Good afternoon. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Apologies for the break but it’s been a busy few weeks with one thing and another!
So, where were we? DS Husbands was being allowed to investigate himself by the IOPC. How was that going to work?
Following the above press releases, on 11th May 2018 Jane wrote to the Chief Constable and the Duluth Chief Constable.
And Jane wrote to PSD to ask about West Mercia Police’s response in the article in the Telegraph.
And so on 16th May, 2018 Detective Sergeant Nicholas Husbands attended our address once more and he took the following statement from Jane. This statement would form the basis from which he and others on Professional Standards would investigate Jane’s concerns. When you read the statement, remember that Jane did not write it, DS Husbands, an experienced detective did, while speaking with Jane. Jane had no knowledge of the detail and clarity that needs to be in a statement. The truth was that PSD and DS Husbands already had all of the detail they needed to complete the statement and investigate. I had given it to them. But of course…………………I couldn’t make the complaint! And so it would have been incumbent upon DS Husbands to detail Jane’s concerns raised over the previous one and a half years meticulously in order for a professional investigation to take place. Well……this is what he wrote!
The quality of this statement was nothing more than shocking. Never mind the dreadful grammar and spelling, it lacked any detail, continuity or context. It lacked EVIDENCE!!
So, how do you think this non-impartial investigation was going to turn out?