Wednesday, 18 May 2022

How Can They Sleep At Night?

Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch has referred the incident for review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, due to previous contact.
Yes, this is the case of the three year old boy tragically mauled to death by out of control dogs...which were already known to the police.
Hairdresser Kia Walker, who was just 17 at the time, said dogs ran out of a house and charged at her.
Ms Walker, now 19, told MailOnline: 'I didn't drop the investigation. I was told there wasn't enough evidence. 'I asked if there was anything else they could do and they said no because there wasn't enough evidence.'

The image of her wound is so horrific it has to be blurred out...but it's apparently not 'evidence'.

A relative added: 'The dogs have charged towards her and ripped her arm. She used to go walking all the time but now she doesn't. It was taken to court but then for some reason it got dropped and nothing was ever done with it.
'The incident happened on April 10 last year and another woman posted online she too had been set upon in the same spot.
She said: 'Absolutely heartbreaking. I knew this would happen one day. 'The police are useless. I was attacked by one of this man's dogs. I couldn't walk for over a month. 'The police did nothing. No further action letter I got. There were numerous times people have been bitten off different dogs up there. That poor little boy.'

Why would police not take action, or begin to take action and then drop it? 

Inside they discovered around £50,000 worth of farm and building machinery, which officers believed to be stolen, as well as two dogs that have been taken into care by the RSPCA.

Ah. I think we all know what we're dealing with here, don't we? 

GMP Assistant Chief Constable Scott Green said: 'It goes without saying that this news will have had an impact on the community. I can reassure members of the public...


...that any criminal offences identified by our enquiries in relation to this incident will be dealt with accordingly by ourselves and our criminal justice partners.

You didn't last time. Why should we believe you now

'We are aware of speculation on social media and ask that members of the public and the media refrain from engaging in speculation at this time until our investigation is complete and any subsequent criminal proceedings have concluded.'

Well, I'm speculating all I want. I'm speculating that there's some officers with very uncomfortable times ahead, and I hope they suffer a little of the blind panic that the victims of these mutts felt as they charged towards them. 

And I'll bet you anything you like that this house was marked on the police computer systems as a known dangerous spot (it was reported initial responders turn up with riot shields for protection - how would they know to do that?) yet no action was taken.

And a three year old child is now on the conscience of everyone who allowed it to be a danger for years... 


Anonymous said...

The police are sscared of certain sections of the community. This is a case for the Army, with instructions not to leave anyone, or any thing, alive at the scene.

Nemisis said...

"...dealt ourselves...."? If Officer Dribble really means that they will be following up, shouldn't his speech have included " our force.." or " us..".
Promoted beyond his GCSE fail in English Language!

Fahrenheit211 said...

Dodgy violent dogs. Stolen farm machinery. Complaints not dealt with by the Greater Manchester Police. Alleged offenders seemingly immune from the attention of either the criminal or civil law. Police not doing anything until there is a tragedy. This all sounds very familiar.

I seem to be getting the word appearing mysteriously out of the ether after reading this story and that word is 'Pikey'. Could we be looking at a situation where itinerant criminals were not dealt with either properly or early enough because the police were scared of being accused of being 'racist' to the Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers?

If this is the case that Travellers are the owners of this violent dog and behind the equipment thefts will GMP start to take a more proactive view of policing travellers?

Sgt Albert Hall said...

“ any criminal offences identified by our enquiries in relation to this incident will be dealt with accordingly by ourselves and our criminal justice partners.” So says the Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.

I detest the repeated use by the police of the word “partners”. Instead being held accountable for doing their duty, it’s become too easy to shelter behind the warm and cuddly concept of working in partnerships. The GMP is the only public entity that the people of Manchester can turn to for law enforcement. Just get on with your job!

JuliaM said...

"The police are sscared of certain sections of the community. "

Scared to the point this man has been allowed to be a menace to others. That's surely not what ANYONE joined the police for.

Is it?

"Promoted beyond his GCSE fail in English Language!"

Probably written for him by the PR Department. Who'll have degrees in social justice and nothing else..

"This all sounds very familiar."

Indeed. Horribly so.

"I detest the repeated use by the police of the word “partners”."

The police are the public and the public are the police. Except when it's politically inconvenient.