Monday 25 October 2021

It Reads Like The Plot Of The Latest Autumn TV Drama Show...

...but it's not:
The grieving mother of a gifted teenage footballer knocked down and killed by a driver has accused police of a cover-up after turning detective and discovering the motorist had links to the force that investigated her son's death.

Jesus wept! How can this not be a conflict of interest?

Before his trial, Ms Milligan heard rumours that Harwood was a director and shareholder of HB Panelcraft, a major vehicle repair company in Preston, and that the firm had a £280,000 contract to repair Lancashire Police vehicles.
Ms Milligan says a police family liaison officer denied there was any connection between the force and Mr Harwood and suggested the stress of her son's death was causing her to believe 'tittle-tattle' and that she should seek medical help.

I believe the term for that is 'gaslighting'. But that only works if the evidence isn't publically available to all... 

She took photographs of Lancashire Police vehicles on the forecourt of HB Panelcraft's repair shop and videos of them on the back of the firm's breakdown trucks.
Ms Milligan says she confronted the family liaison officer with her evidence, who accepted the force did indeed have a contract with the company.

So, they lied. Isn't that misconduct in public office? 

Last month an inquest into Dylan's death was halted after a coroner referred the case back to the Director of Public Prosecutions to consider prosecuting Harwood for manslaughter by gross negligence.

There's more than just Harwood should be in the dock, isn't there? 


Fahrenheit211 said...

This one looks really suspect and I agree with you that there should be more defendants in the dock.

MTG1 said...

Well, what's the general verdict of the UK government with regard to police integrity, then?

"Rotten from top to bottom."
The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Home Secretary.

Ted Treen said...

Lying is indeed 'Misconduct in public office': however it is, unfortunately, ubiquitous.

JuliaM said...

"This one looks really suspect and I agree with you that there should be more defendants in the dock."

Strange how the IOPC hasn't jumped all over it, isn't it?

"...however it is, unfortunately, ubiquitous."

Luckily for us, though, usually incompetently done.