Blackburn MP's concern over police cash

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BLACKBURN MP Jack Straw has expressed concern that transferring cash from Lancashire Constabulary to the Independent Police Complaints Commission so it can have greater powers to investigate misconduct could undermine the force’s own efforts to maintain profession standards.

He told Home Secretary Theresa May in the Commons: “I am concerned about the relationship between the professional standards units of individual forces and the IPCC. I understand that at a time of limited resources, money has to come from somewhere and that some transfer is sensible.

“However, will you have a care to ensure that professional standards units in individual forces are not so denuded that they cannot do their crucial initial work of identifying early possible bad police officers?”

Mrs May replied:”Work will be transferring from professional standards departments to the IPCC, so it therefore makes sense to transfer resources.

“We are not talking about not having professional standards departments at all.”

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4:41pm Wed 13 Feb 13

glossopkid says...

Does anybody have any first hand experience of Independent Police Complaints Commission and how good they are?
Does anybody have any first hand experience of Independent Police Complaints Commission and how good they are? glossopkid
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11:05am Thu 14 Feb 13

haha2013 says...

Yes, it takes them far too long and they believe the lies the police officers tell them. However they have now upheld my appeal nearly a year later. Lancashire constabulary then close ranks so once you have complained there is no point whatsoever in contacting the police for anything else as they won't help you, what they will do is make your life difficult with their snide comments. Professional Standards - that's a joke!!
Yes, it takes them far too long and they believe the lies the police officers tell them. However they have now upheld my appeal nearly a year later. Lancashire constabulary then close ranks so once you have complained there is no point whatsoever in contacting the police for anything else as they won't help you, what they will do is make your life difficult with their snide comments. Professional Standards - that's a joke!! haha2013
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1:35am Tue 12 Mar 13

sickofthisrubbish says...

glossopkid wrote:
Does anybody have any first hand experience of Independent Police Complaints Commission and how good they are?
Why don't you ask the, Birmingham 6, or the gilford 4, or Stefan kishco, Hillsborough family's, And the thousands that have been to jail for some thing they didn't do!. ( No one prosecuted for the miscarriage of justice!, They did get good pensions though? )
Because the people that join the police or legal system, be leave there better than everyone else.
That's why they are not likely too admit there wrong," Their the law".
which means if their wrong so is the law.
And when it takes months of work to get cases to court,
Their not going to let a little thing like the truth spoil there future employment path?.
We do not have a police force just forceful police with guns!.
what next tanks, Marshall law, curfew, secret courts, summery punishment?. ( forgot we already do?)
Starlin would be proud! if his KGB had as much power & information the police have access too?,.
One day a loony will get control of the government and well all pay one way or another, the clock is ticking.
People will only put up for so long and they just blow up!.
where are the police when bankers are concerned, or WMDs.
The police complaints commission are only there to cover up for police, Not to hold them to account.
As history will show you, if you all care to check !. ( pay offs, pensions, promotions, CBEs, OBEs, knight hoods for failing).
That's why people don't trust the system its morally bankrupt like the country's elite. FOOLS WITH TOOLS!
[quote][p][bold]glossopkid[/bold] wrote: Does anybody have any first hand experience of Independent Police Complaints Commission and how good they are?[/p][/quote]Why don't you ask the, Birmingham 6, or the gilford 4, or Stefan kishco, Hillsborough family's, And the thousands that have been to jail for some thing they didn't do!. ( No one prosecuted for the miscarriage of justice!, They did get good pensions though? ) Because the people that join the police or legal system, be leave there better than everyone else. That's why they are not likely too admit there wrong," Their the law". which means if their wrong so is the law. And when it takes months of work to get cases to court, Their not going to let a little thing like the truth spoil there future employment path?. We do not have a police force just forceful police with guns!. what next tanks, Marshall law, curfew, secret courts, summery punishment?. ( forgot we already do?) Starlin would be proud! if his KGB had as much power & information the police have access too?,. One day a loony will get control of the government and well all pay one way or another, the clock is ticking. People will only put up for so long and they just blow up!. where are the police when bankers are concerned, or WMDs. The police complaints commission are only there to cover up for police, Not to hold them to account. As history will show you, if you all care to check !. ( pay offs, pensions, promotions, CBEs, OBEs, knight hoods for failing). That's why people don't trust the system its morally bankrupt like the country's elite. FOOLS WITH TOOLS! sickofthisrubbish
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