Monday, 30 March 2009

So, What Exactly WAS His Job….?

…if it wasn’t communicating accurately with people?
One delay was caused by a British Transport Police communication officer.

He wrongly claimed to Essex Police that trains were fitted with sensors that would detect any collision on the line.

This affected the police's "perception of the likelihood of Natasha being on the railway lines", the report said.

"The communications officer admitted he lied to an Essex police officer, initially telling IPCC officers that he did so to end the call which would allow him to get on with his job, and that he actually had no knowledge of train sensors," the report said.
Well, he was in the wrong job there.

If he wants to be allowed to lie and make stuff up out of thin air, he should have been in the PR department…


Obnoxio The Clown said...

Should have been working for the government, more like.

Oldrightie said...

Obno, they do.

Dr Melvin T Gray said...

Trains are not fitted with impact recorders but vibration surveys are sometimes carried out with portable equipment - so perhaps there was some confusion.

Unchallenged acceptance that an impact recorder could register a reading in the described collision was at best lacking commonsense or at worst, negligent oversight.