IPCC to oversee a further 12 cases of alleged historical corruption within the Metropolitan Police

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By my calculation that makes 26 allegations against the Met that the IPCC are investigating or are doing so. Please see previous IPCC statement HERE.  Plus one allegation against Essex Police announced today.[Correction: 29 IPCC allegations]

Sep 17, 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to manage a further 12 investigations detailing allegations of corruption in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and one allegation detailing corruption in Essex Police. All relate to child sex offences dating from the 1970s to the 2000s.

The investigations are to be conducted by the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) but will be overseen, and have the terms of the investigation set, by the IPCC. The majority of the investigations stem from allegations made by retired MPS officers.

This is in addition to the 17 investigations announced earlier this year. All relate to allegations about:

  • Suppressing evidence;
  • Hindering or halting investigations;
  • Covering up the offences because of the involvement of members of parliament and police officers

IPCC Commissioner Jennifer Izekor said: “We are continuing to receive further referrals from the Met and have now assessed that a further 12 require management by the IPCC in addition to one from Essex Police. Our investigators will now oversee these investigations and ensure they meet our robust standards.”

Background

These 13 referrals are:

1) Allegation that a prosecution against a government official who was in possession of indecent images of children was not pursued following instruction from senior officers and lawyers.

2) Allegation that an investigation into a paedophile ring in south-west London in the 1970s was shut down prematurely on instruction of senior or high-ranking officers.

3) Allegation that evidence, relating to child abuse at a youth club in 1980s and 1990s that involved politicians and council officers, went missing from a London police station.

4) Allegation that an MP was only charged with specimen charges for child sex offences and not more numerous or serious offences.

5) Allegation that paperwork and evidence relating to child sex offences involving an MP disappeared and the MP was released without charge

6) Allegation of a failure to investigate child sex offences involving an MP due to instructions from senior or high-ranking officers.

7) Allegations about attempts by Special Branch in the 1970s to interfere in an investigation that would have revealed an MP to be involved in child sex offences.

8) Allegations an investigation into a west London paedophile ring in the 1980s had evidence removed and was threatened with closure by senior officer if it uncovered evidence against VIPs.

9) Allegation that an MP was arrested and then released without charge on the instruction of senior officers following an investigation into a south London paedophile ring in the 1980s. Also alleges officers were threatened with breaking the Official Secrets Act if they spoke of the events.

10) Allegation that an investigation into child sex abuse in central London in the 1980s was halted when it became apparent that an MP was involved.

11) Allegation that an investigation into child sex offences committed by an MP was taken over by officers from Special Branch and then not progressed.

12) Allegation that an officer serving with the MPS was involved in a paedophile ring in north London and that evidence was covered up by Special Branch.

13) Allegation that intelligence was provided by a witness, during a separate investigation, indicating an MP was involved in child sex abuse and that this was not investigated. (Essex)

IPPC .gov.uk

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19 responses to “IPCC to oversee a further 12 cases of alleged historical corruption within the Metropolitan Police

  1. Reblogged this on VICTIMS OF THE STATE and commented:
    and the rest…

  2. The problem with an investigation like this is it will only go so far. D-Notice anyone?

  3. A couple of years will pass and after minimising any impact on any individual or entity that matters we’ll get the customary ‘lessons will be learned …’ and ‘… new rigourous procedures and practices to be implemented …’ bullshit.

  4. Aardvark

    September 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm
    Wow, but still so much more to be revealed and not denied. Deep respect and thanks to all the Victims and Whistle blowers who have fought, so hard and for so long to get justice. The system stinks with corruption and cover ups and please now let there be change.
    But will there be real change, as these investigations clearly go straight to the top, which would mean the security services must have known. It is hard to believe that they would ever admit to that knowledge, particularly when some allegations have been linked to the mysterious deaths of some of the Victims and Whistle blowers?

  5. Martin

    Currently the IPCC are investigating 29 claims of corruption and CSA relating to VIP’s & MP’s

    One other claim concerning Cyril Smith MP and allegations that Cyril Smith car was stopped on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire linked to pornographic material relating to children were found in the boot of that car the IPCC couldn’t found no proof concerning this claim that Northamptonshire Police and Special Branch were covered-up this event

  6. Martin

    At least another 18 more claims on CSA are been investigated making 47 in total including the 13 announced today by the IPCC so more to come soon on this

  7. nuggy

    and they will say no are police force are never courppt the finest in the world and all that cobblers..

  8. Martin

    Concerning No 9

    9) Allegation that an MP was arrested and then released without charge on the instruction of senior officers following an investigation into a south London paedophile ring in the 1980s. Also alleges officers were threatened with breaking the Official Secrets Act if they spoke of the events.

    Likelihood No 9 is concerning the BBC claims linked to Coronation Buildings estate in Lambeth and Streatham linked to Cyril Smith alleged arrest at child sex party
    BBC LINK > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31908431

  9. pandapops

    When we eventually hear that “the IPCC could find no evidence of a cover-up” in these cases, I hope more people start to see that, in some cases, this could in itself be “evidence” of a successful cover-up.

    I know it faces the old “can’t prove/disprove a negative” rhetoric but I hope it’s at least a legitimate avenue of question if the IPCC end up saying yet again that, unsurprisingly, they can’t find evidence of evidence being hidden.

    • After an extended length of time they’ll chuck a morsel or two from the rotting corpses of now dead miscreants to the gallery to indicate good faith in their ceaseless endeavour for justice.

  10. A very good comment to an article in the Daily Mail, which those who doubt the veracity of Nick and others’ allegations should keep in mind:

    “What evidence do they expect to find 40 years later AFTER professionals have been through cleaning up crime scenes and any written records? You will find nothing but that doesn’t mean it did not happen.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3237634/Now-VIP-abuse-murder-probe-brink-collapse-Scotland-Yard-won-t-say-believes-key-witness-s-claims.html#ixzz3m2WG2cvh

    Whoever wrote that comment is right.

    I don’t know if Nick is telling the truth, but I do know that the secret services and intelligence agencies (MI5/6/Special Branch) have had DECADES to dispose of and destroy evidence and records, bribe or intimidate witnesses or people who might know something, and cover up any crimes that occurred.

    So it is certainly no surprise that the police, finally investigating many years too late, can’t substantiate Nick’s allegations.

    Does anyone think that the security services would leave evidence around, just waiting to be discovered?

    Of course not! Any evidence that the authorities were aware of has long since been destroyed or hidden. That includes photographs, written records, videos, and (if murders occurred) the bodies.

    As the commenter in the Mail wrote, just because no evidence can be found DECADES after the alleged crimes took place, doesn’t mean the crimes didn’t happen.

    People who doubt the claims of Nick and other victims should keep that in mind.

    • Sabre

      That’s the problem though isn’t it. If nothing happened then nothing happened, if anything that compromises the State did happen then as you correctly point out the servants of the State would have left little if any evidence behind. We are all deluding ourselves, it really is unreasonable to expect much. In the grand scheme of things individuals count for nothing and frankly children abandoned to the tender mercy of the State really do rank fuck all.

    • Ok. Let me paraphrase what you said, pare your words down to the core idea I think you expressed, and let’s see if you still think it’s reasonable.
      To be clear, I acknowledge that this is not exactly what you said, and I’m not claiming to quote you:

      […just because no evidence can be found…doesn’t mean the crimes didn’t happen]
      So, do you think people should be charged with a crime when no evidence can be found that they committed that crime? Do you think people should be charged with a crime, when no evidence can be found that the crime ever occurred? Do you think people should be prosecuted and convicted of a crime, when no evidence can be found that the crime ever occurred?

      Are you saying that, if I accused YOU of raping & murdering a child when you were in your teens, and there was no immediately obvious evidence that you had committed such a crime or even that such a child as I described had been an unsolved victim of rape & murder at that time – the police should still arrest you and charge you with child rape and homicide?
      And that, as the police continued to investigate, STILL no evidence against you could be found – the CPS should authorize your prosecution on these charges anyway? And further, that, having considered that no evidence could be found that this crime ever took place, the Judge should convict you of the charges anyway?

      Really? Are you sure you want to imply that just because no evidence can be found, that doesn’t mean the crimes didn’t happen?

      And by the way, aren’t you setting yourself up as an infalliable judge of the truth? If YOU believe that someone is guilty of a crime, then the crime did happen and they are guilty of it, even if no evidence can be found? Isn’t that what you are saying?

      • QUOTE: “So, do you think people should be charged with a crime when no evidence can be found that they committed that crime?”

        Umm…no. You are putting words in my mouth.

        Nobody is saying that any person should be prosecuted if there is no evidence.

        But a lot of people (who should know better) are very quick to say “There’s no evidence that anything Nick said is true. That definitely means he is lying.”

        All I’m saying is that a lack of known evidence doesn’t necessarily mean that the alleged crimes never occurred, especially since we know that MI5/6/Special Branch have had DECADES to cover up anything that occurred.

        That is a far cry from calling for people to be prosecuted when no evidence exists.

        I’m simply saying that we should keep an open mind into whether people like Nick are telling the truth, instead of simply dismissing Nick’s claims because there is no DNA evidence or photographs of Ted Heath in the act, 40 years after the alleged crime occurred.

        Even the IPCC have acknowledged that Special Branch and the Security Services have confiscated evidence of VIP child sex abuse.

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