This Tweet exchange yesterday between Thamesmead police and Brian Barnett a Thamesmead resident and ocasional contributor to BiB doesn’t really need any comment but it does remind me that my complaint about Bexley police’s failure to investigate the crime committed on councillor Peter Craske’s phone line is still not answered almost exactly 30 months after sending it to the utterly useless Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. So it seemed like the right time to knock up a complaint about him.
Ms. Helen Bailey,
Chief Operating Officer
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
London SE1 2 AA
Dear Ms. Bailey,
On 7th June 2012 I made a complaint to Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe about Bexley police for failing to properly investigate a homophobic hate crime against myself and Mr. Elwyn Bryant of 21 Salisbury Road, Bexley. It was clear that the culprit could only be a councillor at or employee of Bexley council. This supposition proved to be correct.
We supplied a great deal of evidence to the Commissioner and were supported by my MP, Teresa Pearce, who had accompanied us to meetings with two Borough Commanders.
On 12th May this year PC Xxxxxx Xxxxxx of the Directorate of Professional Standards asked me questions about the complaint which I felt she would have no need to ask if she had studied the case. The following month she admitted that she had not read the case papers, nor had she even applied for the file. On 13th October 2014 PC Xxxxxx wrote to tell me that she had still not found the time to look at my complaint.
I believe the DPS simply doesn't wasn't to investigate a complaint against senior officers.
In January 2014 Ms. Pearce MP obtained on my behalf documentation which strongly suggested a desire by Bexley police to Pervert the Course of Justice. A formal allegation of Misconduct in Public Office was made against former Bexley Borough Commanders Stringer and Olisa. It was acknowledged by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Xxxxx Xxxxxx on 10th February since when nothing further has been heard.
May I ask you to enquire on my behalf exactly what the Metropolitan Police is up to, or are crimes committed by police officers, or indeed councillors, not worthy of investigation?
The following DPS reference numbers may prove useful.