I find it very interesting to note that we have two very similar stories now appearing in the press but will there be a differing outcome? You cannot fail to have seen the newspaper reports about the Protection officer engaging in an affair with Alan Johnson’s wife and, now it would appear, Alan Johnson’s Personal Assistant. I have always known the consequence of being investigated by the “Moral Police” is significantly worse than being investigated by normal uPSD. This is usually because of the self righteous attitude of the investigator. Marital affairs have been commonplace in the police and will continue to be commonplace in the future.
It is obvious from the reports that the officer was a competent officer and was able to do the job he was employed to do. By all accounts Mrs Johnson was not vulnerable, she knew exactly what she was doing and now the newspaper reports indicate she wants a divorce. So in essence, the protection officer will lose his job and/or face criminal investigation simply because the Met are embarrassed. If the activity had taken place with a member of the public with a lesser profile would we really be at this point?
Consider this scenario, a public official is contacted by a vulnerable lady who seeks his assistance. The Public Official forms a sexual relationship with the vulnerable female which lasts for 8 years and it is apparent that he meets her in his capacity as a public official to engage in the act of sex. If this public official was a police officer not only would he be sacked but he would be facing a criminal enquiry in respect of Misconduct in a Public Office. But because he is a Lord connected to the Conservative party he will face no such consequence. Lord Strathclyde just like John Prescott who had an affair with his employee, they realise that they can “dip their wick” whilst engaged in their official capacity as a public official with no real consequence. They know that only police officers get done for Misconduct in a Public Office!!
Noble Cause Corruption……..I rest my case!!