Apologies

Good morning. Please accept my apologies for the long break in updating this blog. Jane and I are still in temporary accommodation following the big flood in February and the last month, with one thing and another, has just been incredibly busy. Hopefully we will be back at home soon!! I have also been waiting for further documents and reports from West Mercia Police, following a subject access request I made some months ago. West Mercia Police have refused to release some of the important documents written about me claiming they fall within exemptions, which is somewhat frustrating. The documents I have been sent have been heavily redacted including the redaction of the names of every officer writing the reports. I am in the process of addressing this with the ICC. However, so far as most of the documents are concerned, it is fairly clear who wrote them and not surprisingly they only further go to strengthen my belief that certain senior officers have acted in a corrupt, if not criminal manner during this investigation.

I am also mindful that I may be coming across as a bit of a copper basher, as I don’t seem to have much good to say about many of the officers in my blog. I wanted to redress this by telling you that in my 30 years of service, most of the officers I worked with were fantastic people who genuinely wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. Many of them worked tirelessly to catch and bring to justice the right people, to keep people safe and making a real difference to people’s lives. Very often, this was at the expense of being able to have a ‘normal’ family life, missing important events, Christmas’s, Birthdays, Weddings and I couldn’t have been prouder to have served with most of these officers.

And that’s part of the reason why I am writing this blog. What happened to me and my family could have happened to any one of those officers who were just trying to do their job. I wouldn’t want that to happen and truly hope that this will go some way to implement change within the police so that decent officers feel safe in reporting wrongdoing.

I will be back, soon. Thank you for your patience.

One thought on “Apologies

  1. Hi Richard, thanks for the update, I was starting to worry you was being ‘silenced’ In some way. Best wishes getting back to a semblance of normality.

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