Why is police officer part responsible for corruption in Daniel Morgan inquiry being trusted to clean it up?

Cressida Dick: This Writer is cursing the fact that this image isn’t a post-arrest mugshot.

We should be furious about this. It is an invitation to allow the corruption to continue until all the UK’s police forces are poisoned.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insulted the nation with her response to the findings of the Daniel Morgan inquiry.

She said it was a “matter of great regret that no one has been brought to justice” – but failed to say anything about the fact that she shares responsibility for that failure.

Dick started her statement by saying she wanted to acknowledge the “resilience” and “determination” of the Morgan family, but that’s not what they wanted; they wanted her to acknowledge the failings the inquiry discovered – including those in her own behaviour.

Then how about this for cheek:

“I have been personally determined that the Met provided the Panel with the fullest level of co-operation in an open and transparent manner, with complete integrity at all times.”

As far as I can tell, that is a direct lie – Dick herself was singled out for criticism in the inquiry report for obstructing the investigation by denying the inquiry panel access to vital information.

So: no co-operation; no openness; no transparency – and absolutely no integrity at all.

Referring to the report, she stated: “We will take the necessary time to consider it and the associated recommendations in their entirety.”

I can only conclude that she will take as much time as it takes to find a way of dismissing the report’s accusations of “institutional corruption”, to avoid bringing in any of the changes the inquiry panel demanded, and to deflect the criticisms that related directly to her.

In other words, This Writer is willing to bet that, having been found to have betrayed her duty to the public in order to protect the Met’s reputation, Dick will again betray her duty to the public in order to protect the Met’s – and her own – reputation.

It should also be noted that Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave’s comment that he does not accept that the Met is “institutionally corrupt” – as the inquiry found – is cause for deep concern.

He was saying that he will attempt to obstruct plans to root out the corruption that the inquiry found.

I said it in a previous article and I’ll say it again here:

If Priti Patel could be trusted to do her job properly, she would have already demanded the suspension of Dick and every other police officer involved in this 34-years-long corrupt cover-up – all of them.

She would then invite law enforcement officers from a completely different place – possibly even from a different country, because I don’t think anybody here can be trusted to be honest (think Hillsborough) – to investigate their roles and determine whether and what criminal charges should be levelled against them.

But she isn’t doing any of that.

She’s trusting one of the people responsible for the corruption to clean it up. She’s making this worse.

Source: Daniel Morgan report: Cressida Dick apologises for failings in case | Metro News

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  1. Jon Lisle-Summers June 16, 2021 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I don’t understand how this officer rose to become top cop in our capital city after this blunder:

  2. Roger Gough June 16, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Sir Ian Blair, ex-Met Commissioner has just described (Radio 4, Today) Dame Cressida as the “the finest Police Officer of her generation” and he should know.

  3. Graham Warwick June 16, 2021 at 9:07 am - Reply

    It’s been tried again and again, reaming the corruption out of the Met. This time it must be done and done well. No more getting away with things by exercising power by dirty cops

  4. William-Glyn THOMAS June 16, 2021 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I think it is a bit ripe to paint all Policemen with the same brush.

    There are no doubt pockets of corruption but these would be so secretive that ordinary decent policemen might suspect but cannot prove their existence. Often linked to Freemasonry.

    Almost all officers of the rank of Chief Inspector and above will practice delusionary tactics to massage statistics.

    Junior Officers will be bullied into “writing off” allegation of crime as “No Crime”. The classic being – An allegation made that some ducks had been stolen. The officer wrote off the crime stating that the ducks had migrated. Further investigation revealed that the ducks were in fact ornamental ducks. This is only an example of the “Fiddling”, “Cooking the books” that goes. Such activity progresses and the temptations get greater as one progresses and they tend to do as others do. Many more examples but for that, I’d need to write a book.

  5. Brian June 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    What about the news papers ‘Mail & Express’ colluding and perverting the course of justice?

    • Mike Sivier July 3, 2021 at 10:57 am - Reply

      I thought it was the News of the World?

  6. Hecuba June 16, 2021 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Corrupt fascist tories protecting corrupt metropolitan police – such as Cressida Dick who should be immediately sacked! This is what fascists always do they work together to ensure their mass corruption remains hidden and never ever prosecuted!

    Fascist puppet Priti Patel is protecting her puppet Cressida Dick and the biggest fascist crook little fascist dictator duck johnson knows he has so much power that he doesn’t know what to do with it all – except to continue re-decorating and having his lavish luxury little boat constructed!

    Little england is a banana fascist dictatorship!

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