Corruption at Scotland Yard

Metropolitan police’s anti-corruption unit faces investigation Claims of malpractice against force include interfering in investigations and racism Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent Sun 22 Jul 2018 11.14 BST Last modified on Sun 22 Jul 2018 22.14 BST One Met police officer is under criminal investigation and three have been formally notified they are under disciplinary investigation for gross misconduct. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Scotland Yard’s anti-corruption unit is facing an investigation over claims of “serious corruption and malpractice” within its ranks. The police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, said the claims related to the Metropolitan police’s directorate of professional standards. Among the allegations against the force are interfering in investigations, racism and turning a blind eye to wrongdoing. The IOPC said one officer was under criminal investigation. That officer and two others have been formally notified they are under disciplinary investigation for gross misconduct. The watchdog is also considering whether it should investigate the conduct of around 10 other officers, but has made no decision yet on whether they need to. Advertisement The Met is Britain’s biggest police force … Continue reading

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Letter to Brian Pead’s MP – Sir Henry Bellingham

Dear Sir Henry, I draw your attention to the Editorial in today’s Guardian (2 July 2018, Journal, page 2) with regard to the “breathtaking hypocrisy of the UK’s role in human rights abuses”. (Article below) Whilst the Editorial focused on the UK’s cover-up of human rights abuses perpetrated by the United States, it is surely applicable to those abuses perpetrated by the UK Government. I refer, of course, to the myriad abuses perpetrated against me by all branches of the Conservative government in an attempt to defame and cover up my exposure of child abuse in Lambeth, Harpenden, the Met Police et al. I also refer to the human rights abuses perpetrated against my daughter, her husband, her children and her half-brothers. Norman Lamb, your close Parliamentary colleague in North Norfolk, has championed whistleblowers  against the Royal Bank of Scotland (http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/rbs-norfolk-whistleblower-battle-with-bank-ruined-my-health-1-4892611) and also in the NHS (https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/473) to such an extent that he even called for an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons, and, as you are aware, I have written to you on several occasions asking you to … Continue reading

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