A Police Web of Lies?

Police ShieldSubmitted by a reader & adapted by 4WardEver UK
20th March 2011

The following brief statements and supporting videos were submitted by one of our readers following an appalling altercation with police officers on his own front door. 4WardEver UK has published these statements and provided additional news highlights to further illustrate the concerns raised.

Also take a look at a Private Eye article to which our reader states “My videos are just the tip of the iceberg. An article from Private eye documents some other incredibly serious aspects of this matter; its title ‘web of lies’ is very apt and relates to police actions in relation to the sexual grooming of children”.

Our reader further alleges that the police never investigated these matters fully and then, in collusion with the IPCC, simply lied to cover the negligence of officers.

Our reader told us how he and his family were subjected to harassment by police officers at his home in the early hours of the morning and has posted supporting videos on YouTube.

See related video here >

He also told us “Here is the recording of a 999 call which I made requesting the police attend to remove their unlawfully acting police officer from my home. It really is a spectacular example of the attitude of policing in the UK. You will hear her [the operator] tell me the police officer has every right to be in my home and also calls me ‘TWAT’ at the end of the call. See it here >

Our reader further states, “I am 100% positive that I am not alone in being subjected to such harassing behaviour from the police. I am sure it is very much in the public interest that this type of conduct is exposed as much as possible.

“Leaving aside the grooming investigation cover up, I find it amazing that the police professional standards can look at that video of officers terrorizing my family, following an unlawful entry, and then simply send them on retraining. It is frankly rewarding them for their violent conduct and re-enforcing their knowledge that they are free to behave this way and will be protected.

“Please be absolutely clear that these officers were trespassing in my home. Under threat of judicial review the IPCC have conceded this. What did they do to the officers? Simply send them for retraining! I for one think they should be fired as they are clearly completely reckless as to the safety of the public”.

Our readers experience is one of many reported to us and the thousands more that have been in the public eye over the last 20+ years.

The case of Daniel Morgan, a private eye murdered in a pub car park, has long suggested the involvement of corrupt police officers that were under investigation by Morgan.

In 2010 it was reported that more than 2,000 police officers had at least three complaints made against them by members of the public over the past year according to released figures. In the same year it was also revealed that police officer had been demoted for trying to sabotage evidence connected with the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. Met detective Paul Steed, 49, tampered with key times and dates on an evidence log.

In January 2011 the story of Mark Stone / Kennedy, an undercover officer, hit the press, this time after he has apparently offered to give evidence on behalf of the defendants in the Ratcliffe trial. The trial was ultimately dropped by the prosecution.

In 2009 4WardEver UK reported that the “Muscle of the Met”, accused of being an untouchable elite who cover their badge numbers, treat the public with disdain and, most concerning of all, are virtually never held to account for their actions.

As a measure of this culture of impunity Scotland Yard faced calls for an “ethical audit” of all officers in its controversial riot squad after figures revealed that they had received more than 5,000 complaint allegations, mostly for “oppressive behaviour”.

Details of all allegations lodged against the Metropolitan police territorial support group (TSG) over the last four years (prior to 2010) reveal that only nine – less than 0.18% – were “substantiated” after an investigation by the force’s complaints department.

The Guardian reported in 2009 that figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, were described as evidence of a “culture of impunity” that makes it almost impossible for members of the public to lodge successful complaints against the Met’s 730 TSG officers.

Clearly there is a way to go before we see an end to allegations of police corruption and deceit, often playing out in the form of harassment, abuse, brutality and death inflicted upon members of the public.