Saturday, 10 July 2010

Press Statement from Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM

Well, well, well are the gloves ready to come off????????

Is Senator Ian (P9-26) Le Marquand ready for the reprecussions should he "prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and Jersey"? Notwithstanding he has already soured Jersey's relationship with Scotland Yard.Is he prepared for the Chief Police Officer's "reply" should he breach the confidentiality clause of Brian Moore?

Chief Police Officer Graham Power has remaind dignified and relatively quiet throughout this ghastly fiasco he has been subjected to. I would plead with Senator Le Marquand to breach the confidentiality clause, we need to hear what the Chief Police Officer has to say...........you are making history Senator!.

STATEMENT ISSUED BY GRAHAM POWER QPM, CHIEF OFFICER OF THE STATES OF JERSEY POLICE, IN RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE MOORE REPORT (COMMONLY CALLED THE “WILTSHIRE REPORT”) IN RESPECT OF THE DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATION COMMISSIONED BY THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS IN DECEMBER 2008.

I have today been approached indirectly by a number of media organisations seeking comment from me in respect of the report prepared by Mr Brian Moore, Chief Constable of Wiltshire, who was, in 2008, commissioned by the Minister for Home Affairs to conduct a disciplinary investigation in relation to my role in the management of the Historic Abuse Enquiry.

At the commencement of his report Mr Moore sets out an “Obligation to Confidentiality” which he supports on a number of grounds. One of these is the assertion by Mr Moore that “disclosure of information would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and Jersey.”(Moore report page 2 of 383.)

As the Chief Officer of the Islands Police service, and as a responsible person, I intend to fully respect Mr Moore’s wishes in respect of his report. I naturally encourage everyone else to do the same. Accordingly I will be making no comment at this time.

However, should there be a serious breach of Mr Moore’s confidentiality requirements by any other party I will re-consider my position in relation to this matter.

Graham Power QPM,
Chief Officer,
States of Jersey Police,

10th July 2010.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have just spoken to the Wiltshire Police press office and they have told me that the Jersey own the report the commissioned it and paid for it and they can cherry pick it so there you are.

This is going to get very very messy

rs

Anonymous said...

I was intrigued to see on the ILM interview on CTV that he appeared to be saying that he trusted Brian Moore above all else - in other words one person against many others. What about ACPO then?!

Anonymous said...

If Graham Power is so innocent then what is he worried about?

The Public have a right to know if things were not dealt with properly so sorry I have to say tough if this is an attempt to silence the media.

rico sorda said...

Anonymous

After 18 months and you still don't get it. You said "If Graham Power is so innocent then what is he worried about"

Have you been living in a cave under fort regent these past years? alas i guess not

Graham Power was suspended, there was meant to be some procedure to follow so he could have his say

Kangaroo court was not in the procedure

Anonymous said...

rico sorda ILM has made it clear that he has had every opportunity to respond in the report and he has. Now stop making things up because until you guys start being truthful interest will just drop in what you have to say.

Anonymous said...

Imagine for a moment, A member of the public after hearing or reading the media re this report, then decides go to their states member and question him about the article.

The responce? ''sorry cant help you I know nothing about what is in the JEP Radio etc, I have not read the report.

Well the member of the public is going to accuse the unlucky member of the States of lying.

This is incomprehensible.

voiceforchildren said...

E-mail from Deputy Bob Hill to all States members and others.

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the attachment which Mr Power has asked that I circulate to the media.

In light of the emails sent to States Members on Thursday evening from Mr Richardson inviting them to briefings on Tuesday and Wednesday 13th/14th July, I believe it would be helpful if Members also received a copy of Mr Power's statement so everyone is aware of how Mr Power's hands are tied by confidentiality.

I will also add that not only am I dismayed to see that Mr Richardson's email makes no reference to forwarding any documentation to Members prior to the briefings but I understand that the media has been forwarded the redacted versions of the report under embargo.

I am personally fed up attending meetings in the knowledge that whilst the media are trusted with embargoed information ,that trust is not extended to elected Members.

Regards

Deputy F. J. (Bob) Hill, BEM.,
Deputy of St Martin.

Anonymous said...

I think this is hilarious and next week is going to be a real ride!

TonyTheProf said...

I hope we can see what is redacted and what is not.

voiceforchildren said...

Tony.

I'm sure after the redacted version has been made public (possibly in the next day or so for those who are not reconised as media) then Graham Power will have the right to respond with the 62,00 words that I am led to believe ILM has in his possession, from GP challenging Wiltshires "findings"

Anonymous said...

Tony what is redacted what is not. If that was the case then why bother with the redacted version just publish the original.

I think what you mean ( and correct me if I am wrong) we all need to see what has been left out of the redacted offering, so the full picture is available. ILM says names have been taken out, which is usual, is it really ?How many times did Mr Warcup comment in the report, is he not conflicted ? but no names added to statements, so how do we know who said what exactly and in which context and with how much authority?

The point is if the Government esspecially the CoM wish to get the publics respect they need to publish the whole report word for word. If they do not they are taking us all for fools again.

Boatyboy.

Ian Evans said...

ha ha ha, aaaahahhaha ahhaahhaha aahhahah ahhahaaa ha ahh....

YOU JUST COULD NOT MAKE THIS UP!!!