Wednesday, January 4, 2012

THE MATT TAPP REPORT

 
Former CPO Graham Power QPM




DCO Lenny Harper




DCO/ACO David Warcup






D/Supt Mick Gradwell










What I will be showing our readers is the role played by outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp 



His role in Operation Rectangle -"The Jersey Historic Child Abuse Investigation" has gone under the radar 



First I must remind the readers who held what position in 2008




The posts I will be doing will be going right to the heart of the Cover-Up





Former Chief of Police Graham Power QPM


Graham Power was appointed Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police on November 1st 2000  he was suspended  on November 12th 2008 He was the Chief of Police during Operation Rectangle up until  his suspension. He left the force in July 2010 having retired 


Here are the links to blog posting regarding Graham Power:


Q&A WITH GARHAM POWER


SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF GRAHAM POWER


NAPIER REPORT


GRAHAM POWER A SKELETON ARGUMENT


GRAHAM POWERS JUDICIAL REVIEW


GRAHAM POWERS LETTER TO PPC


SUSPENSION REVIEW 1


SUSPENSION REVIEW 2


SUSPENSION REVIEW 3

 

GRAHAM POWERS 2ND AFFIDAVIT







DCO Lenny Harper


Lenny Harper joined the States of Jersey Police in May 2002 he was the Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle (The Jersey Historic Child Abuse Investigation). Lenny Harper retired from the States of Jersey Police force at the end of July 2008 whilst the Child Abuse Investigation was still on going.


Here are links to Blog Postings Regarding Lenny Harper;


SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF LENNY HARPER


ACPO 1


ACPO 2


ACPO 3 & 4


LENNY HARPERS 2ND Affidavit


INTERVIEW WITH LENNY HARPER 1


INTERVIEW WITH LENNY HARPER 2


INTERVIEW WITH LENNY HARPER 3


INTERVIEW WITH LENNY HARPER 4







Deputy Chief Officer David Warcup



DCO David Warcup joined the States of Jersey Police on the 4th August 2008. He was made Acting Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police following the suspension of Graham Power in November 2008. David Warcup came to Jersey following his retirement from Northumbria Police.  David Warcup took up the running of Operation Rectangle. David Warcup resigned from the States of Jersey Police and left on the 31st December 2010.


David Warcup did give evidence to the Home Affairs Scrutiny Sub Panel concerning the BDO Review into the financial side of Operation Rectangle 


I will not going into all the issues concerning David Warcup - there are many.


Here are links to Blog Postings concerning David Warcup:


NAPIER REPORT


BDO 19 THE WARCUP SUBMISSION


BDO 23 THE WARCUP TRANSCRIPTS 


 SUSPENSION REVIEW 1







D/Superintendent Mick Gradwell



D/Supt Mick Gradwell joined the States of Jersey Police in September 2008.  He was appointed on a years seconded from Lancashire Police until he retired in September 2009.


D/Supt Mick Gradwell took over as Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle in September 2008 up until the day he left in September 2009


Again I wont go over the serious issues concerning Mick Gradwell here - there are t many.  He will be featuring heavily in the forthcoming blog  posts.


This SIO was leaking information to an infamous journalist David Rose 


This SIO was asked to give evidence to the Home Affairs Scrutiny Sub Panel. This SIO declined to do so. This SIO was discrediting the hard work of the Rectangle Team from the day he landed. This SIO said Operation Rectangle was a financial mess - when he was challenged to put up he ran away and hasn't been seen since.  He was the only person who declined giving a Submission or evidence.  


When I busted him leaking information he was challenged by a reporter from the Lancashire Press - this is what he said


LANCASHIRE PRESS


This was on the 21st June just when the Home Affairs Review was kicking off. Look at what Gradwell says. 


You don't need to Einstein to work out why he is still running like Forest Gump . 


You see, this man was a busted flush when the call came. 


"But today, Mr Gradwell hit back."

He said: “There’s no mystery about what I’ve said.

"I thought it was a shambles with no financial management.

“I don’t regard that as a leak, though having worked there I’m not surprised at this.

“I’m on record as quoting information from the report.

"I released it when asked the questions on TV, online and in the papers.

“I didn’t leak a report. After I left I said my version of what happened including a mass overspend, a poorly-managed fiasco where the lead detective made unnecessary trips and took his notes with him.”


MICK GRADWELL THE EVIDENCE



I will leave it there. 



All will be explained in the up-coming posts 



Did they really use the Interim Metropolitan Police Report when Graham Power was suspended?




Rico Sorda



Team Voice

31 comments:

Ian Evans said...

Keep at it mate :)

A LITTLE REMINDER OF OUR CORRUPT COURTS

Sarah said...

I wonder how much gradwell was paid to be 'seconded' over to Jersey to publicaly bad mouth the extremely serious police investigation carried into child abuse and possible murders?

How that man can carrying on working in the office of police constable is beyond me. He's a disgrace.

rico sorda said...

Hi Sarah,

Mick Gradwell is now retired from the police force. His year spent with the States of Jersey Police is a very interesting one indeed.

All he did was trash the investigation - the one he was meant to be leading. I will be showing how this man trashed the work of decent hard working coppers who uncovered the most appalling abuse & then used their work for his own glory.

rs

Zoompad said...

Mick Gradwell has retired, how nice for him, because that means he now has more free time to do the lucrative business club after dinner talks and the BBC 5 live debates. Plus he has his little journo weekly niche at the Lancashire Evening Post.

rico sorda said...

Again I say look at what Gradwell said to the Lancashire press

This was on the 21st June just when the Home Affairs Review was kicking off. Look at what

Gradwell says.


"But today, Mr Gradwell hit back."

He said: “There’s no mystery about what I’ve said.

"I thought it was a shambles with no financial management.

“I don’t regard that as a leak, though having worked there I’m not surprised at this.

“I’m on record as quoting information from the report.

"I released it when asked the questions on TV, online and in the papers.

“I didn’t leak a report. After I left I said my version of what happened including a mass overspend, a poorly-managed fiasco where the lead detective made unnecessary trips and took his notes with him.”

This is the Senior Investigating Officer. The man the Abuse Survivors had to trust and yet he is talking utter rubbish. He then gets the chance to put his version across, UNDER OATH, yet declines.

"I thought it was a shambles with no financial management."

Really Mick? Yet you ran a mile when you were going to be asked some real hard questions by the Scrutiny Sub Panel.

Couldn't shut you up when the call came from our complicit MSM.

An utter disgrace - but it gets worse

rs

Anonymous said...

"and took his notes with him."

Yet Lenny strongly denies this. I know who I find more believable, and it ain't Grabwell!

rico sorda said...

Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand


Minister's statement on historic child abuse

Jersey's Home Affairs Minister says he is satisfied that the police enquiry into historic cases of child abuse was fully and properly concluded. Senator Ian Le Marquand also says some reporting of the issue was exaggerated.

He has this morning made the following statement to States members:

"During the Review that was recently conducted in relation to the BDO Alto report into financial management of the part of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry which related to Haut De La Garenne, I was reminded of the exaggerated nature of some of the reporting in this area and agreed, in fairness to Mr Power and Mr Harper, to make a press statement to seek to correct the worst exaggerations.

"These exaggerations included allegations that most of the cost of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was wasted and that digging should never have started at Haut De La Garenne. Some of the reported criticism of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry has wrongly led some people to the conclusion that, in some way, the whole enquiry had been discredited.

"The definitive reports in this area are the two reports of the Wiltshire Police. Those reports conclude amongst other things:

1) That the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was appropriately managed in its early stages.
2) That issues of serious concern did arise in relation to the financial management and other aspects of the investigation in relation to Haut De La Garenne.
3) That the decision to start digging at Haut De La Garenne was not so clearly wrong as to give rise to a disciplinary issue.

"In my press conference in July 2010, I indicated my view that, once a piece of material had been wrongly identified by an anthropologist as being part of a child's skull, it was reasonable that the digging at and around Haut De La Garenne should continue, but that once the forensic experts indicated that the item was not human skull, the reason for continued digging ceased.

"I also now wish to affirm and confirm that the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was much wider than the Haut De La Garenne investigation, and that this enquiry led to a significant number of successful prosecutions as well as to the discovery of significant other allegations of physical and sexual abuse which did not, for a variety of reasons, lead to successful prosecutions.

"The Enquiry continued until 2010 and I am satisfied that the Police investigations were fully and properly concluded in relation to the various allegations of abuse which were made".

rico sorda said...

I just wonder if the Scrutiny Review opened ILM's as to what was going on down the SOJP under Warcup.

This has come about because of the hard work of the bloggers not the state media.

ILM must still be defensive because of what he has done these past years but I knew he was shocked when he read the Warcup submissions to Scrutiny and that Gradwell had decided to take the slow boat to china instead of giving evidence.

Well I have more coming out

Again, I must thank the Scrutiny Sub Panel for an excellent piece of work.

rs

rico sorda said...

This is an excellent read on the Statement released by ILM

http://st-ouennais.livejournal.com/149875.html

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

The Scrutiny Sub Panel's Report was and excellent piece of WORK

Ian Le Marquand should be thankful that Jersey has a State Media otherwise this cover-up would never have happened. Furthermore he would have been ripped to shreds by any competent "journalist" for this Press Release. He gave the State Media all the fuel for the fire in the first place and has had more than enough time and opportunity to correct the dribble fed to us by the State Media.

Still, on a positive note, it is encouraging to see that Ian Le Marquand has finally, and begrudgingly, vindicated Lenny Harper and Graham Power.

Anonymous said...

Harper and Power completely vindicated by Ian Le Marquand is the result of pressure put on him by bloggers. The tide is turning and the state media are getting drowned.

rico sorda said...

Now, having thought about that, let me now add this. It's taken from the speech Senator ILM made on the Amendment brought by Deputy Tadier concerning the Law Office on the 1st March 2011;

"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."

You see if Roger Barra had done any research he could have ripper ILM apart on his show this morning

rs

Anonymous said...

Did they really use the Interim Metropolitan Police Report when Graham Power was suspended?

What?

rico sorda said...

Did they really use the Interim Metropolitan Police Report when Graham Power was suspended?

What?

I will be explaining this over the coming weeks. This has to do with Matt Tapp the outside Media Consultant brought in by David Warcup in September 2008

rs

rico sorda said...

Lenny Harper will be on BBC Radio Jersey just after 5 this evening. Will they give a fair go? I hope so. If not we will.

rs

Zoompad said...

I have seen a solicitor about the harassment I am getting on my blog and been advised to inform the police. I am about to do so, steeling myself to it, because after my horrible experiences and the way Stafford Police have treated me in the past, it's hard for me, but I am going to do it. I have every right to be protected from harassment and bullying, same as anyone else.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Exclusive Interview with Stuart Syvret PART ONE

Anonymous said...

Can someone record this as there maybe some people who are unable to listen to it live. And you can count me in on that list of people .. :-)

thnx

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

Mr Le Marquand, as Lenny Harper calls him, tried to palm off the Home Affairs Ministry to Farnham.
But when desperation set in after Ozouf pipped him to the post for Treasury Minister, Mr Le Marquand, to keep a Ministerial post, took back his Home Affairs....

Warts and all!?

Anonymous said...

Damn i missed the Lenny Harper interview.Been scratching my head trying to remember what i should have been listening to at 5pm.
I look forward to the link.

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.


This was the paragraph that jumped to mind as soon as i heard that ILM was to release a statement. Sadly i did not have access to it,otherwise I would have emailed it to Roger Bara. Mind you,would ILM withdraw that statement?


re CTV. They could not have given a more abreviatted report on ILM's statement!

Following the programme we were treated to the CTV trailer for their anniversary programmes.Karen Rankine gives a little speech in which she says something to the effect that they TELL THE TRUTH !

xJHB

rico sorda said...

I have said before that when I started investigating the Bdo report I had no idea where it would lead. What it did do was blow a hole in the cover-up. We managed to sneak in through the backdoor.

I can see why they tried to pull out all the stops in getting it stopped before it was even off the ground. The statement from ILM today would have been unthinkable a year ago. There is still much to do. I will have my next posting up on Sunday when I will start exposing this cover-up even more and the huge role the Jersey Evening Post had in it.

We must never ever forget the victims of abuse. Even on days like today when ILM is doing what he does best
(confuse everyone)

Onwards we go

No stopping

Rs

Sharrock Scrotum said...

The Scrutiny sub-panel's review really was an excellent piece of work I have to agree. The fact that ILM has now made this backpeddling statement is largely down to their work and the bloggers who took the slings and arrows and kept going.

So what about saying sorry to deputies Pitman, Wimberley and Tadier who you wanted to remove Senator? The statement really should have gone a lot further so maybe Dep Pitman will consider putting out a response? I hope so.

Larry rivers said...

I think Trevor Pitman should now also make a statement. ILM's been allowed to get away with making a confusing 'non-statement' that is supposed to keep everybody happy. Frankly its pony.

The states dont even sit for 10 days. Why now?

There's always a reason with this lot.

That is their achillies heel.

Larry rivers said...

"The Scrutiny sub-panel's review really was an excellent piece of work I have to agree. The fact that ILM has now made this backpedling statement is largely down to their work and the bloggers who took the slings and arrows and kept going.!

Show me the back peddle?

Lay it out.

COI coming aoon.

Want my say.

rico sorda said...

Hi Larry

So what do you say?

rs

Anonymous said...

Would like to watch the ctv award winning documentary.Can you point me towards a link please Rico.

Anonymous said...

BBC iPlayer link of Ian Le Marquand and Lenny Harper, Radio Jersey, 5/11/12, Simon Jupp 4pm show. Starts at 5.12pm, i.e. 1h12mins into broadcast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00mfy55

Ian Evans said...

RADIO WITH LENNY HARPER & THE CLOWN PRINCE

Ian Evans said...

Reporting on Jersey's THREE MONKEYS

rico sorda said...

Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand


Minister's statement on historic child abuse

Jersey's Home Affairs Minister says he is satisfied that the police enquiry into historic cases of child abuse was fully and properly concluded. Senator Ian Le Marquand also says some reporting of the issue was exaggerated.

He has this morning made the following statement to States members:

"During the Review that was recently conducted in relation to the BDO Alto report into financial management of the part of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry which related to Haut De La Garenne, I was reminded of the exaggerated nature of some of the reporting in this area and agreed, in fairness to Mr Power and Mr Harper, to make a press statement to seek to correct the worst exaggerations.

"These exaggerations included allegations that most of the cost of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was wasted and that digging should never have started at Haut De La Garenne. Some of the reported criticism of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry has wrongly led some people to the conclusion that, in some way, the whole enquiry had been discredited.

"The definitive reports in this area are the two reports of the Wiltshire Police. Those reports conclude amongst other things:

1) That the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was appropriately managed in its early stages.
2) That issues of serious concern did arise in relation to the financial management and other aspects of the investigation in relation to Haut De La Garenne.
3) That the decision to start digging at Haut De La Garenne was not so clearly wrong as to give rise to a disciplinary issue.

"In my press conference in July 2010, I indicated my view that, once a piece of material had been wrongly identified by an anthropologist as being part of a child's skull, it was reasonable that the digging at and around Haut De La Garenne should continue, but that once the forensic experts indicated that the item was not human skull, the reason for continued digging ceased.

"I also now wish to affirm and confirm that the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was much wider than the Haut De La Garenne investigation, and that this enquiry led to a significant number of successful prosecutions as well as to the discovery of significant other allegations of physical and sexual abuse which did not, for a variety of reasons, lead to successful prosecutions.

"The Enquiry continued until 2010 and I am satisfied that the Police investigations were fully and properly concluded in relation to the various allegations of abuse which were made".

Anonymous said...

Dear Rico
What is your view on the Met review of the Maddie case? Similar to Jersey or should we relax and wait for justice to be done?