Police ‘bullying’ is a thing of the past, says minister
By Diane (shackles) Simon
Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand
SIGNIFICANT progress has been made during the past two years in changing the culture of bullying and arrogance which affected the States police, says Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand.
And the positive changes have come under the leadership of former acting police chief David Warcup and his deputy, Barry Taylor, said the Senator.
Commenting at the end of the historical child abuse inquiry, Senator Le Marquand said that there had been cultural issues in the force which were exacerbated under the leadership of police chief Graham Power and his deputy, Lenny Harper.
‘I noticed a culture of bullying in certain areas and a culture of arrogance,’ said Senator Le Marquand. ‘The message coming from senior management tended to be “We are the expert professionals and we know better than you”, and that attitude was being passed down the force.’
AND SPEAKING OF BULLYING:
What about my case Mr Le Marquand?
In 2006 I was needlessly beaten by four police officers, who then went on to perjure themselves in Le Marquand's courtroom. Le Marquand as the presiding judge, heard a tape recording of the incident at trial, then just dismissed this evidence because he said he couldn't hear it!!!
The case went to a Royal Court appeal, where Francis Hamon stated that he "heard every word" on the recording, also twice stating that I had shown the police to have perjured themselves, then just dismissed the same evidence as Le Marquand had.
I made a formal complaint to Police officer David Warcup, who along with the Attorney General William Bailhache, just dismissed my complaints of police brutality and perjury.
I then complained about Warcup and Bailhache, which complaints were reverted back to Le Marquand, the now Home Affairs Minister! He then dismissed my complaint against Warcup saying that Warcup was just following proceedure!!! Boy, was he!!!
So, I pressed on with a new complaint against Warcup, and also complained about Le Marquand covering up my complaints!!! This was handled by ADCO Barry Taylor, who after initiating investigation number three, into my complaints, came back to me a year later with the surprise news that NO POLICE OFFICER was guilty of any wrongdoing!!!
It has now been at least fifteen months since my complaint against William Bailhache and Ian Le Marquand, and not a God damned word from the Law Officers Department? Not even an acknowledgement that they have received the complaint? Let alone, are dealing with it in a fair and impartial manner!
I have today, just been informed by ADCO Barry Taylor that I must get a court order to see the report from the third investigation carried out by two ex policemen from the mainland?
What are the odds of this document being declared "NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST" ???
Below are two of the letters of complaint with regard to Le Marquand and Warcup....
Mr I B Le Marquand
Home Affairs Department
11 Royal Square, St Helier
19 December 2009
Dear Mr Le Marquand
Thank you for your letter of 11/11/2009, it was most humorous. As you have probably realised by now, my next complaint will centre on your appointment to oversee this issue. You were the presiding judge at my trial, you failed to adjourn the case for a professional transcription of the recording to be compiled as you said you could not hear the recording, and you allowed four Police Officer’s to get away with Grave & Criminal Assault and Perjury, whilst fining me £500 in the process, This is not justice Sir !!!
Furthermore, there is a clear lack of impartiality or independence in your findings given the roll you occupied in this case, and, as I was advised that Mr Austin Vautier would be overseeing matters.
Turning now to your analysis of Mr Warcup’s roll, “I have concluded that Mr Warcup has simply acted in accordance with the provisions of the Police(Complaints and Discipline)(Jersey) Law, 1999, and that the correct process for dealing with your complaint has been observed.” Do I take it then, that said (Jersey) Law allows policemen to beat the crap out of people for no reason, and then go on to perjure themselves in a court of law to secure an unlawful and corrupt conviction, and indeed, to cover up their own crimes ? Truly Sir, I need a copy of this legislation.
If Mr Warcup is unable to make a distinction between proper and improper conduct (given the overwhelming evidence that was on offer) on the part of his officers, I would suggest Sir, that his position is clearly untenable as Chief of Police. I will be pursuing this matter further.
Yours Sincerely Ian Evans
A.D.C.O. Barry Taylor
Rouge Bouillon, St Helier
Dear Mr Taylor
I must first apologise for not responding to your letter of 29 September 2009, as I had no previous correspondence with you and should have wrote in acknowledgment.
I have enclosed a copy of the letter that I sent to Mr I B Le Marquand in response to his letter to me, dated the 11/11/2009 which is also enclosed, and is self explanatory.
I wish to pursue further, my complaints against Mr Warcup which I believe have been whitewashed by Mr Le Marquand. Bearing in mind the fact that he was the judge at my initial trial, he cannot be seen as an impartial or independent adjudicator for such an important issue. Also the fact that you advised me that you had sent my complaint to Mr A Vautier for “action as necessary.”
Furthermore, I wish to lodge a formal complaint against Mr I B Le Marquand for (perverting the course of justice and dereliction of duty) a charge which is fast becoming a formality, the more that this case is covered up by the Jersey Authorities.
Mr Taylor, it is not rocket science, these police officers beat the crap out of me and then committed perjury to enable a wrongful conviction, and to cover up their own crimes. There is a recording of the incident in existence with the time and date on it, so it could not have been anyone other than the four officers that I accused ? Yet, everyone insists on informing me that there is insufficient evidence to bring any disciplinary charges against anyone ? How can this be !!! Am I the only sane person in Jersey ?
I thank you for your consideration of this matter and look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.
Yours sincerely Ian Evans
Jersey is awash with criminals,they are all in high positions of power in Government.