Monthly Archives: September 2014

IPCC – No Lessons Learnt

So, after keeping me waiting for around nine months, the IPCC has refused my Appeal in respect of my complaint that Lewisham police had continued to fail to properly deal with my reports of ASB/hate harassment incidents –

which I find inexplicable given I had pointed out in some detail to the IPCC  that they had already set the standard of how such ongoing incidents should be dealt with, and also the numerous failings in the way AI Chalmers ‘investigated’ my complaint –

including, for example, treating each incident as if in isolation, ignoring Metropolitan Police Service policy re hate incidents/crime, completely ignoring the incident when I was assaulted but Lewisham police refused to investigate, falsely accused me of “pushing over a child” and told me I was “lucky not to have been arrested”…

shame they didn’t arrest me because the CCTV footage proved that was not true – but Lewisham police wouldn’t bother to view it, choosing instead to just believe the perpetrators’ lies rather than rely on hard evidence…

which oddly enough Lewisham police have always insisted to me is needed (but conveniently for them and the perpetrators, CCTV hard evidence of incidents was repeatedly ‘lost’) – one rule for a criminal family “well known to the police” but another rule for me…

so much for police officers carrying out their duties ‘without fear or favour‘.

All absolutely typical of how Lewisham police always treated me – which is why I was forced to stop reporting incidents to them.

I  wish I could enjoy the irony of the IPCC publishing regular ‘Learning the Lessons’ bulletins, which detail cases from which police forces are supposed to learn lessons…then the IPCC proving they themselves can’t even be bothered learning lessons from their investigations…

but the failings of the clearly-NOT-Independent Police Complaints Commission are too serious to laugh about.

http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/reports/learning-the-lessons/learning-lessons

 

Report Quotes 3

The following findings by the Local Government Ombudsman are also entirely relevant to Lewisham police –

 “Conclusion…The way the Council dealt with Ms…. reports of antisocial behaviour from late 2009 …falls far short of what anyone experiencing antisocial behaviour should have been able to expect. This left Ms… a lone woman whose health is poor and deteriorating, with no proper support…”

“The Council lost many opportunities to gather evidence it could have done to corroborate Ms… reports. It also failed to take any positive action to address the behaviour of Ms…neighbours. This has clearly had a significant and serious impact on Ms… health and well being.”

“Final Decision There were many faults by the Council in how it dealt with Ms…reports of antisocial behaviour. This led to serious injustice to her and has affected her health and well being.”

Although the Local Govt Ombudsman cannot, by law, investigate the police, all these findings do apply to Lewisham police too as my many documents prove – and Lewisham police, in trying to discredit my complaints, have repeatedly claimed they were “working closely together” with Lewisham Council – but the Metropolitan Police Service has refused to properly investigate my complaints, eg –

see – https://asblewishame.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/mps-complaints-and-cover-ups/

and

https://asblewishame.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/dps-twisting-the-truth/

This is the link to the IPCC Fiona Pilkington investigation, which sets out the standards expected – but no lessons learnt by the Metropolitan Police Service –

https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/ipcc-publishes-fiona-pilkington-investigation-report

IPCC: “It is vital that the police take anti social behaviour and harassment seriously, listen to the concerns of the victims and take appropriate action.”

See Report Quotes 1 https://wordpress.com/post/51181341/358

and Report Quotes 2 https://wordpress.com/post/51181341/365

Report Quotes 2

Below is another quote from the Local Government Ombudsman report which is also entirely relevant to Lewisham police… and that the Met police DPS told the IPCC that Lewisham police had tried but failed to find any other of my neighbours also reporting ASB :-

“Two PCSOs attended a meeting at a house in the same street as Ms…. They met four different couples who were also experiencing antisocial behaviour from the same family… They were also told of four further households who were also suffering but had been too scared of reprisals to attend the meeting….The PSCOs reported this in writing…with the comment “all these families are now squarely behind Ms….”

That meeting was around May/June 2010, yet despite Lewisham police knowing several other neighbours were also experiencing ASB by the same perpetrators I had repeatdly identified, and despite being told of other neighbours too scared of reprisals to report incidents, still no enforcement action at all was taken by them or Lewisham Council.

I also have documents proving eg in October 2009 – prior to when I started reporting incidents in December 2009 – Lewisham police had already given a Warning Letter to one of the perpetrators, and also proving that four neighbours/households made statements in December 2010, at the same time I sent Lewisham police details of the incidents during the previous six months.

Incidents continued – of course, with Lewisham police actively encouraging the perpetrators by doing nothing – and following four incidents in April 2013, for one of which I had my own CCTV evidence, after much effort I finally managed to have a meeting in June 2013 with Lewisham Council and Lewisham police…

at that meeting it was stated by Lewisham Council that another neighbour was also reporting incidents by the same perpetrators and this was being taken to ASB MARAC…

but despite the very long history, the CCTV evidence, that I pleaded with Lewisham police to go through my evidence to build a case, and that at the same time another neighbour was also reporting incidents by the same perpetrators, Lewisham police refused to take any enforcement action and said would only do a harassment warning for one of the incidents I’d suffered in April.

I was therefore forced to stop reporting incidents because – as I repeatedly explained – I just could NOT start from point-zero – where I’d been left throughout – after having already suffered and reported over eighty incidents since December 2009.

It was clearly completely and utterly pointless reporting anything to Lewisham police as they never had had and never would have any intention to take enforcement action to protect me and my property.

See also Report Quotes 1 https://wordpress.com/post/51181341/358

and Report Quotes 3 https://wordpress.com/post/51181341/367