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Saturday, December 22, 2007

De Menezes murder - no blame, no discipline. NO WAY !!!!

The IPCC decision on Stockwell shooting discipline in full from their website

No disciplinary action will be taken against four senior Metropolitan Police Service officers as a result of the fatal shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes. All disciplinary reviews have now been concluded.

The four senior officers are Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick and three officers identified as Silver, Trojan 84 and Trojan 80. (WTF ?)

Independent Police Complaints Commission chair Nick Hardwick took the decision after considering the views of the Metropolitan Police Service, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the solicitor for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes.

The health and safety trial verdict made it clear that mistakes were made that could have been avoided. The issue considered by the IPCC was whether those mistakes amounted to personal misconduct.

Planning and management were central to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dick's responsibilities on that day. The IPCC considered whether DAC Dick was responsible for failures in the planning or management of the operation that amounted to a disciplinary offence and which led to the conviction of the Office of the Commissioner for the Metropolis. The trial jury's response to this, having considered all the evidence, in their rider was unequivocal – in reaching their verdict they attached "no personal culpability to Commander Dick."

The IPCC cannot foresee any circumstances in which new evidence might emerge which would cause any disciplinary tribunal to disregard the jury's rider.

The responsibilities of DAC Dick and Silver, Trojan 84 and Trojan 80 were intertwined. The IPCC cannot see how any disciplinary tribunal could conclude that although no personal blame is attached to DAC Dick, it could attach to the other three officers.

So that's OK then.

We don't know who murdered Charles de Menezes. We don't even know if they were members of the Metropolitan Police.

What we do know is that " failures in the planning or management of the operation" were magically not the responsibility of anybody.

"The IPCC cannot see how any disciplinary tribunal could conclude that although no personal blame is attached to DAC Dick, it could attach to the other three officers." ...well we could of course give them a chance ... but then we know where that will lead.

PS : From June 1995 to January 2003 Nick Hardwick was Chief Executive of the Refugee Council. From 1986 to 1995 he was Chief Executive of the charity Centrepoint. He has also been a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee, the Prince's Trust Ethnic Minorities Advisory Group and (wudja bleeve it ?) the Holocaust Memorial Day Steering Group.

Obviously well qualified for his task with a BA (Hons) from Hull University in English Literature and has an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Wolverhampton.

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