Something Rotten In The State Of (Dalrymple) Denmark
S.O.C.A. Disbanded, Discredited, Dishonest and Dalrympled:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5ab2596c-989a-11df-a0b7-00144feab49a.html
How Many Unlawful Convictions secured by the dishonest antics of the now discredited S.O.C.A. will end up in the Court of Appeal ?????
Something Rotten In The State Of Denmark
The Da Vinci malicious prosecution sits on the desks of
Home Secretary Theresa May,
Minster of Justice Kenneth Clarke,
Scottish Minister for Justice Kenny MacAskill
The Independent Police Complaints Commission
Rosie Cooper MP is demanding a thorough investigation, as she needs to know the truth about all that went on
Complaints have been lodged with: -
Dumfries and Galloway Police
A formal complaint has been lodged against Mark Dalrymple with The Institute if Professional Loss Adjusters
The responses have been interesting and perhaps give a clue as to where this case is going
The Crown Office have denied all knowledge of the January 2007 meeting at the Gatwick Airport Hilton Hotel
Dumfries and Galloway Police have referred the complaint to the Crown Office because it alleges potential criminal conduct on the police of the constabulary and the response of the Crown office on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway is awaited.
The response of SOCA Counter Corruption Department was to refuse to record the matter as a complaint against SOCA within the terms of Section 12 of Police Reform Act 2002.
The letter states “one of the functions of the Counter Corruption Unit is to address issues of Pubic Complaints made against SOCA personnel whose conduct may have fallen short of standards expected by employees of SOCA.
Where such a complaint is received then the matter is subject to a formalised procedure by this department. Having examined the contents of your letter it does not appear to disclose any direct failure by an employee to observe the code of conduct that regulates SOCA behaviour”
The letter seeks to pass the matter to the Scottish authorities as they were managing the SOCA officers and on this premise they refuse to record the matter as a complaint against SOCA. The management of the investigation by another authority is used by SOCA as a ground not to investigate the matter on the premise that they will be able to investigate your prosecution including the actions of the two SOCA staff.
The allegations you have made regarding the involvement of SOCA undercover officers centers on the alleged meeting January 2007 and the subsequent preliminary hearing and trial where details of this meeting were not disclosed. This issue is one that should have been addressed by your defence team through normal judicial proceedings and if not previously considered may form grounds of appeal.
As the investigation was managed by another authority, it is not appropriate for SOCA to investigate their investigation
Have SOCA ever been investigated ?
On their argument they can never be investigated
Well patience is a virtue and the refusal to record the complaint and the spurious justification is now sitting on the desk of Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The SOCA officers should consider how the DPP reacts when perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice come to light and they could do well to look carefully at the Sarfraz Ibrahim case in Swansea published on 14 July 2010
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said that Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Sarfraz Ibrahim had disgraced the service through a serious breach of trust after he admitted charges of corruption, misconduct and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Swansea Crown Court heard that Sarfraz Ibrahim, Head of the Trials Advocacy Unit and a Crown Advocate in CPS Gwent, abused his position to advise that a suspect should not be prosecuted and on one occasion accepted £20,000 for doing so.
"While criminal behaviour of this serious nature is extremely rare in the service, the CPS will prosecute all such cases robustly and will not hesitate to take action against any member of its staff who brings discredit on the Service. This behaviour will not be tolerated in our organisation.” Mr Starmer said: "The public has a right to expect the highest standards of professional behaviour from CPS employees and I will not tolerate anything less. All necessary action will always be taken to ensure that the public can continue to have confidence in all those who prosecute on their behalf.”
It is an interesting legal question as to who has the jurisdictional power to prosecute the SOCA officers and Mark Dalrymple. They are English based manipulating a Scottish trial, but that is a question for lawyers to ponder.
Suddenly serious questions are being asked about the role of SOCA and Mark Dalrymple and the covert meeting in January 2007.
We know the meeting took place and indeed it is telling that to date no one has denied it.
The decision to disband SOCA and bring in a new FBI style force does not means that past sins will be forgiven. Five innocent men stood trial and had their lives ruined for the egos of two SOCA officers and Mark Dalrymple.
Whilst SOCA may not be fit for purpose those who have stepped over the mark for whatever reason have brought shame to their profession. SOCA was discredited last year by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. The agency was heralded as ‘Britain’s FBI’ when it was set up by Labour in 2006 but only £1 was seized from organised crime gangs for every £15 in SOCA’s budget, according to figures shown to MPs. They said it ‘lacked transparency and accountability’.
The outcome of the pending enquiries by the IPCC and the politicians will reveal whether SOCA really are fit for purpose.
Mark Dalrymple what have you done, you have ruined five lives is it about to go to eight.
In Edinburgh Donald Findlay QC poignantly asked you “What do you do” you could not give a proper answer then, perhaps now you have time to reflect you can answer now.
Two SOCA officers now have their jobs on the line as a result of your desire to step outside the parameters of decency and set up innocent men in a rancid prosecution. The Da Vinci case is looming and there is no place to hide.
anonymous said... Mark Dalrymple drunk in a wine bar boasting to collegues he is about to recover the stolen table from Newby Hall and will not pay the £10,000 reward as the informant has a long previous record for stolen art and antiques.
Why does Wales keep coming up when talking about the Firle Place Porcelain theft ?
How close are Police to recovering the stolen L.S. Lowry paintings taken from Ivan Aird, and where does George Aird come in to this ???
Art Hostage Comments:
We will call this Newby Hall Table reference Mark Dalrymple's David Davis moment.
Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis, the stolen art worlds