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Children and the elderly vulnerable need protecting - sign the petition

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ThisCannotHappen · 04/02/2019 09:12

The actions of the police are directly exposing children and the elderly vulnerable to sexual assault. Below is a sample of what the police are doing, more detail can be found on the petition using the link below. Please remember these are ongoing situations.

  1. A police officer believing that he could individually manage the report of a child being raped on a weekly basis from the age of 9 over a four-year period. The officer choose to use his own methods rather than follow procedure.

2. The same police officer twice disregarding the report of a serious sexual assault to which there was an eye witness. The victim was an elderly lady suffering from dementia and the assault occurred in a care home where both she and her assailant resided. Six months after the initial report the police force concerned did not know the whereabouts of the assailant despite having been informed of where he was living and how to locate him on a number of separate occasions.

3. The above police officer’s supervisor not following procedure and failing to escalate the cases when reviewed. It has been acknowledged that the child abuse victim’s statement makes horrific reading where the word rape leaps out. This prevented the reports from being progressed, again, denying the victim the necessary support. This failing has been attributed to, and I quote, “having an off day”.

4. A police officer meeting with the victim of rape as a minor but deciding he would rather talk about his own issues for a little over two hours. Not only was this to the exclusion of the matter in hand but the officer repeatedly used profane language as well as talking about his penis. Amongst other inappropriate questions, the officer directly asked the victim if they considered it was worth the officer having sex with his wife when he could not ejaculate.

5. The supervising officer of 4 above taking the decision to send out this police officer to the victim despite knowing that the officer was suffering from severe depression arising from personal issues. These personal issues were, I am led to believe, a frequent topic of conversation. The officer was receiving counselling and treatment for his condition, but this had still resulted in periods of absence from work. The officer had only just returned to duty from his latest absence when he was sent out to the victim to discuss their childhood trauma.

6. The complaint department of the police force concerned persistently not following the IOPC complaint handling guidelines, a fact that was openly admitted in a telephone conversation. This allowed the situation to dramatically escalate.

7. The complaint department of the police force concerned downplaying serious complaints as highlighted by 4 above. There is also a separate complaint regarding the unauthorised disclosure of confidential information not being considered a misconduct issue. Also, the same complaint department does not consider there to be any negligence despite the child abuse victim being denied the necessary support as a direct result of the actions of the police force.

This has to be stopped now before anymore become victims. Please sign the petition using the link below, share/like the Facebook page ‘Action required by the government’, and tell anybody who cares what is happening.

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