In a shocking revelation of Noble Cause Corruption of the highest order I draw your attention to the Independent Newspaper’s article about the hacking of Milly Dowler’s mobile phone and the fact that Surrey Police knew of the crime. Not only did they know but they chose to ignore the crime for many years and then, only because the sh1t had hit the fan in 2011, did they actually admit they knew.
Now you can be rest assured that this is a high ranking noble cause corruption because, if the offending officer(s) were only federated rank, particularly the lower end of the scale, then the full wrath of the misconduct and judicial process would be descending upon them from a great height. The question remains to see whether any of these high ranking buffoons will actually face the music. After all, I’ve lost count of the number of officers I have represented for failing to investigate a crime. In fact, I have seen some go to prison often in the most undeserving of cases.
It is typical of the underhanded tactics used by senior ranking officers in the police to only seek to administer discipline to the lower and middle ranks whilst they cajole each other and cover up serious wrongdoings enacted by themselves. I know a number of former colleagues who have been convicted for spurious offences, particularly Misconduct in a Public Office, when the evidence is that they may have acted like an idiot and faced a subsequent prison sentence rather than a loss of employment. I don’t know why we put up with it.
On a different tack, Noble Cause Corruption blogged on the 3rd January 2012 a title of Misplaced Loyalties. How many of you noticed that the motor vehicle featured in the blog is the same vehicle that Greater Manchester Police have been desperately trying to cover up. Or have they? The recent newspaper frenzy has intimated that the crashed car was very recent. One of the daily rags even quoted the accident having occurred in the last few days but, of course, Noble Cause can rely on their sources implicitly. Newspapers have gone apoplectic over this story but they all missed one small fact that isn’t common knowledge. My source tells me that the last person to drive the vehicle before it was loaned to Greater Manchester Police was The Stig for Top Gear around their test track. Apparently, it has cost GMP £38000 to put this debacle right. No wonder they weren’t publicising it!
On a slightly strange note, it should be noted that one of the reporters in this Manchester Evening News piece of journalism was former Terry Duckworth from Coronation Street actor, Nigel Pivaro in his new career as a journalist. The other was Neal Kealing who always seems to get those stories about police misconduct that are “leaked” from the force.
Surely not from someone in the uPSD!!!!!!!! I wonder………hmmmmmmmmm!!!!