I have added this interview with Constable Crowcroft that he gave on the 12th November 2009 a year after the suspension of the former Chief of Police Graham Power QPM. What he says is so bang on the money its scary. The thing that upset me so much is that it is still as relevant today as it was back in 2009. The issues are so serious that to just push them aside and move on is scandalous. I was very angry and upset. We, civilian bloggers are out on a limb in doing the investigative work but we do it because it is right. The survivors of Abuse haven't gone away and nor has the suspension of a Chief of Police who along with his DCO Lenny Harper and their dedicated team smashed the veil of secrecy concerning decades of Abuse.
After publishing the Met Interim Report I thought that I would contact two politicians who were in the States at the time former Deputy Andrew Lewis gave his in-camera speech as to why he suspended the former Chief of Police Graham Power QPM. I was interested to know if what Lewis said backed up with what I had published.
The reply I received from Constable Crowcroft horrified me for many reasons.
In the constables favor he has been vocal on all the issues and supported the former Chief of Police at his Complaints Board Hearing review.
Should I follow the Constables lead and stop right now? If the majority of the States are willing to move on from Child Abuse and the breakdown in the rule of law why should I give a hoot as to what's going on.
>From: rico sorda
>Subject: Met interim report
>To: email@example.com, "roy herissier"
>Date: Monday, 13 February, 2012, 18:35
>I have now published the Met Interim Report
>Does it stack up with what Andrew Lewis told the States during the in-camera debate? The reason for asking is that you were both in the States when it happened.
From: rico sorda
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; roy herissier
Sent: Thursday, 16 February 2012, 14:09
Subject: Re: Met interim report
Im still waitiing for a reply on this as it is a very serious issue
From: Le Herissier
Subject: Re: Met interim report
To: "rico sorda" , "email@example.com"
Date: Thursday, 16 February, 2012, 18:01
I have been away a few days so your apparent deduction that we are not treating this seriously is wrong.
From what I recall, and BoB H would be a better source as he followed this in detail, Dep Lewis relied a lot on the expertise of those who advised him and made reference to this as a crucial matter.
I cannot recall his exact reference to the Met Report. although it clearly influenced his thinking,
Roy Le h
From: Simon Crowcroft
Subject: RE: Met interim report
To: "Le Herissier"
Date: Thursday, 16 February, 2012, 18:35
I can only add to Roy's comment that these are events that happened some time ago and most of those responsible have left office. I am not sure what purpose is served in raking over the matter. I exposed what I considered to be the political interference and the scapegoating of Graham Power but the States of the day were not interested, so why would today's States be any different? Sorry to be less than keen but we have new matters to deal with, so limited time in which to take up the cudgels about this.