IPCC still in bed with Britain's freemason cop assassins despite promise of makeover
Independent Police Complaints Commission plans overhaul after review
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths at the hands of police in England and Wales.
The IPCC's review into its own practices follows criticism of how the watchdog has dealt with some cases.
Some of the bereaved families consulted as part of the review said they felt they were treated insensitively.
The sister of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody in 2008, said this was a "defining moment" for the watchdog.
Improving the treatment of such families in future is at the heart of the IPCC's new 61-point action plan.
Under the plans, bereaved families will be able to contribute to the terms of reference of an investigation, while press statements about each case will be agreed between police and the affected families in advance of being released to the media.
As the IPCC marks its ten-year anniversary next month, the report is timely - and critics would say overdue.
No-one thinks the organisation has an easy job. It gets pulled in different directions - by police, who require an understanding of the complexities and dangers of their work; by the bereaved, who want support and answers; and by all of us - who demand independence, competence and transparency in its investigations.
But over the years a series of blunders in high-profile cases - Jean Charles de Menezes, Sean Rigg, Mark Duggan - suggests, as the report acknowledges, that change is needed.
What the IPCC must be careful of, as it recalibrates itself to remove the appearance of treating police "more favourably", is that it doesn't give the impression that it's the cheerleader for campaigners or complainants. That would be just as damaging.
Concerns about the watchdog's approach in identifying whether discriminatory behaviour might have been a contributing factor in a death were also raised.
Respondents identified a need for better training for IPCC staff on diversity issues, particularly in relation to race and ethnicity, mental health and learning disabilities.
The review comes after last year's independent review led by criminologist Dr Silvia Casale, which found that the watchdog made a series of mistakes when investigating the death of Mr Rigg, a 40-year-old schizophrenic who died at Brixton police station, south London, in August 2008.
The IPCC said it consulted widely for its 111-page report, particularly with those who had been critical of its approach and the outcomes of its investigations.
It said it "was a matter of priority" to improve how it works with families whose loved one had died either in police custody or after contact with the police.
Some said they felt like they were under investigation, with some feeling "that they and those who had died were wrongly characterised or unfairly judged".
The IPCC said it was now providing training on bereavement awareness and grief to all investigators and commissioners and said it would strive to get families more involved and regularly updated on how an investigation was progressing.
Police officers and staff said that poor communication throughout investigations and the length of time they took had a "significant emotional impact on them and their families".
The IPCC said to counter that it would "as far as possible without compromising the integrity of the investigation" ensure that officers and police staff are kept updated about an investigation's progress and likely timescale.
The watchdog said responses made it clear that its investigations had not always been perceived as "sufficiently independent of the police service".
One way it said it would combat that would be to increase the diversity of its staff - 25% of whom have previously worked for the police.
Sean Rigg died at Brixton police Station in 2008
There were also concerns that its remit and the scope of its investigations into deaths were "too narrow" to answer key questions as to why a person had died.
It said that it had asked for additional powers to be able to investigate complaints related to private sector companies that were carrying out policing functions in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which is currently waiting to be signed into law by Parliament.
Concerns were raised about "thoroughness, lack of robust analysis of evidence and sufficient challenge of police accounts" as well as the fact that the quality of investigations was "variable" and took too long.
In response, the IPCC said it would improve staff training and oversight of investigations.
It said that chief constables had been "reminded of their duty to refer deaths immediately" and have issued draft guidelines about the need for police officers to provide individual accounts immediately after a death, rather than being allowed to communicate with each other.
The watchdog said there was "no doubt" a reduction in its resources coupled with an increase in demand had put a strain on the speed and quality of investigations, but added that "even within our current resources, we must provide the best service possible".
Deborah Coles, co-director of the charity Inquest, which contributed to the review, said: "The absence of a robust police watchdog has allowed corruption and dangerous practices to go unchecked.
"Family and public confidence will only be achieved if the IPCC delivers an investigation process that ensures wrongdoing, misconduct and poor practice is uncovered and police are properly held to account.
"This is a pivotal moment for the IPCC and they must make this happen to match these reasonable expectations. Whether they can remains to be seen."
Mr Rigg's sister, Marcia Rigg, welcomed the review.
"It's a very defining moment for the IPCC and they really need to put their words into deeds and make real action and change," she said.
Ms Rigg told BBC Breakfast the watchdog had to be "more sympathetic with families" and "more transparent".
She said: "It's a very traumatic time for a family to lose a loved one at the hands of the state, and what's even more distressing is when we can't get answers from the body that's supposed to be there for the families."
IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers told the BBC that families had the right to involved in investigations into deaths of their relatives "as far as possible" without compromising further proceedings.
She said: "That doesn't mean that we act for families at all but it means that we are there to make sure that the questions they want answered get answers even if those answers aren't the ones that they would like or that they'd hoped for."
London met cops used medical grounds to avoid disciplinary action over corruption
The detective at the heart of corruption claims in the Stephen Lawrence case was allowed to retire on medical grounds, even though a senior officer warned he was trying to avoid disciplinary action and boost his pension.
Detective Sergeant John Davidson, who worked on the original murder investigation, is suspected of having links to Clifford Norris, a serious criminal.
His son, David Norris, was eventually found guilty of killing Stephen.
Mr Davidson, who is also suspected of behaving corruptly before and after he worked on the Lawrence case, took medical retirement in March 1998, a month before he was due to face a disciplinary tribunal.
He denies any wrongdoing and none of the claims against him has ever been proved.
The Met’s director of occupational health saw Mr Davidson on August 21, 1996, and considered there were “sufficient grounds” to justify a medical retirement. The detective had been in line for a special pay-off after complaining of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
But Commander Roy Clark, the co-ordinator of South East Regional Crime Squad (Sercs), warned in a note dated October 14 that year: “Davidson is, in my opinion, attempting to avoid a Discipline Board and to obtain an enhanced pension in the process.
“I feel we should resist at all costs such a venture as it damages the image of the Police Service in the eyes of the public and does nothing to reassure officers who do not involve themselves in circumstances resulting in discipline hearings and are content to retire on ordinary pension grounds.”
On the day Mr Davidson and other officers were confronted by anti-corruption investigators, they all “went sick” and declined to be interviewed. Mr Davidson and three other officers then pursued medical retirement from the police.
The Met would not say whether Mr Davidson received an injury award of 20 per cent, as suggested in his medical report.
The details about Mr Davidson’s medical retirement were revealed in the Ellison Report into alleged police corruption and “spying” in the Lawrence case.
Mr Davidson, who is now believed to run a bar in Menorca, was posted to the Sercs in April 1994, and during his time there is alleged to have engaged in corrupt activity with other officers.
While posted to Sercs, he was involved in the surveillance operation to trace and arrest Clifford Norris.
In April 1998, Mr Davidson was served a notice by the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry alleging failings in the handling of certain witnesses, including an informant, and failing in his liaison with other officers and in the interviews of Gary Dobson and Luke Knight.
Stephen was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham on April 22 1993. He was 18.
Dobson and David Norris were found guilty of his murder in 2012.
Corrupt cop in Lawrence case could be linked to murder of PI Daniel Morgan found with axe in his head VIDEO
An allegedly corrupt officer who worked on the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation could be linked to an unsolved case concerning the killing of a private investigator.
Former detective sergeant John Davidson was named as suspected of having corrupt links to the gangster father of one of the thugs who was ultimately convicted of Stephen's murder in Mark Ellison QC's review.
Announcing the findings, Home Secretary Theresa May said Mr Ellison had established possible links between Mr Davidson and the investigation into the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan.
Mr Morgan was found with an axe in his head in a pub car park in south-east London on March 10, 1987, and remains one of Scotland Yard's longest unsolved murder case.
Last year, Mrs May appointed an independent panel to look at 'police involvement in the murder' after Scotland Yard admitted corruption was a 'debilitating factor' in the original investigation.
The Home Secretary said: 'Ellison also refers to possible links between an allegedly corrupt officer involved in the Stephen Lawrence case - DS Davidson - and the investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan.
'Ellison finds that the Daniel Morgan Panel may therefore uncover material relevant to the question of corruption. And so it is key that the Daniel Morgan Panel continues its important work.'
Mr Ellison set out allegations that Mr Davidson was in the pay of Clifford Norris, drug-smuggling father of David Norris, who was convicted of Stephen's murder in 2012.
Claims against Mr Davidson, who has always denied wrongdoing, were made by his former colleague Neil Putnam, a corrupt officer turned supergrass.
Mr Davidson and Putnam were part of the so-called 'groovy gang' - detectives based at the East Dulwich office of the now disbanded south east regional crime squad (Sercs).
In the Lawrence review, Mr Ellison said a number of officers who were or are under suspicion of corruption were connected to the Daniel Morgan murder investigation.
Last summer, Mr Ellison's team was told the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel was at an early stage and a huge amount of material had not been indexed.
In February this year, the Ellison review was told by Scotland Yard that there is no record of Mr Davidson being involved in the investigation into the murder of Mr Morgan.
However, Mr Ellison said he had 'some reservations about accepting this assertion' in the absence of further consideration of the material held by the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.
He said: 'In any event, a number of the officers involved in the Daniel Morgan investigation can be linked to DS Davidson.
'We remain concerned that there is a real possibility that the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel may hold or acquire material of relevance to our review of the corruption issue.'
After numerous separate police investigations into the Morgan case between 1987 and 2002, the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued the final attempted prosecution of five suspects in 2011.
The cost of the five police inquiries and inquest into the death of Mr Morgan, as well as three years of legal hearings, is unofficially estimated at £30 million.
Only the scum and dregs of the earth operate in Britain's masonic cop mafia
There is NO attempt by the powers that be to rein in these evil bastards
Police officers caught spying on their ex-wives, uploading illicit videos on YouTube and snooping on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
Police officers have faced disciplinary action after breaching data protection laws to snoop on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, it has been revealed
More than 150 'data breaches' or unauthorised checks were made by members of Merseyside Police following his 'high profile arrest', according to new figures.
The England star was arrested and charged with assaulting a DJ in a Southport bar in 2009 - but was later cleared of the offence.
Twenty officers faced gross misconduct hearings after snooping on Gerrard's files, containing his date of birth, address, the allegations leading to his arrest and his police 'mugshot'.
Today, a Merseyside Police spokesman said the 154 breaches were 'attributable to an internal investigation in 2009 into people in the force viewing a computer record relating to a high profile arrest'.
Following the disciplinary hearings, seven officers resigned, or were 'required to resign' - with three handed final written warnings.
It comes as hundreds of police officers have been revealed to have broken data protection laws by abusing private information for their own personal gain.
In total, police forces in England and Wales recorded more than 2,000 cases of data protection breaches between January 2009 and October last year.
One policeman accidentally posted confidential information on YouTube, while several were caught using police computers to spy on their ex-wives, children and partners' exes.
Others were censured for discussing and joking about cases on social media, or for spreading false rumours in their local communities.
113 officers were sacked and another 186 resigned after their misdemeanours came to light, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Of those investigated on data protection grounds, at least 34 were senior staff with the rank of inspector or chief inspector.
Many of the officers who breached the regulations were using the police database to snoop on the personal details of people they knew.
In Lancashire, a PC was reprimanded after an allegation that she 'wrongly divulged information about the death of her estranged husband to her daughter shortly after his death'.
A sergeant with North Wales Police was censured for accessing the records of his son and ex-wife, while in Kent a member of staff performed 'unauthorised computer checks' on an ex-partner's former lover 'for personal reasons'.
A PC in Staffordshire resigned last year after accessing information on police systems relating to family members, ex-colleagues without a legitimate policing purpose.
Durham Police said one low-ranking member of police staff was dimissed after it was discovered they had searched police systems 'for curiosity value'.
In 2010, a police community support officer (PCSO) in Sussex was dismissed for accessing his or her son's police record, while two years later a fellow PCSO received a warning for snooping on the details of a partner's ex.
Others fell foul of the rules when they leaked confidential information to the public.
Two staff in Gloucestershire were censured for discussing private data on social media and making 'inappropriate comments' about an ongoing case.
A special constable with Dorset Police quit after he posted a video of himself walking around Poole station on YouTube, inadvertently exposing inside information.
A sergeant in Warwickshire was reprimanded for publicly accusing someone of being a criminal based on confidential police data.
And in 2012 a superintendent with Greater Manchester Police sent out a social media message which provided information about an upcoming police investigation.
The force which recorded the greatest number of violations was Avon and Somerset, where there were a total of 289 data protection breaches during the five-year period.
Victims' advocates suggested that the findings would undermine confidence in the justice system by exposing the scale of abuse carried out by public officials.
'It is very worrying to think that the personal data of victims of crime - who are often extremely vulnerable - might be being accessed and used inappropriately by people in a position of trust,' said Javed Khan, chief executive of Victim Support.
'Victims rightly expect that their privacy and the information they give will be respected when they report a crime. Victims must be able to trust the police so they have confidence to come forward and report crime in the first place.'
The Information Commissioner's Office has fined two forces £220,000 in recent years after 'serious failings' were uncovered.
UK's freemason thug cops caught once again with camera footage VIDEO
Hillsborough disaster survivors threatened by freemason thug cops
Survivors of Hillsborough have said they were intimidated and threatened by police from the independent force asked to investigate the football disaster.
Witness's criticisms of police who had been at the scene were not properly recorded.
This is the first time fans have come forward to question how West Midlands police took their statements.
The force declined to comment pending ongoing inquiries and the forthcoming inquests into the deaths of 96 fans.
The Liverpool fans died when a crush developed on an overcrowded terrace at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground, during an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in April 1989.
The Hillsborough Independent Panel reported 18 months ago that 164 accounts from South Yorkshire police - the local force - had been changed, apparently to shift the blame for the disaster from the police on to the fans.
Nick Braley, who was a teenage student at the time, said that when he told West Midlands officers three weeks later that South Yorkshire police failings had caused the disaster, he was told he could face prosecution.
He says he was "scared and intimidated" by a West Midlands officer.
"I'm a 19-year-old boy, three weeks out of Hillsborough, traumatised, and he's threatening me that he's going to put together a case for wasting police time because he didn't like my evidence," he says.
Newsnight has found that his experience is typical of those cited by a number of Hillsborough survivors.
Hillsborough disaster Ninety-six fans died as a result of a crush at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final
Some of the West Midlands officers seemed to regard them not as vulnerable and invaluable witnesses keen to make truthful statements, but more like suspects.
"John" - not his real name - was 17 when he went to the match.
He struggled to survive in pen three, behind the goal on the Leppings Lane terrace.
At one point he lost consciousness and came to among the dead and dying.
"I remember standing next to a guy with dark, greasy hair, obviously from the sweat. We were totally pushed against each other in such a way that it's impossible to describe," he says.
"It was just me and him fighting for our lives. And I don't know if he was one of the 96 [who died], but I know that I had to stand on him to get out."
'I was broken'
Once on the pitch, John helped carry bodies to the gymnasium before collapsing. "I was broken," he says.
He tells how when two West Midlands officers arrived to take his statement at his home in Huyton, Merseyside, they sent his parents out.
John told them of police mismanagement at Hillsborough and how he planned to join the police to help prevent anything like it recurring.
According to John, the officers refused to let him read his own statement, saying, "I've written what you told me. All you need to do is sign this now."
He says he felt physically intimidated and powerless as the pair stood around him. He signed.
The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster Families have campaigned for "Justice for the 96" ever since the disaster
Nick Braley went to the semi-final as a neutral, excited to have been given a ticket by a friend.
He says the officer taking his statement was not impressed.
"I'd been wearing a Free Mandela T-shirt," he says.
This prompted aggressive questions. "Was I a student agitator? Was I a member of the Socialist Workers Party? I'm just a fan at a game of football. He then turned on me and said I was a criminal with a grudge against the police."
At one point, he says, the police suggested he had not even been at the game. When he produced his ticket, he was told he could have found it.
Professor Phil Scraton, of Queens University, Belfast, who was the main author of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report, which led to the scrapping of the 1990 inquest verdicts and the setting up of two fresh investigations, believes many witnesses were subjected to what were effectively interrogations.
He sees a clear parallel between the way South Yorkshire police questioned the bereaved on the night of the disaster - asking whether they or those they had lost had been drinking and checking for criminal records - and the statement-taking of the West Midlands force.
He says both forces shared the same mindset and this has deepened the trauma for survivors.
For John, what he calls "survivor guilt" reached a peak 15 years after Hillsborough.
He was a detective in the Metropolitan Police's murder squad, frequently blotting out his feelings about Hillsborough with drink.
Names and ages of some of the victims are inscribed on the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club There is a permanent memorial to the victims at Liverpool's Anfield stadium
By 2004, overwhelmed, he attempted suicide by driving his car into a tree. He resigned from the force after a disciplinary hearing.
Following the independent panel report, he finally got to see the statement he was refused sight of 25 years ago. He says there were no surprises: "It's as I thought. It's not my account." He says it even places him in the wrong part of the ground.
Nick Braley also feels his statement does not reflect the truth. He's also now got access to internal West Midlands police memos and notes referring to his case. And there, handwritten, are the lines "came across as totally anti-police... at first doubted had been at the match".
And then there's his Nelson Mandela T-shirt. "Was wearing a 'left wing' type 'T' shirt, actual motif not known."
One of the top exclusive freemason club's is Britain's Police Federation
The only time the gutter press attack the cops is when an establishment figure is being given the
same treatment as the peasants. We don't have police protection only a bunch of crooks masquerading as
law enforcement who ignore the laws that are supposed to protect the public and NOT just the ruling elite.
Secretive, political and awash with cash: Damning report attacks police 'union'
and tells it to come clean about its shadowy millions
The powerful body which represents 130,000 rank-and-file police officers came under scathing attack yesterday for being secretive, overly political and awash with cash.
The Police Federation must change radically to survive, an independent review by a former Whitehall mandarin declared.
Sir David Normington attacked the organisation for sinking to the politics of ‘personal attack’ and said some senior figures were too keen to play political games.
He strongly criticised representatives who ‘personally targeted’ former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary Tom Winsor and successive Home Secretaries.
They were ‘wrong-headed’ to respond with shouting to the reform of pay and conditions, the ex-Home Office permanent secretary said.
He also raised questions about almost £95million held by the police ‘union’ in reserves and assets.
Only three out of 43 federation branches were willing to come completely clean about the money they control.
Sir David said the cash reserves and secrecy ‘create suspicion that they have something to hide’.
He added that although he found no evidence of corruption, hidden assets were ‘not a recipe for a trusted, professional, united organisation’.
Police Federation chairman Steve Williams said the report’s findings made uncomfortable reading. ‘It shows that the organisation is failing to perform its role effectively and efficiently, is ineffective and uninfluential, has lost the confidence of its members, and is in need of urgent reform,’ he said. ‘There is no doubt that root and branch change is required.’
The review was commissioned by the Police Federation itself in December 2012 after widespread criticism of the organisation and its working practices.
The federation wields huge influence over officers across England and Wales and is responsible for campaigning on their behalf. But its name has been tarnished by scandal, including the Plebgate
Sir David recommended changing it from the ‘top to bottom’ after finding a ‘worrying loss of confidence and competence’.
He said the federation is riven by in-fighting, with some local branches guilty of empire building and resisting modernisation. A vocal minority remain impervious to calls for reform, greater professionalism and transparency. ‘Sometimes they love the politics of office, rather than representing their members,’ he said.
As ministers drove through changes to police pay and conditions, the federation’s response was to ‘oppose rather than engage’, which left it with a divided and weak voice.
Sir David said federation members must stop booing the Home Secretary and other reformers when they speak in public because it is ‘tactically inept’.
The review called on federation representatives, who are paid from the public purse, to begin publishing their expenses and details of hospitality they receive.
Britain's freemason thug cops massive manipulation of CRIME figures
Try reporting a CRIME to these evil bastards and you
become the persecuted suspect
How we can't trust the crime figures: After Plebgate, now watchdog says police statistics are unreliable
Police crime figures cannot be trusted, official watchdogs ruled last night.
Amid widespread evidence of fiddling by police forces, the UK Statistics Authority withdrew its stamp of approval from the data.
It is a massive blow for ministers who have repeatedly trumpeted that crime has fallen by 10 per cent since the Coalition came to power. MPs said the decision could further harm trust in the police, which has already been hit by scandals such as Plebgate.
The statistics authority says the crime figures no longer comply with its code of practice – indicating the data cannot be trusted.
‘There is accumulating evidence that suggests the underlying data on crimes recorded by the police may not be reliable,’ said Sir Andrew Dilnot, the watchdog’s chairman.
He pointed to a warning from the Office for National Statistics that police records appear to ‘overstate the true rate at which crime has been falling’ by failing to take into account hundreds of thousands of offences.
Sir Andrew also highlighted evidence, submitted to Westminster’s public administration committee, that massaging figures to hit targets was ‘ingrained in policing culture’. Officers told MPs that high-profile and politically sensitive crimes are often reclassified.
An offence of robbery may be transformed into ‘other theft’ and a burglary may become criminal damage to downplay its significance.
Some offences are recorded as ‘no crime’ because there is no direct evidence. Where a mobile phone owner is unable to prove it was stolen it might be deemed lost.
In testimony to the public administration committee, Constable James Patrick, who analyses crime figures for the Met, said even rapes, child sex abuse, robberies and burglary were disappearing in a ‘puff of smoke’.
Forces were accused of downgrading crimes to less serious offences and even erasing them altogether by labelling them as accidents or errors.
MPs were told of a string of controversial techniques used by officers to cut recorded crime, including ‘cuffing, nodding, skewing and stitching’.
Last night Bernard Jenkin, who chairs the Westminster committee, said the inquiry had exposed complacency about crime data at all levels.
He said the downgrading of the crime figures, which are at record lows, should be a wake-up call to chief constables all around the country.
Jack Dromey, Labour’s spokesman on policing, said the damning verdict on the police figures was unprecedented.
‘It exposes [Home Secretary] Theresa May’s claim on crime reductions as baseless and out of touch,’ he added.
‘When challenged on hollowing out the police service, with 10,000 frontline police officers axed, Theresa May and ministers have repeatedly hidden behind the 10 per cent fall in police recorded crime.’
Keith Vaz, the Labour MP who chairs the Commons home affairs select committee, said: ‘This is an extraordinary step which fuels the concern around the reliability of crime statistics.
‘The recent allegations of manipulation of crime figures go right to the heart of the public trust in the police and how crime figures are compiled.’
Earlier this month, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said there was truth to the allegation from Mr Patrick that statistics were being massaged.
Tom Winsor, Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, who is leading an inquiry into crime statistics, has said he expects to find ‘some fiddling’.
Ex-Met commissioner Lord Stevens has said ‘fiddling of figures’ had been going on since he joined the police. He told the home affairs committee it was the ‘biggest scandal coming our way’.
Last night, Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat crime prevention minister, said: ‘It is vital that recorded crime statistics are as robust as they can possibly be – and this Government has a strong record on reinforcing their independence and accountability.
‘One of the first things we did when we came into office was to transfer responsibility for crime statistics to the independent Office for National Statistics.
‘Recorded crime has fallen by more than 10 per cent since June 2010 – and it is important to note that the separate and wholly independent crime survey for England and Wales has also fallen by more than 10 per cent over the same period.
‘It now stands at its lowest level since the survey began in 1981. So the evidence is clear: police reform is working and crime is falling.’
Responsibility for the production and publication of crime statistics for England and Wales was transferred from the Home Office to the ONS in April 2012.
But the Home Office remains operationally responsible for the collection and validation of crime figures from police forces in England and Wales, before they are passed on to the ONS for publication.
Police forces are responsible for generating recorded crime data, and each force has a crime registrar responsible for overseeing compliance with standards for recording crimes.
The next crime statistics are due to be published next week.
Glen Watson, who is the director general of the ONS, said: ‘We have already highlighted our concerns about the quality of crime recording by the police, and the variations in trends between recorded crime and our own crime survey for England and Wales.
‘I am pleased this has been recognised by the authority.’
The separate British Crime Survey – a survey of around 30,000 households – continues to have trusted status, officials said.
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Mass media finally get round to exposing freemason criminals
How gangs used the Freemasons to corrupt police
Secret networks of Freemasons have been used by organised crime gangs to corrupt the criminal justice system, according to a bombshell Metropolitan Police report leaked to The Independent.
Operation Tiberius, written in 2002, found underworld syndicates used their contacts in the controversial brotherhood to “recruit corrupted officers” inside Scotland Yard, and concluded it was one of “the most difficult aspects of organised crime corruption to proof against”.
The report – marked “Secret” – found serving officers in East Ham east London who were members of the Freemasons attempted to find out which detectives were suspected of links to organised crime from other police sources who were also members of the society.
Famous for its secret handshakes, Freemasonry has long been suspected of having members who work in the criminal justice system – notably the judiciary and the police.
The political establishment and much of the media often dismiss such ideas as the work of conspiracy theorists. However, Operation Tiberius is the second secret police report revealed by The Independent in the last six months to highlight the possible issue.
Project Riverside, a 2008 report on the rogue private investigations industry by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, also claimed criminals attempt to corrupt police officers through Freemason members in a bid to further their interests.
Concerns over the influence of freemasons on the criminal justice system in 1998 led former Home Secretary Jack Straw to order that all police officers and judges should declare membership of the organisation.
However, ten of Britain’s 43 police forces refused to take part and the policy was dropped under threat of legal action. In England and Wales, the Grand Master of the Freemasons is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. The United Grand Lodge of England declined to comment last night.
The Independent revealed last week that Operation Tiberius found that organised crime syndicates such as the Adams family and the gang led by David Hunt were able to infiltrate the Met “at will”.
Asked to comment on the Tiberius report, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The Metropolitan Police Service will not tolerate any behaviour by our officers and staff which could damage the trust placed in police by the public.
“We are determined to pursue corruption in all its forms and with all possible vigour.”
Freemasons totally control the biggest most murderous cops on the planet
Organised criminals were able to infiltrate Scotland Yard “at will” by bribing corrupt officers, according to an explosive report leaked to The Independent. The Metropolitan Police file, written in 2002, found Britain’s biggest force suffered “endemic corruption” at the time.
Operation Tiberius concluded that syndicates such as the notorious Adams family and the gang led by David Hunt had bribed scores of former and then-serving detectives to access confidential databases; obtain live intelligence on criminal investigations; provide specialist knowledge of surveillance, technical deployment and undercover techniques to help evade prosecution; and even take part in criminal acts such as mass drug importation and money laundering.
The strategic intelligence scoping exercise – “ratified by the most senior management” at Scotland Yard – found murder investigations had been infiltrated and sensitive intelligence regarding other organised crime investigations had been leaked, allowing the offenders to escape justice.
The author lamented the Met’s inability to root out the problem. More worryingly, he also appeared to question Scotland Yard’s commitment to tackle organised crime corruption in the ranks. “For whatever reason, the current approach is simply to wait for the corruption intelligence to surface and to then react to it,” Tiberius concluded.
Later, it added: “These syndicates are organised and all working towards the common goals of making profit, laundering their money, evading prosecution and preventing the forfeiture of their assets. The achievement of these goals is focused and determined; the law enforcement investigation should follow this lead.”
Tiberius identified 80 corrupt individuals with links to the police, including 42 then-serving officers and 19 former detectives.
Research conducted by The Independent suggests that only a tiny number of the officers named as corrupt have been convicted.
Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, said: “I am deeply concerned by the findings of this report. It is vital that the police have the utmost integrity. The public must be able to trust them to do their job and ensure justice prevails.
“The Met have made vast progress rooting out corruption in the force in the last 20 years but it would appear more may still need to be done.”
Mr Vaz added he would be writing to the current Met Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, to “ensure that these allegations have been fully investigated and to confirm that he is satisfied that corruption no longer exists”.
The report, produced by a team led by the former Met assistant commissioner Andy Hayman, paints a shocking picture of security at the time inside Scotland Yard, which had responsibility for the UK’s counter-terror operations.
Working in secret, the Tiberius team drew on multiple sources of information including covert informants, intelligence from telephone intercepts, briefings from the security services and thousands of historic police files.
One senior investigating officer interviewed by the inquiry said at the time: “I feel that… I cannot carry out an ethical murder investigation without the fear of it being compromised.”
In one case, the report names an alleged corrupt officer who was inexplicably put in charge of a team investigating a gangland murder linked to organised crime.
Other officers Tiberius says were known to be corrupt were also identified as working on inquiries into organised crime, many of which resulted in compromised investigations and, in some cases, failed prosecutions.
Some relationships between Met officers and the criminal underworld were so close that in one case named police officers were identified as co-owning properties and even racehorses with a man suspected of being one of Britain’s most hardened gangsters.
In one shocking case, a police statement taken from a highly sensitive witness was found in the safe of a nightclub controlled by the Adams family – described by Operation Tiberius as the “major crime family in north London”.
The report stated the named witness was helping police try to solve the murder of Michael Olymbious, who the police believed had been killed after losing £1.5m of ecstasy pills owned by the syndicate.
Tiberius also found a secret informant – codenamed “Lee Paul” – providing intelligence on the Adams family and the corrupt police in its pay to his handler at the Met, who appears to have been a man of integrity.
However, Paul’s highly sensitive role was later uncovered by other officers and his activities became more widely known, causing uproar among the corrupt elements inside the Yard.
But far from seeing this as evidence that the police were finally on to them, one rogue detective inspector was so unperturbed that he felt confident enough to brazenly threaten one of Paul’s handlers with reprisals.
The ability of organised criminals to target highly sensitive police witnesses and informants was the subject last July of evidence given to Parliament by one of the Met’s most senior officers.
When questioned by the Home Affairs Committee over a separate case of corrupt police officers targeting protected witnesses, revealed in The Independent, Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I am not aware of anything in the Metropolitan Police that has resulted in infiltration thereof, but it is a risk that we are constantly trying to prevent materialising, of course, because people’s lives are at risk.”
The Met’s inability to tackle the corruption of police officers by organised crime syndicates is laid bare in some of Tiberius’ recommendations.
Although the report suggests a range of strategies to combat corruption, including establishing a dedicated task force, it also recommends merely “removing alleged corrupt officers from specialist departments back to borough postings to disrupt networks” and putting troublemakers “together on one particular unit to enable a strong manager to keep an eye on them”.
A former senior officer, who recently retired from Scotland Yard, told The Independent: “Nothing has changed. The Met is still every bit as corrupt as it was back then.”
One of the few successful investigations reviewed by Tiberius was Operation Greyhound, a long-running inquiry that found that two detectives had helped a known criminal hunt a money-launderer over a £600,000 debt.
Martin Morgan and Declan Costello were paid £50,000 for helping Robert Kean, a builder with a string of previous convictions, find his former business associate, Andrew Smith.
During their trial in 2002, the Old Bailey heard that Kean and another criminal, Carl Wood, spoke of torturing Smith and putting his body in a car crusher if he could not pay his debt.
At the heart of the scandal was the friendship of Morgan and Kean, a suspected drugs dealer. When Kean wanted to find Smith, he turned to Morgan, who used intelligence databases available to Met detectives to try to track down and entrap him.
Kean said Morgan “was good at his job” and would be paid “50gs”– £50,000 – to act as his bounty hunter.
Morgan, Kean and Wood pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully and injuriously imprison a man and to detain him against his will.
Costello plead guilty to conspiracy to assault, causing actual bodily harm.
Asked to comment on the Tiberius report, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The Metropolitan Police Service will not tolerate any behaviour by our officers and staff which could damage the trust placed in police by the public.
“We are determined to pursue corruption in all its forms and with all possible vigour.
“The dedicated Anti-Corruption Command, part of the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, proactively investigates any allegations or intelligence relating to either corrupt police officers and staff [or] those that may seek to corrupt our officers’ staff.
“There is no complacency in the Met’s determination to succeed in this task.”
Botched jobs: Compromised murder investigations
Thought to have been killed by members of a named organised crime syndicate over a “failed drug importation”. Tiberius names a former Met police officer whom it says “has always been considered to be one of the most corrupt officers serving in the MPS”. The report claims this former officer contacted his “good friend”, a detective sergeant, on the investigating team whom Tiberius says “had previously been the subject of at least three corruption inquiries” yet was allowed to work on a gangland murder investigation. For reasons that are unclear, the Met formally “authorised” the meeting between the pair which “legitimised the access into the murder inquiry”. Tiberius notes that “shortly after the meeting” the alleged organised crime boss “knew that the investigation team considered him a suspect”.
A suspected drug dealer who fled to Spain was one of the prime suspects for the murder of Ricky Rayner in 2001 and asked a man whom police suspected of leading a drug dealing syndicate to check whether he was still wanted in the UK. Within days, this man was able to find out the status of his associate following telephone contact with a police officer. The report stated a Police National Computer check was obtained from Bethnal Green police station.
The suspected gangster was able to give the suspect the “all clear”, apparently leading to his return to Britain. Tiberius also identified “regular contact” between another suspected corrupt detective and a senior member of the investigation into the murder.
Again, the investigating officer had previously been identified as possibly corrupt – yet had never been prosecuted and was put in charge of a sensitive investigation.
Don't let Britain's crooked masonic cop thugs and revenue gatherers for the royal parasite's bully you VIDEO
THE INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF POLICE CONSTABLE DAVID RATHBAND
Subject: Rathbond Inquest. Important.
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014
To HM Coroner for Blyth, Mr. Eric Armstrong,
RE. THE INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF POLICE CONSTABLE DAVID RATHBOND.
Sir, I understand you are conducting the inquest into the death of PC David Rathband.
It is my understanding that Raoul Moat had suffered much persecution by Northumberland Police. Whatever about his past, this physically strong but mentally fragile man was earning an honest living as a tree surgeon, his van being essential for that purpose.
The van was maliciously confiscated on some pretext. It was later returned to him without any charges whatsoever, but during the period of its confiscation Moat was prevented from earning a living.
It is my understanding PC RATHBAND WAS THE MAN WHO HAD CONFISCATED THE VAN!
I trust you will investigate as to whether there is truth in my understanding. If there is, you may like to consider that Moat, Chris Brown (shot & killed by Moat) & Rathband would all be alive today but for the persecution by the police, PC Rathband playing an important part.
Athlone, Republic of Ireland.
Why are Britain's freemason cops NOT arresting paedo's under Operation Spade?
Jews are Prominent in paedo Bust
At least 386 minors were removed from harm's way, said Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, left,
commander of the Toronto police sex crimes unit.
Police deserve credit for taking down
an international pedophile-child porn ring
with links to Jewish organized crime.
Is there something in Jewish culture or religion that results in disproportionate tendency to pedophilia? Is this
tendency contaminating society at large?
By Salman Hossain
For the last three years, Canadian police have done an amazing job in targeting international child porn networks based in Canada, the United States, and other countries.
Project Spade is the name of an international investigation involving the making and selling of videos and images over the internet involving minors (below the age of 18). The police announced Nov. 14 the arrest of almost 350 people and the rescue of over 400 children.
The international network of child porn producers and distributors was directed by the International Jewish mob. The key protagonists in this particular case are Markus Roth of Germany and Brian Way of Canada. Brian Way's mom, Sandra Waslov was also involved in setting up the joint operation with her son running and managing operations. She has been indicted and is currently a fugitive on the run.
How did Way come into the police radar? Well, another fellow Jew by the name of David Eisenlohr, similarly involved in pederasty complained to the US Patent and Trademark office that Brian aka Steve Way was stealing and selling his videos on the Internet.
Other Jewish characters like Markus Roth exploited poor and vulnerable young boys from villages in Romania under the guise of giving martial arts classes. He coerced/manipulated them into engaging in sexual acts. In August 201o, Mr. Roth was sentenced to three years of prison for taking more than 100 pornographic films of children. Authorities said the films were sold to Canada at $1,000 a piece.
He carried out such activities with former KGB Soviet Ukrainian Jewish spy Igor Rusanov, left, who was arrested in 2011. Rusanov is said to have had sex with many of the boys. Rusanov is suspected of having links to the Russian-Israeli Mafia. Their company (Azovfilm) client list resulted in many arrests.
PROMINENT JEWS WERE CUSTOMERS OF AZOV FILMS
Other Jews caught in the sweep include the pederast Dr. Mark Shaffer. Shaffer was arrested after U.S. Postal Inspectors knocked on the door of his home in Aurora, Ohio, about 40 kilometres southeast of Cleveland, looking for films purchased from the Canadian site.
Also arrested was David Goldberg, who wrote an article entitled "I Pedophile" on The Atlantic suggesting that pedophiles need help instead of prison. "No one who is a pedophile wants to get caught and have their horrifying secret revealed to the world," David Goldberg, a respected Montreal community newspaper editor and a popular former minor baseball coach, wrote in an astonishingly frank confession in the American magazine.
"For almost 20 years, I spent virtually every night of my life in the same manner: Sitting in front of my computer . . . trawling the Internet for child pornography," Goldberg wrote in the August edition of the Atlantic. "Nothing would stop me from continuing this perverse pursuit."
But something did: His arrest, in June 2012, as part of Project Spade. He insisted that "the majority of pedophiles do not molest but instead spend hours looking at child pornography" and asked: "Will the day ever come when we, as a society, reach out and offer them the help they so desperately need?"
For two decades, Dr. Richard Keller was the medical director at Philips Academy in Andover MA, one of the most prestigious private high schools in the United States, attended by both G.W. Bush and his father. Keller was also a volunteer at Jewish Big Brothers of Greater Boston.
He had also been trying, and failing, to control his urge to look at child pornography. Legal documents filed in his case said he had a "long-standing sexual interest in adolescents since the early 1970s."
As an alleged customer of Azovfilms, Keller was arrested by U.S. Postal Inspectors as part of Project Spade. He was charged with possession and receipt of child pornography.
According to legal documents filed with U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, Keller spent $2,695 on 50 separate titles, bought on 19 different occasions. The affidavit of an investigator describes one of the films he purchased: "we . . . bring you . . . action-packed discs of ooey-gooey slippery goodness."
During a search of his home, police found 500 images, printed on high-gloss paper, as well as another 60 DVDs of child pornography. As part of the plea agreement, Keller admitted he had a "long-standing sexual interest in adolescents since the early 1970s. Keller admits to viewing child pornography on the Internet, and that he has previously tried to stop, but failed to do so."
There were also some prominent non-Jews arrested like parish priest Daniel Moreau
In 2010, B'nai Brith's regional director Bill Surkis pleaded guilty to one count of possession and accessing of child pornography. In 2012, Ben Levin, former Deputy Min. of Education of Ontario, who designed the Ontario Sex Ed program to cater to pedophiles like himself, was charged with making and distributing child porn.
There seems to be a strange fascination by some members of the Jewish community - both on an elite and mainstream level with the sexual exploitation of minors - especially boys (but also girls). The Talmud has directives on molesting babies and toddlers. Rabbis routinely engage in oral suction during circumcision. That can also be classified as a form of sexually deviant behavior with minors that often lead to sexually transmitted infections (STI).
WHY DID ENGLAND GET A PASS?
Until recently, law enforcement had been bribed or pressured in the past by the B'nai Brith/ADL to either not prosecute the offenders or give light sentences to them. I strongly suspect that the Mi-6 and Scotland Yard are protecting them while they are still alive as publicizing their names would result in many more individuals with Jewish ancestry being exposed. Perfect examples would be Crypto-Jews ("Catholic Jews") like Jimmy Savile (who was of Jewish descent). My personal hunch is that Jewish bankers based in the City of London, have an important role to play in propping up, facilitating, operating, covering up, and protecting child porn rings often under the direct supervision of the security establishment.
So far, 108 people in Canada, 76 in the United States and 164 in other countries during the investigation have been arrested and charged. The strange thing is that, nobody from the United Kingdom has faced prosecution as of yet despite the fact that it is a hub of international child prostitution, pederasty, and pedophilia!
Once again, a hat tip to the Canadian police for their efforts in busting the world's greatest child porn ring. One of the greatest things about mainstream Western culture is its abhorrence for the exploitation of minors. The Canadian police, in conjunction with others, have done a commendable job for once.
I hope the last great bastion of child sexual exploitation (the United Kingdom) is also taken down.
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This is going on right across the UK daily thug cops threatening victims of property theft
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America's thug cops handcuffed woman's hands so tight she had to have her arm amputated
A Ross woman sued Allegheny County today, claiming that sheriff's deputies injured her arm and the jail's former medical provider ignored her complaints, resulting in amputation.
Amy J. Needham, 35, of Ross, was arrested by county sheriffs on April 2, according to the complaint. Her attorney, Marvin Leibowitz, said she was the subject of a warrant because she missed a preliminary hearing on a charge that was ultimately reduced to a disorderly conduct.
When sheriff's office employees arrived, Ms. Needham said she was using the bathroom, but they broke down the bathroom door, according to the complaint. They shocked her with a Taser, applied arm bars and wrist locks, and put on handcuffs "that were too tight," the complaint said.
That treatment, according to the complaint, caused "compartment syndrome," which is increased pressure in a muscle compartment that can damage both muscles and nerves.
Over the course of around a week in jail, according to Mr. Leibowitz, Ms. Needham made 16 requests to see a doctor, but was denied. She was finally hospitalized at UPMC Mercy where her arm was amputated above the elbow, according to the complaint.
“She feels that her life is ruined," said Mr. Leibowitz, adding that his client is a mother of three children, ages 5 to 9, and previously worked at a restaurant. "I think she’s having psychological problems. You’re 35 years old and you lose your arm.”
She has faced two criminal cases this year, resulting in guilty pleas to simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Mr. Leibowitz said she does not appear to have any other criminal record.
Mr. Leibowitz said Ms. Needham is off of work awaiting a prosthesis.
They have sued Sheriff William Mullen, sheriff's Lieut. John Kearney, sheriff's Detective Jared Kulik, Allegheny County, and Allegheny Correctional Health Services, which ran the jail infirmary through August. The complaint alleges excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, battery and negligence, and demands more than $75,000 in damages.
A county spokeswoman declined to comment, citing a general policy against talking about litigation. Sheriff Mullen could not be immediately reached for comment.
ACPO deluded that training will stop 'DEATH BY COP'
ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) riddled with freemason thugs using law and order to line their pockets
while murdering with impunity. Assassination squads and shoot to kill policies a regular feature of those selected
to the higher echelons of policing
The College of Policing is reviewing its training to try to prevent more people dying in police custody in England and Wales.
It will be looking into areas such as how and when people should be restrained and how to deal with those who have mental health problems.
Nearly 1,000 people have died in police custody over the past 20 years.
The Police Federation said dealing with people in custody can be challenging, particularly when they are violent.
That threat needs to be tackled immediately, said the organisation which represents rank-and-file officers.
The College of Policing told the BBC the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) ordered the review in the summer.
The reopening of the IPCC's investigation has restarted the debate about deaths of black people in custody.
Sean Rigg Sean Rigg died in custody in 2008
Campaigners believe that black people are sometimes treated unfairly, and that the number of black deaths in custody are disproportionate.
Of the nearly 1,000 people to have died in police custody in England and Wales over the past 20 years, more than 100 were black or from an ethnic minority.
The circumstances surrounding some of the deaths are still unclear.
Last week, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) reopened its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg in police custody.
Mr Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died at Brixton police station, south London, in August 2008.
Officers who arrested Mr Rigg for attacking a man in Balham, south London, restrained him for several minutes before taking him to the police station.
Last year the inquest into his death found that officers had used "unsuitable force", and earlier this year a review by the IPCC found that the watchdog should look again at whether police officers should face misconduct proceedings.