Wednesday, April 4, 2012

#Leveson : #Strathclyde Police Corruption - Covering For Peadophiles In the Moira Anderson Case.

Strathclyde police have covered up corruption in their force for years. The Murder of Moira Anderson and paedophiles within Goverment protected by this force.

Scotland’s top police officer accused by sergeant of misusing public cash

Chief Constable Stephen House: Allegations over misuse of public cash Chief Constable Stephen House: Allegations over misuse of public cash

THE HEAD of Scotland’s largest police force is facing calls for an investigation, following allegations by one of his sergeants.

Sgt Martin Porter has made accusations against Strathclyde Police, including that Chief Constable Stephen House has overseen a misuse of public funds, by authorising personal police protection to the aunt of one of his senior officers.

Strathclyde Police Authority members have now written to their chief executive saying the actions of Mr House, one of the leading candidates to head a new Scottish force, should be investigated by another force.

Sgt Porter, 48, who has been an officer for 27 years, also believes there has been a cover-up surrounding events leading up to the suicide of his teenage son.

David Porter, 18, was a pupil at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock, in June 2008, when he allegedly intervened to stop the racist bullying of another pupil.

The matter came to blows, the on-school police officer was alerted, and David was subject of a report sent to the procurator-fiscal. Nine months later he was acquitted of assault at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

However, in the intervening time, his schoolwork and mental health deteriorated. In September 2009, he took his own life on railway tracks in Kilmarnock, leaving his family devastated.

Martin Porter’s sister, Jean, said: “Not only was he acquitted in court, but the sheriff commended him for coming to the aid of the young boy.”

She added: “It’s just taken over everyone’s lives, we just can’t move on. David was a lovely boy.

“Martin has always had a strong sense of moral code. We just wanted someone to admit they were wrong and apologise. But that didn’t happen, and that put Martin on a mission.”

Strathclyde Police said both matters had been investigated thoroughly and Mr Porter was told his complaints had been found to be unsubstantiated.

However, authority members believe the allegations of misuse of public funds are so serious they should be referred to another force, while the handling of the incident at Grange Academy could amount to an offence.

In a joint letter to chief executive Keith Mannings, ten members wrote: “Mr Porter alleged that the original investigating officer had carried out a biased investigation, had withheld known information from the prosecution and defence, had hidden information from supervisors, had failed to initiate a racial incident process, and had failed to probe glaring inconsistencies in witness accounts.

“On the face of it, there is material here that points to the possibility that there had been an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Porter alleges there has been a police cover-up.”

On the misuse of public funds, they wrote: “The allegation was that in June 2010 the chief constable had instigated what became known as ‘Operation Park Road’, which was in effect a very expensive police operation to look after [former] ACC [John] Neilson’s aunt.”

They added: “We accordingly see no reason why the authority should not now have an opportunity to consider referring the complaint against the chief constable to the chief constable of another force.”

According to sources, it is alleged £25,000 was spent on “Operation Park Road” in 12 days before it was cancelled.

Mr Porter, who has four other children, including three who are still at home, has been on sick leave since November 2010.

He believes he is still owed payments – something both the force and authority deny – and plans to take his case to an employment tribunal.

Strathclyde Police said Mr House would have no issue with the matter being referred to another force.

A spokesman said: “Strathclyde Police followed due process in dealing with a complaint against a chief officer. This complaint was initially investigated by Strathclyde Police Authority.

“The complaint was fully investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.”