|DEPUTY ANDREW LEWIS|
WILTSHIRE (OPERATION HAVEN 1)
On the 12th November 2008 Deputy Andrew Lewis as Home Affairs Minister suspended the Chief of Police Graham Power QPM on what can only be described as spurious grounds. This act was the only significant Ministerial decision he made during his very short tenure as Home Affairs Minister before retiring from politics at the end of 2008.The above action set in chain an Independent Disciplinary Investigation by Wiltshire Constabulary.This was named Operation Haven 1.
Wiltshire were called in to conduct a disciplinary investigation into Operation Rectangle. This was led by Chief Constable Brian Moore. Wiltshire was not the end of a disciplinary procedure but the beginning. What happened next went beyond farcical. Graham Power prepared his defence case which included a 94page 62,000 word document. Wiltshire then missed every deadline set. In fact, they didn't finish their report until mid 2010. By then Graham Power had left the States of Jersey Police. Wiltshire was meant to report their findings in March 2009. Graham Power was denied the opportunity to state his defence case. Deputy Andrew Lewis has continuously attempted to rely on the allegations made against Graham Power in Operation Haven 1 in order to justify his suspension of the former Chief of Police.
Andrew Lewis wants to rely upon unproven - untested allegations contained in the prosecution case.
Andrew Lewis has no shame and is bringing the States of Jersey into disrepute by continuing this absurd attempt to clear his name. Clearly Deputy Andrew Lewis doesn't comprehend that natural justice dictates that an accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He is clutching at straws. Graham Power is innocent of all allegations in Haven 1. That's not me saying that - that's the law.
Even in the States today Deputy Andrew Lewis was saying how Wiltshire was a damning report. This makes Deputy Andrew Lewis incredibly stupid or extremely desperate.. He should just resign from the states and save himself and his political colleagues anymore shame.
The verdict is in. It cost the taxpayer 23million pounds. P.P.C should be looking at what sanctions they can impose on Deputy Lewis not rehashing such a costly investigation.
WILTSHIRE WAS THE PROSECUTION CASE
DO THE HONOURABLE THING DEPUTY LEWIS AND GO