Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sexual misconduct in the police force


Private Eye 1289 mentions a case involving serious allegations of sexual misconduct against a senior staff member of the Met police force.

The man has taken early retirement after a period of sick leave.

The Daily Mail have reported he is married, in his 50s and ...

"...He has overseen a number of controversial issues that have led to turmoil within the organisation and the departure of key individuals. Yet in a rare move, both he and his female colleague, who is considerably younger than him, have persuaded an employment tribunal judge to impose a secrecy order on the proceedings."

Apparently Private Eye should not have mentioned he worked for the Met police.

So more civil servants funded by the tax payer are using our money to take out injunctions.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391918/New-gagging-order-row-erupts-Court-hear-sensitive-sex-case-secret.html


[UPDATE 30 MINUTES LATER]

As pointed out by a commentator this is an odd story because the day before the Daily Mail appear to name the people ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391710/A-180-000-pay-Scotland-Yard-misconduct-police-chief.html

"A leading Scotland Yard official under investigation over ‘highly sensitive’ misconduct allegations made by a female colleague has retired early with a £180,000 pay-off. Critics claim that Martin Tiplady, the Met’s director of human resources, has been given favourable treatment because of his status in the force.

The Daily Mail revealed in October that Mr Tiplady was facing career-threatening allegations made by Raphaella Hamilton-Appiah, a member of staff more than 20 years his junior."

9 comments:

  1. Very odd, considering the Mail named him yesterday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. http://news1.capitalbay.com/news/129521.html?print

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is an abuse of the legal system involving a cover-up by a major public body that spends millions of pounds of taxpayers' money every year. We have a right to know.

    Whenever I uncover details of these injunctions covering up abuse, fraud, corruption and other illegal activity...or just plain old simple incompetence...I'll re-post them. Sod the consequences.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These cover ups lead to a serious risk of major cover ups. These individuals expose themselves to the risk of encouragement, either from those in power (who also have too much to hide), or less savoury sorts who might 'get away' with even worse activities.
    Public servants should not be allowed to hide in this way. We should demand to investigate all their recent decisions.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I see that the Daily Mail article that names them is no longer available...

    "Sorry...

    The page you have requested does not exist or is no longer available."

    Must be true then. So let me get this right. Someone who we aren't allowed to know about (though we pay their wages) gets into hanky-panky trouble last year and it's OK to cover in the papers at the time. Then they try to RETROSPECTIVELY gag the free press by an injunction (supposedly) and out comes the "Ministry of Truth" to UNDO history ie the electronic equivalent of book burning.

    Nice one...Good work for the lawyers, but then they always win.

    ReplyDelete
  6. 'An abuse of taxpayers' money': £180,000 pay-off for Scotland Yard police chief at centre of misconduct investigation

    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 11:27 PM on 27th May 2011

    A leading Scotland Yard official under investigation over ‘highly sensitive’ misconduct allegations made by a female colleague has retired early with a £180,000 pay-off.

    Critics claim that Martin Tiplady, the Met’s director of human resources, has been given favourable treatment because of his status in the force.

    They say the payout is an ‘abuse’ of taxpayers’ money.

    Honour: Martin Tiplady receives an OBE from Queen last year

    As well as a year’s salary, the 58-year-old married father of two will be eligible for a pension of £15,000 a year for his nine years service at the Met.

    The Daily Mail revealed in October that Mr Tiplady was facing career-threatening allegations made by Raphaella Hamilton-Appiah, a member of staff more than 20 years his junior.

    Until last year, the pair had been close friends.

    But for reasons which are still not clear, relations soured and she made a formal complaint about his conduct.

    Staff said her claims were treated ‘very seriously’, prompting an investigation by a provincial police force. Former colleagues say Mr Tiplady was ‘devastated’ by the accusations.
    Martin Tiplady was the director of human resources at Scotland Yard for nine years

    Martin Tiplady was the director of human resources at Scotland Yard for nine years

    Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said: ‘Martin Tiplady, our director of human resources for the past nine years, has taken the decision to retire.

    ‘During that period he has made a very significant contribution to the work of the Metropolitan Police’.

    Mr Tiplady, who was last year awarded an OBE for services to policing, won a series of accolades for his efforts to boost ethnic minority recruitment in the force.

    He sat on Sir Paul’s management board, which oversees the running of the Met.

    Yesterday he said he had no comment to make about whether he had left the force under a cloud, the misconduct allegations or his bumper pay-out.
    Scotland Yard refused to discuss his pay-off.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I posted a website containing an expose of wrongdoing by a major British university and was charged criminally. Fortunately, after being convicted, and after spending over 20k, the conviction was overturned on the grounds that it's not possible to harass someone by posting a blog/website, as such laws were not designed to protect reputations.

    Still, the costs both financial and emotional were considerable, and this has a chilling effect on basic free speech rights. Superinjunctions, especially when they involve pubic officials, are similarly pernicious.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Someone should investigate Tiplady's appalling "Transforming HR" programme to discover how he blatantly disregarded MPA and EU regulations to serve his own purposes.

    Good to see this dishonest, corrupt and self-serving public servant dishonorably discharged.

    The only regret is that it took so long for this to happen !

    ReplyDelete
  9. Strange that the article is still up:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323001/Scotland-Yard-boss-facing-ruin-claims-improper-conduct-woman-equality-unit.html

    ReplyDelete