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Email trail Neil Wilby and ACC Garry Shewan GMP

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									From: Neil Wilby <neil.wilby@btinternet.com>
To: "Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk" <Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk>
Cc: "PaulJ.Rumney@gmp.police.uk" <PaulJ.Rumney@gmp.police.uk>;
"Amanda.Coleman@gmp.police.uk" <Amanda.Coleman@gmp.police.uk>;
"Jayne.Jones@gmp.police.uk" <Jayne.Jones@gmp.police.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 19:34
Subject: Re: Operation Redbone

ACC Shewan

Thank you for the prompt response.

Your meeting tomorrow - and any subsequent response arising from it - will have no bearing on the
course of action I set out in my earlier email.

I have made what I believe is a very accurate assessment of what your responses to my questions
should have been and this will form part of my formal complaint against you.

Having met you, and given your involvement in what I consider to be my "die in the ditch" cause (the
Danny Major miscarriage of justice), I am desperately disappointed by the way you have behaved.

Yours sincerely


Neil Wilby



From: "Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk" <Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk>
To: neil.wilby@btinternet.com
Cc: PaulJ.Rumney@gmp.police.uk; Amanda.Coleman@gmp.police.uk; Jayne.Jones@gmp.police.uk
Sent: Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 18:03
Subject: Re: Operation Redbone

Neil

You are correct in assuming I would seek legal advice.

As I explained to you I had a full week of commitments last week. I am meeting to discuss your
request with our Professional Standards and Legal Branch tomorrow.

You will receive a response in due course.

Garry

From: Neil Wilby [mailto:neil.wilby@btinternet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 05:51 PM
To: Garry Shewan
Cc: Paul J Rumney; Amanda Coleman; Jayne Jones
Subject: Re: Operation Redbone

ACC Shewan
Thank you for your email dated 17th.
On any reasonable view, seven days is sufficient time to respond to my email, even allowing
for the fact that at least one of the questions would have required legal advice before
answering.
Your failure to reply substantively is disappointing, on a personal level, and persuades me to
invoke this infallible theory: The longer it takes a police officer to respond to enquiries, the
less likely the answer is to be truthful.
At the end of the day is up to you whether, or how, you respond. You have the right to
silence in the same way any other citizen has but, correspondingly, it harms your integrity
and public standing by choosing not to provide answers.
For my part, I have grown weary of trying to persuade senior police officers to behave
honestly and discharge their duties appropriately. That quest began on 9th July 2009 with a
letter to Sir Norman Bettison and you are very well aware how that matter progressed. It is
on record, in some considerable detail, that I never wavered in my belief that something
was seriously amiss in his police force and the actions I have taken to redress that position.
As indicated in my email of the 17th, I will now embark on the formal complaint route and
my submissions in this regard will be made to GMPOPCC within the next seven days. Those
will include an audio copy of the interchange between us at Greater Manchester Police HQ
concerning Fraser Sampson/ACPO officers engaged with West Yorks Police. Your subsequent
claim to be “an honest cop” is also on that tape. Refusal to answer straightforward, factual
issues will, quite properly, be measured against that.
There is, in my informed view, sufficient probative material to ensure the complaint is
recorded, an investigator appointed and the complaints against you subsequently upheld. I
simply would not embark on the exercise if I believed otherwise.
Yours sincerely

Neil Wilby

From: "Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk" <Garry.Shewan@gmp.police.uk>
To: neil.wilby@btinternet.com
Cc: PaulJ.Rumney@gmp.police.uk; Amanda.Coleman@gmp.police.uk; Jayne.Jones@gmp.police.uk
Sent: Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 19:10
Subject: Re: Operation Redbone

Neil

I will respond when I have had chance to reflect upon your e-mail.

However I am committed to a range of activities this week.

I will keep you informed over when you can expect a response from me.

Garry Shewan
Sent from the handheld device of Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan
Neighbourhood Policing & Confidence
Greater Manchester Police
garry.shewan@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Follow me on Twitter @ACCGarryShewan

From: Neil Wilby [mailto:neil.wilby@btinternet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 06:30 PM
To: Garry Shewan
Subject: Operation Redbone
ACC Shewan

There have been several interchanges on Twitter between us that give rise to concern.

Before I decide whether to file a formal complaint under the PRSRA 2011 in connection with your
Force's, and in particular your own, failings on Operation Redbone would you please be kind enough
answer the following questions:

1. Did you see any of the Tweets from uPSD to you dated 28th August, 3rd Sept or 9th Sept 2013? If
not, why not? It raised a matter that has attracted a high level of attention in the national media and
in Parliament.

2. Have your Communications department at any time drawn your own attention to the many Tweets
made either by me or uPSD concerning Op Redbone and in which they were copied?

3. Did either DCC Hopkins or ACC Eastwood draw your attention to the Tweets sent to them
concerning Op Redbone.

4. Did the GMPOPCC draw your attention to the Op Redbone matter?

5. Why did you delete the Tweet concerning Jason Begley after I had challenged the veracity of it's
content.

6. Did you not see my Tweet dated 24th August raising the issue of its deletion?

I am further troubled by what I believe is inappropriate direct messaging of mutual contacts claiming
you have done nothing wrong. That, in effect, impugns my judgement and/or integrity without the
third party hearing or seeing the evidence.

I look forward to your response.

Thank you


Neil Wilby


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