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Met whistleblower

Tue, 17 June 2014

Watch Police Oracle's exclusive interview with James Patrick during which he discusses the whistle blowing process and it's implications.

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Springbok223 Springbok223 Wed, 18 June 2014

I think Hogan-Howe has a lot to answer for, he allowed the bullying of Mr Francis, Howe and his integrity are at an all time low. The Top Brass hate it when someone 'spills the beans', and will seek revenge on the whistleblower, which they have done in this case. All the HR publicity about 'an outside force' will deal with the discipline, Howe obviously spoke to his ex mate Kavagnah in Essex and the result would have been decided long before the panel sat. 99% of us knew what the result would be. Howe is the worst thing that has happened to the Met since that other weak man Blair was in charge. Time for a really strong |Commissioner in the Met, with integrity. Can anyone think of anything that Howe has done that has improved the Met since he was selected by his planter, Ms May.

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Anonymous Anonymous Fri, 20 June 2014

This is further evidence of the culture within the Senior Ranks of trying to deal with issues in house, this leads to opening the door to corruption, where the public interest is put below self interest. It is now not possible for men of integrity to uphold their personal values without fear of retribution. The Senior Officers will protect their own reputation by denial and the rank and file will co-operate by not being able to find evidence, and losing or not forwarding the evidence required to blow the whistle where the public interest demands action. The cases in history now recorded forever on the internet are now in the public domain. The making of gagging orders by the courts in the UK are unable to silence the information disclosed outside the UK jurisdiction. The Police of all ranks should be true to themselves and the public they serve. If someone of any rank does wrong through fraud error or mistake and fail to own up to it, then their colleagues should do it for them. That is the Law and all coppers know the law, and most people can tell the difference between right and wrong. Trust is something that has to be earned and then maintained. Trust is more than mere belief or faith it must be real and alive. If the force loses whistleblowers who act because of their conscience we are left to trust those who do not have the required courage and integrity to do what is right. When we close ranks to protect a colleague, we support that conduct. Can we really believe that the huge amount of complaints from the public are all fairly investigated? The statistics realistic? and this will give the public confidence in the Police? What will it take to sort out this mess? Or do we all just "Carry on Regardless? Answers on a postcard.

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Guest Guest Fri, 25 July 2014

@Anonymous You've answered it superbly yourself. The only thing of note missed was the CPS role in statement abuse. This is where Police Officers are thought to have lied in an amateurish way. So help is provided by the CPS to remove easy pickings for defence Barristers.

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