deputy of St. Martin on 23rd March 2010, the Minister referred to the lengthy quotation which forms part of the judgement in the matter of the Attorney General v. Aubin and others [2009] J.R.C. 035A. in the following terms “The quotation above which is attributed to an outside expert is a quotation from the report of an independent media expert who was called in to advise the States of Jersey Police on media related matters.” Would the Minister inform members who called for this report, when and why, who conducted it, how were those who undertook the review were selected and what their qualifications were? Will the Minister release the report to members as it has already been used in a public court judgement?
Answer
In September 2008 an external media consultant, experienced in working at ACPO level in the UK, was formally engaged by the then Deputy Chief of Police with the knowledge of the Chief Officer of Police to develop an appropriate external communication strategy regarding Operation Rectangle. This was primarily to ensure:
  • That trials and ongoing investigations were not compromised or challenged on the grounds of an abuse of process, based on the information supplied to the media by the States of Jersey Police.
  • That the public were presented with accurate facts.
The external media consultant gave advice on these matters and subsequently resigned from his role. He then produced a written report in relation to his advice. Other issues relating to the report fall both within the ambit of the enquiry being conducted by the Commissioner and the terms of the first Wiltshire Police Report and it is not appropriate for me to express an opinion thereon at this stage.




77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obvious isn't it - the investigation had to be trashed by order of Frankie, in revenge for being made to look like a tool by Esther and Paxo

And Stuart had to be raided and repressed too

Simple as that!!

Anonymous said...

How much was Tapp paid? Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

A report commissioned by Mr. Walker and Mr. Ogley (politians)

"the murder investigation had finished." When their was no evidence Mr. Harper or Power claimed a murder investigation in Jersey?

Politians controlling the police investigation?

Golden handshakes. Data protection right to privacy who is looking out for who?

Dynamite

Deputy Montfort Tadier said...

Interesting blog. The answer given to Deputy Wimberley's question does not completely tally with Graham Power's statement, which suggests the CM answer is incomplete or equivocal.

Note how we are simply told 'He [Tapp] then produced a written report in relation to his advice.' We are not told why or who asked him to do this...

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

A reader say:

"Obvious isn't it - the investigation had to be trashed by order of Frankie, in revenge for being made to look like a tool by Esther and Paxo

And Stuart had to be raided and repressed too

Simple as that!!"

As much as that observation is true - it's truth is confined to a certain level.

There is a bigger - starker - truth, perhaps even more obvious, which the reader is failing to see.

And like many such singular realites - it will crystallise in public perception suddenly - and soon.

The bigger truth is this:

It was Graham Power who had to be trashed.

He was the main target.

Yes - the Jersey oligarchy had to trash the child abuse investigation, certainly.

But they had to trash Graham Power, even more so.

To that extent, attacking both 'targets', the child abuse investigation - and the Police Chief - seemed like a "win-win" for the Jersey mafia; a "perfect" solution.

For in such a foggy tumult of spin - what chance the public discerning the truth?

Especially when the courts join in with it?

Graham Power had to be trashed by "Frankie" - because certain investigations had to be derailed.

I remember writing on my blog - at least two years ago - that the Jersey oligarchy had made a crazed and terminal error - when they chose to make enemies of good men, the calibre of Graham Power.

They do say one of the sure signs of terminal decadence in an 'establishment' is a preponderance of irrational decisions.

It can only be a matter of time before Philip Bailhache has his horse appointed to the Electoral Commission.

Stuart

Ian Evans said...

LETTERS TO LENNY - Part 1

Anonymous said...

Convenient resignation in light of the reply given by Home Affairs Minister to the question asked.

''independent media expert who was called in to advise the States of Jersey Police on media related matters.”


''report commissioned for the States of Jersey'' passed off in States Chamber as the independent report commission by the police.

martin said...

my god we need the british government to step in over here before bailhache gets he,s way

Anonymous said...

How many authorities are going to getting dragged down with this?

Anonymous said...

Deputy Tadier says interesting blog

I say totally explosive blog. The rule of law in jersey has collapsed. This shows it 100% .

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if Tapp's reports were the "scandal" Le Marquand threatened....

But never followed up.

Anonymous said...

That the public were presented with accurate facts

don't make me laugh,since when have the public been presented with accurate facts.
Not by the MSN and not by ministers in the states.
By checking back copies of the JEP and Hansard Rico has exposed the propaganda for what it is,
Well done Rico you are a star!

Anonymous said...

Stuart, they were trashing the abuse enquiry from the start- before the investigations you mention.

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Perceptive comments from readers:

"My god we need the British government to step in over here before Bailhache gets his way."

And:

"I say totally explosive blog. The rule of law in Jersey has collapsed. This shows it 100%."

And:

"How many authorities are going to getting dragged down with this?"

That last comment is in many ways the most fascinating.

There are, of course, a number of actual authorities - in addition to a significant number of individuals - that now face the most dramatic of challenges.

Just for example - the SOJP itself - and THE BBC.

And as that comment about the British government might suggest, the authorities at immediate risk of being "dragged down" include the Crown Dependencies secretariat in Whitehall.

There was always a limit to how much, and for how long, London could continue to cover for, and protect, the Jersey mafia.

That limit was, in reality, passed some time ago - but two or three individuals in that captured apparatus have felt - for whatever reasons - compelled to carry on attempting to defend the plainly indefensible.

Certainly there are a number of highly placed public officials in Jersey - who have been pro-active participants in the corrupt events of the last few years - who will have imagined themselves, for various reasons, to be forever armor-plated against the consequences of their actions.

As I remarked on my blog sometime ago, "these people feel absolutely invulnerable - because they "know" they'll never be prosecuted - because they key component in the corruption IS Jersey's politicised prosecution system."

"After all", as I asked then, "What could possibly go wrong?"

Perhaps even the most hubristic of Jersey oligarchy apparatchiks can now see the answer to that question - unfolded in these blog-postings?

Beware the ides of March.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

Vain, pompous and power crazed politicians high upon thier newly found positions as Ministers. All this giving them a feeling of being on the 'world stage'.

The investment in Jersey Finance, the invention of a golden banana, the overseas travel, signing of reciprocal tax treaties, having the pictures taken with Gordon Brown at the British Irish Council. All about power, ego, control and vanity.

The move to Ministerial govenment was followed by an unprecidented ramping up of islands image and that of its leading politicians.

Old school bully boys finally getting thier 15 minutes of fame.

Then, just when they least expected it, and after such great effort and expense FW is caught on a BBC camera telling SS that he is trying to 'shaft jersey internationally'.

The last thing they wanted was bad publicity for something as apalling as child abuse.

They were out of thier depth and desperate to put a lid on it. Sadly this was the pre-eminent concern.

They placed a higher value on Jersey's image then upon the victims of state sponsored child abuse and called in all the favours they could to manage public opinion.

The whole thing is highly Shakesperian.

And very very tragic.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

So Bill Ogley, Frank Walker and others are having secret meetings to devise a way of suspending a Chief Police Officer during a huge Child Abuse Enquiry. They commission a "journalist" to produce a Report which subsequently is taken as fact, unchallenged in court and seemingly heavily relied upon by Commissioner Pitchers and the State Media to discredit the work of Graham Power, the Chief of Police that Ogley and Walker were trying to get suspended as early as September?

With the "evidence" you have published here serious questions need to be answered into the role being played by Commissioner Pitchers and others.

This all looks like one big charade and you have blown it clean out of the water.

Zoompad said...

The sad thing is, they have spent millions of pounds covering it all up, when they could have spent much less putting right the wrongs. Leaving aside the morality of it all, it makes no sense economically, its like covering up a dog poo with diamonds to hide it instead of cleaning it up.

GeeGee said...

Excellent work Rico - you really are superb and painstaking in your quest for the answers and the truth.

It really does beg the question as to the bigger picture behind all this and just who in positions of power were afraid - yes very afraid - of what this abuse investigation might have discovered.

I know of course that the reputation of this septic Isle was vital in the cover-ups and subsequent 'cock-ups', but I am still not convinced that it does not go even deeper than that.

The truth WILL out thanks to yourself,Stuart and VFC who have not faltered in any way, shape or form to get to the bottom of the many concerns that we should have about this Island.

Thank you

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Have e-mailed Jon Gripton (editor BBC Jersey) with a link to this Blog Posting asking if the BBC find anything of public interest or newsworthy. Considering he has had hold of Graham Power's statement to Wiltshire for around four months and not reported on any of it, one assumes he (BBC) will not report any of your findings either.

Anonymous said...

Look this is all well and good, BUT nothing will ever be done with this information.

rico sorda said...

Don't be so sure.

There is more to come.

I have just done a piece to camera with VFC that should be on the main posting tonight.

rs

rico sorda said...

"Mr Tapp went on to suggest that we should stage a high profile media conference in which the force should effectively denounce some aspects of the early enquiry"

And we know what happened next on the 12th November 2008.

We know that Wiltshire never reached any disciplinary hearings - it never was.

They thought it would all end on the 12th of November and everyone would go on their merry way.

Napier was bang on on so many issues.

I would love to have seen his first draft

rs

Anonymous said...

The Matt Tapp report must be published in full by the Minister of Home Affairs. He wont, of course, do it of his own volition, but somebody in the States needs to ask for it.

Anonymous said...

Voiceforchildren why do you persist with sending emails to BBC Jersey Editor?

How about posting a list in one posting of those politicans and guests to your blog who voiced the same concerns.

I do not believe this has passed by the editors notice of the BBC Jersey considering the correspondence you repeatedly send them.

rico sorda said...

Im sure VFC will answer your comment then we will leave it there. If you don't agree with what he says you can take it up with him on his blog.

I don't want to distract attention away from the importance of this posting

rs

Anonymous said...

So rico do you think there was no such thing as the 'interim met report'?

That Warcup got GP suspended just off of what Matt Tapp had written which was probably stuff he'd been told to write by Gradwell?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

What you have posted here is far too important to be ignored or distracted from.

You said.

"I don't want to distract attention away from the importance of this posting."

Same here and won't be entertaining those who do wish to distract........end of subject.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Rico I was responding to the post made here by VFC.

I agree with him, but he does seem to be banging his head against the wall they dont want to know.

Ian Evans said...

LETTERS TO LENNY PART 2

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

A reader says:

"Voiceforchildren why do you persist with sending emails to BBC Jersey Editor?

How about posting a list in one posting of those politicians and guests to your blog who voiced the same concerns.

I do not believe this has passed by the editors notice of the BBC Jersey considering the correspondence you repeatedly send them."

VFC is quite correct to keep e-mailing the BBC - and equally correct to carry on referring to that correspondence - and to the remarkable and continuing failure of the BBC in Jersey.

It is one of the key features of this whole grotesque failure of effective checks and balances in Jersey.

The BBC is in big trouble - very big trouble - over the Jersey cover-ups.

Just as these events represent a shocking crash into reality on the part of the Jersey oligarchy - an historic encounter with the proverbial "black swan" - so they represent a similar watershed for the BBC as an entity.

Such evidenced corporate governance failures do not pass without senior heads rolling at a national level.

And roll they will have to - for as long as THE BBC aspires to disport itself as an example to the rest of the world's media.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

My comment was badly phrased, certainly not meant to distract.

Like Rico stated on video, the BBC made their bed let them lie in
it.

I thought it could be beneficial to highlight the list of people who have over the years (been guest video interviewed on VFC)voice similar concerns to those VFC emailed to BBC

Sorry, I dont think I am getting my point over.

Ian Evans said...

No, you are sure not getting your point across, but by Christ you keep trying :)

And that's what its all about....

Word V "belyup"

Anonymous said...

Operation Tumour? Is that the name of it? Well done. Your work really has put the rest of jersey's so called 'journalists' to shame. Look forward to your next post. This blog really has come a very long way.

rico sorda said...

Operation Tuma will be heading our way very soon. This was conducted outside of Jersey so was free from influence.

rs

Anonymous said...

So they are coming to cut out the cancer at the heart of Jersey's Elite? NOT BEFORE TIME.

Ian Evans said...

"Operation Tuma will be heading our way very soon. This was conducted outside of Jersey so was free from influence."

You sincerely hope, Rico mate, but I can assure you that every toxic penny of Not So Great Britain and world criminals passes through this island with the backing of the NWO, spelt backward is "OWN"

Take up the common law stance whilst battling these scum, it is the ONLY chance any of us mere plebs have.

Play by their rules, they are the bosses cos they make the rules, step outside of their legal/lawful reach, they cannot touch you :)

rico sorda said...

I know where your coming from Ian but what about the people who don't know about all that stuff and get turned over by the Jersey System.

Lets keep going from all angles

rs

rico sorda said...

"I concluded that Mr Tapp was not a suitable person to assist the Force and that the further expenditure of public funds for his services could not be justified"

Someone needs to get a question in for ILM so they can find out exactly what happened to Tapp after Graham Power sent him on his way. Was Tapp still around when Gradwell went on his media blitz in September 2009? It's looking like he might have been. How much was Tapp paid? The Chief of Police says no thanks so the Chief Executive of the SOJP hires him instead. They only had one window of opportunity to do the deed. Graham Power was on holiday and some folk were leaving office.

rs

Ian Evans said...

What about what? Rico my friend!

"TEACH THEM"!!! Thats all it takes.

"Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day....Teach a man to fish, he will eat every day."

Anonymous said...

Wimberly asked Sen ILM

Would the Minister inform members who called for this report, when and why, who conducted it, how were those who undertook the review were selected and what their qualifications were? Will the Minister release the report to members as it has already been used in a public court judgement?

Answer

In September 2008 an external media consultant, experienced in working at ACPO level in the UK, was formally engaged by the then Deputy Chief of Police with the knowledge of the Chief Officer of Police to develop an appropriate external communication strategy regarding Operation Rectangle. This was primarily to ensure:


The external media consultant gave advice on these matters and subsequently resigned from his role. He then produced a written report in relation to his advice. Other issues relating to the report fall both within the ambit of the enquiry being conducted by the Commissioner and the terms of the first Wiltshire Police Report and it is not appropriate for me to express an opinion thereon at this stage.


And the answer should have been according to graham power


"I since learned that shortly after his meeting with me Mr Tapp had a further meeting with the Chief Executive, Bill Ogley and the Chief Minister Frank Walker (Matt Tapp Communications Review page 5.) It was agreed at that meeting that Mr Tapp would produce a report for the "States of Jersey." (Tapp review page 5.) This might be significant. Having originally been engaged by the Police it appears that Mr Tapp now accepted a second commission, from the Chief Executive and the Chief Minister and that it was this second commission which resulted in the production of his report. I have no information as to what fee was agreed for that commission"

How different can you get

Daniel Wimberley said...

Last sentences of Ian Le Marquand's reply to my question read:

"The external media consultant gave advice on these matters and subsequently resigned from his role. He then produced a written report in relation to his advice. Other issues relating to the report fall both within the ambit of the enquiry being conducted by the Commissioner and the terms of the first Wiltshire Police Report and it is not appropriate for me to express an opinion thereon at this stage."

A few things about this:

First, all of Napier, the "commissioner" who investigated some other aspect I forget which, and Wiltshire, have been concluded. So what is to stop a States member now asking for this document. IleM has consistently said that he believes that members should have every document possible.

Second, the impression given to me by this answer was that the written report of the media consultant was the end of his work for the police.

It was a bit odd that he wrote this report for the police after he had "resigned" - but hell life is not forever and you cannot question everything. But it is clear that in Jersey you have to!

So, having given the impression that our media consultant wrote a report for the police, our Home Affairs Minister also gave the impression that this was the report quoted in court by Judge Commissioner Pitchers.

But was it? It is far more likely that it was the report commissioned by Walker and Ogley.

Rico - next step is surely to get hold of BOTH reports. Somehow.

Another thing – the argument used by Warcup, Gradwell and Tapp that they had to do all this stuff putting everybody straight about the misleading coverage of the HDLG investigation in order to protect the future prosecutions from the defence that the jury would be unduly influenced – that was always nonsense. Why? Because of the Abu Hamza case. Which Judge Pitchers refers to in paragraph 18 iv) of his judgement. (too long to copy here, see Rico’s Matt Tapp post 3. Briefly put - juries can be trusted to work the truth out for themselves and discount lurid stories in newspapers and what politicians say too).

So, why did Warcup not know about the limits to juries being swayed by lurid journalism? He is a top cop, and by Power’s statements to our Scrutiny panel good at the paperwork side. The fact surely is, that he did know. And if he did not know, then as a senior cop, he should have known.

Another thing – do not waste time going down the blind alley of “there is no interim Met report” – I have good reason to believe that it is real. The puzzle is how it came to be produced. I say this because LH says that when the cops from the Met who interviewed him for the final real Met report they said that they had not heard there was an Interim Report. Are there perhaps 2 Mets?

Let’s give the whole lot to John Le Carré . . .

Finally, the Power comments on Tapp are less than clear – Rico, could you ask GP to go through it and remove all the ambiguities, making quite clear in each case which report or review he is talking about? I could not follow it, and as this is such a dense thicket we have to always know what exactly we are talking about.

Anonymous said...

"I concluded that Mr Tapp was not a suitable person to assist the Force and that the further expenditure of public funds for his services could not be justified"

someone needs to ask Ilm In the States what happened next. Urgently

Deputy Montfort Tadier said...

Jersey Conflicts of Interest

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Daniel Wimberley says:

"Finally, the Power comments on Tapp are less than clear – Rico, could you ask GP to go through it and remove all the ambiguities, making quite clear in each case which report or review he is talking about? I could not follow it, and as this is such a dense thicket we have to always know what exactly we are talking about."

And:

"Second, the impression given to me by this answer was that the written report of the media consultant was the end of his work for the police.

It was a bit odd that he wrote this report for the police after he had "resigned" - but hell life is not forever and you cannot question everything. But it is clear that in Jersey you have to!

So, having given the impression that our media consultant wrote a report for the police, our Home Affairs Minister also gave the impression that this was the report quoted in court by Judge Commissioner Pitchers.

But was it? It is far more likely that it was the report commissioned by Walker and Ogley.

Rico - next step is surely to get hold of BOTH reports. Somehow."

I suggest re-reading Graham Power's statement as published in the posting. It is, in fact, perfectly clear.

There were not "two" Matt Tapp reports. There was one. There aren't "two reports" to get hold of.

The single report by Tapp, was the one quoted as though evidenced fact, by judge Pitchers.

Originally, Warcup and co wanted Tapp to produce his report under the auspices of a commission by the Police - to give it more "credibility". Graham Power was not interested, and sent Tapp on his way.

Therefore, unbeknown to Graham Power, Warcup, Frank Walker, Bill Ogley etc, decided to employ Tapp directly, so that his finished report could be delivered to them.

Daniel Wimberley also says this:

"Another thing – do not waste time going down the blind alley of “there is no interim Met report” – I have good reason to believe that it is real."

Well, we'll see about that.

Let us wait and see if the infamous "Interim Met Report" - you know, the one written by a senior Police Officer, Brian Sweeting - the one that contained so many damning criticisms of Lenny Harper and the manner in which Operation Rectangle had been managed - the report that was so scathing it just left no choice on the part of Walker, Ogley and Andrew Lewis to suspend the Police Chief without due process - THE REPORT upon which the entire Jersey oligarchy action against the child abuse investigations was built upon - actually exists?

It's a fascinating question, isn't it?

Because, just imagine for one moment - let us speculate - that THAT report did not exist - and never did.

That would mean London having to intervene in Jersey in the face of a complete breakdown in the rule of law - and quiet a number of Jersey oligarchs going to jail.

So, as far as transparency is concerned, looks like the Jersey oligarchy are going to have to make public Brian Sweeting's damning Interim Met Report.

Because, if they didn't - well - oh dear - err - things wouldn't be looking too clever, would they?

Stuart

rico sorda said...

Could I ask my readers to stay with me on this. I have been on the GP suspension for a long time now for a simple reason - if I could find out the truth behind the suspension I would find the truth about the cover up the rest would fall into place.

I was advised from the very begining that this wouldn't be a sprint but a very long drawn out marathon -stay strong - stay focused and just stay with it. The Voice have never stuopped in our pursuit in getting the justice and truth that all victims of Abuse deserve.

I hope to have a posting up this week that will explain Operation Tuma.

Lets make this clear. I have Operation Tuma - I break no law in having this copy.

I ask for only this from my ruling eliteGovernment

Truth, Honesty and Integrity

I have none

rs

Anonymous said...

This may explain the bigger picture . Some of the claims may be a bit wild but I think it's in the right area -

Merovee-The Can Of Worms

I hope the link works properly .

Anonymous said...

The bottom line seems to be if I am reading all this correctly and after watching your interview on Youtube. Graham Power was suspended on a report written by a media consultant who was employed by Bill Ogley and Frank Walker. Or have I got it wrong?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

"a number have left the service rather than endure what they see as persecution by the regime led by Senator LeMarquand and the now departed David Warcup."

Ian Evans said...

FRUITCAKES AND FREAKS

rico sorda said...

"The bottom line seems to be if I am reading all this correctly and after watching your interview on Youtube. Graham Power was suspended on a report written by a media consultant who was employed by Bill Ogley and Frank Walker. Or have I got it wrong?"

Chief Police Officer Graham Power was suspended from duty on the 12th November 2008

He was suspended because on the 10th November 2008 David Warcup wrote a letter to the Chief Executive Bill Ogley saying he had some very serious concerns concerning the Management of Operation Rectangle. He also sent an Interim Report from the MET
on the same date. This he said backed up all his serious concerns.

On the 11th of November there was a meeting where Warcup & Gradwell explained to the ministers all the serious failings of Operation Rectangle. This was backed up with the MET Interim report sent on 10th.

Graham Power was away on holiday when all this was going on.

He got a phone call to attend a meeting on the 12th. He walked into the meeting and they suspended him.

It was scandalous


All because of Warcup and the Met Interim Report




I have emailed Senator Ian Le Marquand. I've givin him a chance of reply.

He knows I will be going to press very soon

He has a number of issues to decide upon

He will be aware of the seriousness of what I've sent


rs

Anonymous said...

Can you show us the e-mail that you sent?

rico sorda said...

Sorry, it is between me and Senator Le Marquand. I have given him a chance of reply.

I emailed him on friday and sunday. I know he will get back to me - hopefully tomorrow.

rs

Ian Evans said...

LETTERS TO LENNY Part 3

Anonymous said...

I take that Matt Tapp told the truth during his interview with Wiltshire!!! no reason for him to lie.

Here's the crux.

Matt Tapp gets removed from compiling a report for the SOJP and then complies a report for the States of Jersey.

Are we now being told that Matt Tapp an outside Media Consultant was privy to confidential police reports and documents that 'could' have included classified material against suspects in high position whilst compiling a report for the States of Jersey.

Could Mr Power inform us if this is the norm.

I could understand it if he was working for the States of Jersey Police.

Anonymous said...

Were the public informed how many cases were put to the Attorney General and how many dropped?

If they were put to the Attorney General and dropped is that a consequence of confidential police reports being reported on by Mr. Tapp?

Or is it the consequence of the Attorney General holding all the cards?

rico sorda said...

There is a comment at 6.30pm that is asking Graham Power a question. He has sent me his reply. Again one must look at what has been said and the seriousness surrounding the Tapp Report.



Graham Power;


I have been asked to clarify to what extent an external media consultant would have access to confidential police reports and similar issues when conducting work on behalf of a Police Force. There may be formal guidelines on this issue but if there are I do not have access to them now. I can only answer from experience. To the best of my knowledge any external consultant undertaking such a role within a Police Force would be subjected to some degree of vetting and background checks. His or her engagement would also be subject to some form of agreement that what was learned within the Force could only be used for police purposes. It would therefore be a breach of the normal rules governing such working relationships for a consultant to gain access to confidential information while working for the Police and then to use that information while working either independently or on behalf of another client.

Your correspondent has therefore hit upon a key issue in relation to the report compiled by Mr Matt Tapp which has been hitherto described as one which was commissioned on behalf of the Force but which, after examination of the "small print" of the information available, appears to be a report commissioned by the Chief Minister and Chief Executive of the States of Jersey. On the information available (and I accept that I might not have access to all of the information) it appears that the use of information gained by Mr Tapp in his capacity as a consultant to the Force, for purposes associated with his apparent engagement by the Jersey Government is a disturbing development and is one which raises a number of issues not the least of which could be the legality of the use of confidential data for such a purpose. To those concerns I would also add one of my own which relates to the apparent blurring of identity and control between the Islands Police Force and the Islands Government at a time when the Force was investigating serious cases of Child Abuse allegedly committed in institutions run by the same Government, by representatives of the same Government, and allegedly covered-up by persons in positions of authority within that Government.

I hope that this response, admittedly based on what may be an incomplete picture of events, is helpful in replying to your correspondent.

Anonymous said...

Well done Mr. Power.

Its pleasing for a great many informed and decent Jersey people to see you speak so openly and in doing so only confirm what we sadly have always suspected.

Jerseys public administration has been rotten for too long. Too much power is held in the hands of a questionable few with too many self interests and poor checks and balances.

I sincerely hope you speak to the COI later this year. You could well play an important part in helping to build a better framework for the future.

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Graham Power says this:

"To those concerns I would also add one of my own which relates to the apparent blurring of identity and control between the Islands Police Force and the Islands Government at a time when the Force was investigating serious cases of Child Abuse allegedly committed in institutions run by the same Government, by representatives of the same Government, and allegedly covered-up by persons in positions of authority within that Government."

That is - in so many ways - the heart of the matter.

I've expressed the same point myself many times during the last four years.

The actions taken by the States of Jersey to obstruct the exposure and investigation of child abuse - the actions the States of Jersey took to oppress and silence a Social Services Minister, and a Chief of Police - were criminal acts.

These were actions taken by an organisation - that was under very serious criminal investigation - for the purpose of crushing and neutralising those public agents who were seeking to expose the criminal acts of the organisation.

Jersey's public authorities acted to sabotage criminal investigations - because they were the organization under criminal investigation.

And that is not a hypothetical point.

In 2008 I gave statements of formal criminal complaint to the SOJP - in respect of the very obvious fact that the Council of Ministers, Law Officers Department, civil service - and a number of named individuals - had engaged in a straightforward conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, in obstructing - in direct defiance of the Children (Jersey) Law - the Health & Social Services Minister in his legal duties in respect of investigating child protection failures.

But - of course - Graham Power was suspended, before those investigations were complete.

Why do all of those events matter?

They matter because people - vulnerable people - people who were abused - were denied the full and proper protections of the rule of law.

The very key public authorities - the two core bulwarks of protection and justice to the victims of child abuse - the Social Services Minister and the Chief of Police - were directly oppressed - because of their work on behalf of victims of child abuse.

And if vulnerable children - and adults who were abused as children - cannot look to - and expect to enjoy the strong and fearless protections of the Social Services Minister and the Chief of Police - without those two authorities being sabotaged by the government - then the very sky has fallen.

The weak and powerless are not protected by the rule of law.

That is what Jersey's government has come to.

And that is why this long war is being fought to victory.

Jersey can make no claim to being a civilised society - until these crimes feel the weight of justice.

Only then can the vulnerable in our society rest easy - knowing that the law will work as it should - to protect the weak from the strong.

Stuart

Ian Evans said...

A little comment I submitted to Monty's blog :)



Monty, as I have said many times before, the problem is the 'whole' court system and police force.

The corrupt have been in their positions for so long that nothing will change until they are 'ALL' removed from their positions.

Fresh foreign blood in the office of A.G and all the jersey judges removed from office, and replaced with circuit judges from the UK. Myself and Cyril are going to challenge the outright nonsense that a man cannot take out a private criminal prosecution in Jersey without the consent of the A.G....THIS IS JUST CRIMINAL and beyond the realms of comprehension and not in accordance with the law of the land, Common Law.

Then the police force needs taking apart piece by piece as they don't even respond to complaints of criminality anymore. We need shot of the laughing stock that purports to be a police complaints authority, just a bunch of the same private club members watching each others backs.

The whole disgusting mess needs wiping out and rebuilding, and without any of the present criminals having a say in matters.

Just watch what happens with the child abuse Committee Of Inquiry!!!

Deputy Montfort Tadier said...

Rico, have you thought about asking ILM to do a video interview? You could put all these 'loose end' questions to him and see what he has to say.

His religious beliefs do not allow him to lie outright, although he may well equivocate and not tell the 'whole truth', but it would be a useful exercise.

Anonymous said...

I think that would be pointless as Le Marquand never ever answers a question.

Zoompad said...

Matt Tapp was a guest speaker at this seminar on child protection, Rickerbys Education Seminar 23rd June 2009?

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=media%20consultant%20matt%20tapp&source=web&cd=14&ved=0CEYQFjADOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rickerbys.com%2Fuploads%2FRickerbys%2520LLP%2520-%2520Education%2520Matters%25202.pdf&ei=p3keT_jYHs2k8gOy5tGzDg&usg=AFQjCNG3UEwBdQaNp6S0Fnz3NTyXbWSbkQ&sig2=TfnokW7A-TIJsw5EI_GqvA

rico sorda said...

The Minister has not responded or even acknowledged my concerns.

Operation Tuma will be posted today

rs

Anonymous said...

He didnt even have the courtesy to respond? Good grief!

Such is the poor state of public administration in Jersey that an elected official cannot even be bothered to respond to a genuine concern from a member of the public.

And this was the guy who made a very public declaraction upon his election to the chamber that their where no members of the States who were fit for the position of Chief Minister - except of course for him!

And there you have it. Politics Jersey style.

Well I say fire up the rocket rico. It time to start dismanteling this rotten lot and to really expose them for what they are!

Anonymous said...

Zoompad

I have looked at the link you posted and the only mention of Matt Tapp I can find is his capacity for Managing PR public relations media consultant

It appears as though Matt Tapp was involved in the PR for the event of the company of solitors possibly drumming up business.

Anonymous said...

With respect to Deputy Tadier I think the last time rico tried to ask ILM a question he legged it across the royal square.

ILM is in trouble. He knows it. We know it. That interview aint never gonna happen. But it would be very funny if it did.

Ian Evans said...

And off down THE FRONT

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

We never did get to see the DUNSWELL-SMITH REPORT.

Anonymous said...

Rico mate.
What has happened to Trevor Pitman?

Anonymous said...

We know for sure that Bill Ogley was given £500,000 to go in silence. It would seem that Walker & Le Suere were given OBEs for their help(?).And it stands to reason that Tapp was paid most handsomely for his help(?). But we don't know what kind of deal Warcup & Gradwell got out of it.

Anonymous said...

Good investigative work Rico but why do the people of Jersey tolerate such corruption?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

VFC all time TOP TEN.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Leah McGrath Goodman discusses Jersey CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Trailer of exclusive interview with Stuart Syvret on his return from London #CSAinquiry MEETING.

Anonymous said...

Its time you called a truce with people online because you've all been as nasty as one another. I know if you take down shit about people shit about you will come offline automatically. You should think about it, can't see any winners here, all as stubborn as each other.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Lord Reginald Hamilton Tooting Rawley Jones III and Democracy day.........JERSEY STYLE.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Mario Lundy NAMED.