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					July 2012                                                          unProfessional Standards Department               unProfessional Standards Department                                         The home of ‘Noble Cause Corruption’        unProfessional Standards Department                                                                       July 2012
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                          Rogue cop’s exit fuels                                                                                                                                                                                             Police assault set for
                                                                                                                     WYPA: Public servants - or                      as ‘appalling and shocking’. What has
                                                                                                                     police puppets?                                 happened since? WYP referred the
                                                                                                                     Any visitor to the West Yorkshire Police        matter back to the ‘inept and weakly

                          Major BBC interest                                                                                                                                                                                                 extra time & penalties
                                                                                                                     Authority could easily be duped into            managed’ IPCC, who promptly referred
                                                                                                                     thinking that here is a smooth running          it back to WYP to investigate
                                                                                                                     operation with the public interests at its      themselves. You couldn’t make it up
                                                                                                                     core. Not so, I’m afraid. The dispute           except where the great cover-up
                                                                                                                     with the Police Authority Chief Executive       triumvirate of WYP/IPCC?WYPA are                                                                                                                                        Not at Elland Road
                          How many more criminals lurking in WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE                                                                                   involved. This investigation decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A Wakefield businessman, Mr Tony Ramsden, accompanied by his                                     on the night of a
  Major family hope for                                                                                              spawned the uPSD series of newsletters
   BBC programme                                                                                                     ‘Search for the Truth’ (Issue 1) still          was made, in spite of the fact that the                                 14 year old daughter and her 15 year old friend was assaulted in an                              Man U match??
                          Disgraced Pontefract police officer, PC Kevin Liston, has made his long                    rumbles on with High Court action due           current Chief Constable was an ACC in                                   unprovoked attacked by two WYP POU officers following a football
                          overdue departure from West Yorkshire Police. Protected from a string                      to commence against the Authority this          the Command Team that perverted the                                     match last August. He was walking away from police lines minding
                          of criminal offences by his own Professional Standards Department,                                                  week. The latest       course of justice at the time of the
                                                                                                                                              attempted              supergrass trials. Other than this               Sir Norman Bettison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             only for the safety of the minors in his care when in an Ian Tomlinson-
                          Liston’s exit has heightened the BBC’s interest in running a                                                                               sparse information Operation Douglas           part of WYP Command      like incident he was baton struck across the back and then had a
                                                                                                                                              justification not to
                          miscarriage of justice programme, featuring Danny Major. Vital CCTV                                                 publish the public     – a matter of high public interest and         Team during supergrass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           corruption        police horse deliberately ridden into him crushing him against a fence.
                          evidence, which had been deliberately withheld from the Major family                                                questions by Mr        police confidence - is subject to
                                                                                                                                              Sampson and the        information lockdown and specific                                                                                     PSD – Paragons of Self Discipline
                          by PSD’s DI Michael Green prior to Danny’s trial, has been viewed by                                                                       enquiries concerning basic information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What has followed
                                                                                                                                              beleaguered WYP                                                                                                       has been something
                          a senior BBC executive in company with the Police Imaging Unit                                 Fraser Sampson
                                                                                                                                              Legal Services         such as: Name of SIO, terms of                                                                                        During the course of uPSD’s own
                                                                                                                          - police puppet?                                                                                                                          out of Keystone        investigations one recurring feature is the

                          specialist who actually edited the CCTV. It is now abundantly clear                                                 Manager, Mike          reference, timescales etc are rebuffed                                                         Cops – only worse.
        a                 that a grievous perversion was deliberately undertaken by DI Green,                        Percival, has been described as                 by the Force. Hardly the ‘open and                                                             An appalling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           loss of self-control of managerial and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           supervisory officers and the slamming
                                                                                                                     ‘insubstantial and lacking any                  transparent’ gospel that the Command
   corrupt                branded as ‘incompetent and ineffective’ by the trial Judge.                                                                                                                                                                              ‘investigation’,

                                                                                                                                                                     Team love to preach - but only when                                                                                   down the phone mid-conversation on

                                                                                                                     discernible legal merit’. Mr Percival,                                                                                                         on what was
   police officer    Worse than the original conspiracy are           were any level 4 images and since the          having lost his much coveted ‘Force             it suits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          West                                      essentially a tissue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           complainants a Departmental speciality.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We name some of
                                                                                                                     Solicitor’ soubriquet, is also losing
   is the
                     the persistent and disgraceful lies told
                     by PSD’s DI Damian Carr and, the now
                                                                      error of that fallacy was pointed out, they
                                                                      have rebuffed all enquiries concerning         plenty of other legal battles and seems         New complaints website set for                   Yorkshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of lies, was put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    together by PI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    them here. DCS           Helicopter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Brown
   very worst        disgraced paedophile, DC Michael Vause,          the alleged pre-ownership of the               destined to come second best on this
                                                                                                                     one, as well. Indeed, one of the
                                                                                                                                                                     September launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chloe and Tony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tony Thackray                                   (retired), D/Supt        circling
                     when reviewing the case. Eric Major, a                                   computer. CPS in                                                                               The domain name                                                        and signed off
   kind of           retired WYP officer himself told uPSD:                                   Wakefield are          questions that he is so keen to conceal                                 is purchased. The        corruption             by CI Neil Hunter.Unsurprisingly, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trevor Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (retired), D/Supt

                                                                                                                     from the public view concerns the
                     “We are very grateful to those involved in
                     bringing this embryo project together,
                                                                                              unable to explain
                                                                                              why there was no       squandering of £millions of public
                                                                                                                                                                                             hosting is arranged.
                                                                                                                                                                                             The layout, site         described
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IPCC decided that the matter had to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be re-investigated by WYP PSD. As
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Bennett,           was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DCI Viv Cutbill,
   Sir James         and we very much hope that the BBC                                       co-defendant in the    money in pursuing hopeless cases.                                       architecture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as                     you would expect, that only serves to                                  DCI Christopher          not

                     will take up our case. Liston’s timely                                   dock with Vause        The most recent of these was the well                                   navigation are in                               make matters worse as – you guessed                                    Rowley, DI Damian
   Sharples former
   Chief Constable   and well deserved exit also gives new                                    and promised to        publicised reversal this week in the                                    the design stage         ‘appalling             it – in steps DI Damian Carr. His brief?       DCI Viv Cutbill slammed Carr, DI Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             X-Ray 99.
                                                                                                                     Leeds United ground policing case.                                                                                      To try and cover up what has gone
   Merseyside Police impetus to the fight to clear the name of                                ‘look into it’. They                                                                           and the                                                                                            phone down on       Howarth, DS              DI Damian Carr
                     our innocent son. We will never give up.                                 haven’t come up        Anyone in any doubt as to the                                           downloadable             and                    before. At first denying that any officers      Huddersfield barrister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Andrew Lockwood.

                                                                                              with an answer         foolishness of this enterprise need only                                forms are in                                    could be identified Carr was shown on
                     The Courts have dealt with Vause now,
                     and there is every reason to believe we                                  yet. The Police        read the judgement transcript at http://        preparation. On September 3rd a new              shocking’.             just one section of CCTV riot helmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           These are officers who are/were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           charged with upholding high standards
                                                                       Now who did really own Authority say they cases/EWHC/                  police complaints website serving West                                  numbers and then stormed out of a
                     can put Carr before a Judge as well”.                 this computer?                                                                                                                             Lord Chief Justice                                                   of professional behaviour and disciplining
                                                                                              have repeatedly        QB/2012/2113.html As commented in               Yorkshire will launch with a fanfare of                                 meeting at Mr Ramsden’s offices in
                     Ex PC Liston’s tariff of misconduct and                                                                                                                                                          Simon Brown                                                          other officers of lesser rank for incivility.
                                                                      referred enquiries about the Level 4           the Yorkshire Post this marks out WYP           publicity. It will completely change the                                Wakefield. Since then he has managed
                     criminality would fill this entire newsletter                                                                                                                                                                                                                         What does the Command Team do
                                                                      images and provenance of the PC to             as a police force totally enamoured with        face of complaining to the police about                                 to convince himself that the helicopter
                     and yet - as outlined above - he has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  about it? Absolutely nothing. One of
                                                                      PSD – with, unsurprisingly, no response.       the concept of its own seeming                  matters of concern such as incivility,                                  circling above Elland Road was not
                     been protected by PSD, and latterly DI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                them (Rowley) was the Chief’s Staff
                                                                      That begs the question why, under              invincibility yet, over the past two years,     breach of duty and assault. These                                       X-Ray 99 and the Video Van creeping
                     Carr, for almost eight years. We will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Officer immediately before posting to
                                                                      the powers vested in them, the Chief           WYP suffered setback after setback in           account for the vast majority of public                                 slowly alongside did not have it’s
                     report more fully in the next issue the                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PSD and promoted to Supt after a short
                                                                      Executive and Chairman have not                the Criminal and Civil Courts. Policing         complaints at present. The site will offer                              camera switched on or may not have
                     circumstances of his parting from the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 spell there, so work that out for yourself.
                                                                      summoned the Chief Constable to their          at Elland Road features in a quite              practical guidance to members of the                                    had the right equipment on board.
                     Force. Suffice to say, at this stage, that
                     the Command Team were hoping the                 offices and demanded an explanation.           different way across the page and is            public who have received unsatisfactory                                 Yeah, right, DI Carr - twenty minutes         Coming soon in uPSD
                                                                      The public are owed a clear duty of care       also, seemingly, headed for resolution          service from the police. Included on the                                after the end of a Leeds Utd v Man Utd        We look at the case of the constable
                     event would go unnoticed: Just as they
                     did with the paedophilia issues and              from all three regarding who made/             at Court.                                       website will be a searchable knowledge                                  game. Likewise, Carr claims that no           who decided to sell £400,000 of drugs
                     the mystery of the pre-owned computer            downloaded those Level 4 images and                                                            base/case history/feedback section that                                 other CCTV exists despite written             rather than incinerate them and the
                                                                      whether the computer was Vause’s at            Operation Douglas: A case of                    will enable complainants to see whether                                 police admissions that it has been            inspector who signed them off as
                     (see below).
                                                                      the time or not. There is a very simple        Information lockdown?                           the offending officers have ‘previous’ or                               seized from private companies adjoining       though they had been.
                                                                      rule of thumb operates with West               It is just a year almost to the day since       the type of incident is repeating itself.                               the site of the incident. Mr Ramsden
                          PSD Paedophile and the mystery              Yorkshire Police and it is clearly evident     the story broke in the local, regional and      This will be the first police-interest                                  has had to put up with this type of           Contact us
                          of the pre-owned computer                   here. The longer it takes to provide an        national press concerning Operation             website that puts the requirements of                                   rubbish for almost eleven months but          If you want to get in touch email us at
                          Since the last issue of uPSD repeated       answer the less likely it is to be truthful.   Douglas. An extraordinary tale of West          the public first and will be professionally                             he has now decided to employ a                unprofessionalstandards-wyp@yahoo.
Police Authority Chairman
     fails to summon      enquiries have been made at the WYP         On this particular point they have TIC’s       Yorkshire Police corruption and                 run with the principal aim of securing            We make the rules     leading police complaints solicitor to You may have a problem or a               Mounted police on duty
     Chief Constable      press office who at first denied there      as long as my arm.                             perversion was described by Law Lords           just, fair and proportionate outcomes.            around here, sonny    force the issue.                              story about someone you know.                   outside LUFC stadium
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