I hope you are getting a feel of how West Mercia Police regard the mental health and welfare of their junior officers as well as how they deal with whistle blowing.
They are extremely good at portraying to everyone how they care and spend lots of money on impressive posters. Sadly, this is nothing more than lip service to impress important visitors who step through the front doors of the Dream Factory! Well, Chief Constable Bangham, actions speak louder that corporate words and pretty pictures!
The Misconduct and Gross Misconduct forms came from our Professional Standards Department. They, of all people across the force should know what our code of ethics says and means!
It was nearly a year since this crime of animal cruelty had been reported to me and, already, it seemed that more time had been spent on investigating me than the criminals! Why was this? On 22nd May 2017 I sent my response to the allegation of Gross Misconduct……..
You see, what the police and the CPS had decided to ignore, was the law!!
And, not only had they decided to ignore the law, they decided they would break it!!
You see, by breaching their respective codes of conduct/ ethics, Stephen Davies’s and Beth Wells’ behaviour could easily have led to a miscarriage of justice and the case being dropped. When I tried to raise this both internally and then directly with the CPS it was quite clearly a public interest concern. I had nothing personally to gain. It was a protected disclosure. And at (f) above, ‘that information tending to show any matter falling within any one of the preceding paragraphs has been, is being or is likely to be deliberately concealed’.
Isn’t that exactly what the CPS and West Mercia Police we’re trying to do? Deliberately concealing information I had given them in the public interest?…………And then punishing and intimidating me by serving me notices for Gross Misconduct!!
Is there nothing they would stop at in an attempt to bring me to my knees?