the police said that their enquiries into Bexley council’s obscene blog
were exhausted I
thought it was more than likely that they had sat on their hands for a decent
period and then given their stock ‘let’s look after Bexley council’ reply and
so I dashed off my first ever Freedom of Information request. It asked a few
technical questions about what had been done and the dates on which anything
might have been done. The FOI was at first rejected on the grounds the questions
were “personal” but after some argument they were accepted. There has been no
response and the answers are now a week overdue. Another indication of police corruption?
A friend who visited an exhibition of police history a couple of weeks ago found that the City of London police were one of many exhibitors. He posed the obscene blog question to a senior officer there and asked if it was a particularly difficult crime to solve. “Oh no”, came the answer. “We have a special understanding with Google, that’s an easy one.”
Last week a solicitor contacted me and suggested an interesting legal route towards forcing the police to come clean. Maybe it would be worth a try.