Monday, August 04, 2014

Learning the lessons

I regularly dip into the Police Oracle site. Its content gives you a summary of what's happening police wise across the UK and beyond and has some well informed commentators.

For  instance I found out through the site that there exists a body called the Learning the Lessons Committee.

This is a multi agency committee established to disseminate and promote learning across the police service.

It consists of representatives of 

2.College of Policing
3.Home Office
5.HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
6.Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales

What a more appropriate assortment of the Great and the Good could you assemble to chew over the finer detail on the front line officers as they deal  with life's reality and our fractious customer base !

E7, the MET firearms officer has now unfortunately gone beyond the 'learning the lessons committee'   threshold and has been charged with murder.

A man has died and that is not, in any way, to be taken lightly.

This matter has been reviewed and reviewed since 2005.

And here we are , a preliminary hearing for trial in September 2014.

I wont go into the details of the case as its history is well documented on the internet

E7, I wish you the best through this process.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

E7 is a highly commended retired officer! The person that died was a wanted criminal about to committ a crime! Yet e7 is charged with murder! Who'd volunteer to replace him? E7 hold your head up high and don't let the bastards down! As for the committee how can they learn from operations

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typo meant to say don't let the bastards grind you down!

2:20 AM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

This is, at its essence, the reason why I would never carry a gun for this organisation ( or indeed for and on behalf of the our armed forces are now finding out following the politicians sending our troops to Iraq and Afghanistan)

The way I see it, the prosecution of E7 is the end product of an agenda by those acting on behalf of HMG.

Someone, somewhere, at some point has to be pilloried and chosen to grip the rail and be portrayed to be criminally at fault no matter what the circumstances.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know a colleague who's facing a court case for defending themselves. Won't go into details but DPS said there is no case to answer but policy from the top says it has to go to CPS who are running with it! Two colleagues and I are witnesses have not been called by Cps though the defence will ! It seems to me the coppers are the new bankers! Everyone hates us and is out to gets us because the government wants to deflect attention away from their conduct!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

Despite everything I still don't think the majority of law abiding MoP hate us.

Even with the best efforts of HMG and its drip fed media soulmates we still rise above politicians and the press in the 'who would you trust' polls.

No matter what, we are still out there 24/7 trying to do our best.

1:26 PM  

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