Police Not Properly Vetted

September 28, 2019

So we are told that more than 35,000 police officers are “not properly vetted”, putting public at risk of sexual predators, according to a report by the Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Service. This follows on from the high profile case of Cheshire police person Ian Naude, imprisoned for allegedly raping a 13 year old girl.

I wonder whether the report is accurate or whether the problem is more localised – a case of the Cheshire constabulary not caring whether they employ criminals or not. When the Ian Naude case came to light, they didn’t have much choice about whether to do something about it. But in the case of criminal constables Eoin Anderson and Nicola Rimmer, there is no public profile, so they are happy to do nothing and carry on employing criminal perjurers, even though perjury by the police strikes at the very heart of our justice system.

The thing is that the Cheshire constabulary is morally bankrupt, and this has to be down to their leaders, chief constable Darren Martland and police crime commissioner David Keane. If the people at the top don’t set an example by seeking out, investigating and dealing with criminal police officers, then the whole organisation becomes corrupt. That is what has happened in Cheshire. I had hoped that a new chief constable coming in would do some good, but Darren Martland has the same abysmally low standards as his predecessors. He hadn’t been at the constabulary very long before he was promoted to chief constable, so if he had high standards when he joined the Cheshire police, he very quickly lost them when he joined this morally bankrupt organisation.

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