Hogan Howe. The Met starts spilling. What else do they know?

charlie drake said…
how hogan howe as lasted i will never nose.
common purpose royalty.
hillsborough cover up back story. perfect for the mark d shoot to kill real but psy effect operation.
how now howe
howes about that then now then now then operation gladio.

keep the sirens blaisin howe late into the night.
keep the sheep on edge and dependent now


Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: Met crime figures were fiddled

Anonymous said…
One ex commissioner, Lord Stevens and now the present head cop in the UK, Bernard Hogan Howe, (ex Oxford and Cambridge) within a few days of each other have openly stated that the police fiddle crime figures.

Shocking? Perhaps not. Every public body in the land – perhaps the world – does it – Why? Because the ruling Govt. almost demands it through the implementation of crippling targets and bullying Ministers/ civil servants AND senior police officers, exactly like Messrs Stevens and Hogan-Howe, who ‘drive’ staff to meet said targets.
Cui bono?

Expect some sort of publicly funded investigation that hammers decent, hard working coppers, further restricting pay and pensions (twice reduced in the last seven years by Govt) and heightens the demand for further private companies to step in to ‘save’ British policing.

Also be interesting to see if Stevens and HH will be brought to account for their crime stats – as in the BBC article linked here – Theresa may appointed HH in the first place because of his impressive crime reduction performance! Won’t hold my breath.
Peace.

WHITEHALL EDITOR

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A whistleblower’s claim that the Metropolitan Police manipulated crime figures to meet its performance targets is at least partially true, the head of Britain’s largest force admitted on Wednesday.

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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told MPs that allegations  by one of his own police constables that statistics were routinely fiddled contained a “truth we need to hear”.
His comments to the Public Administration Select Committee came just over a month after he insisted his force’s crime figures were “competent and reliable”.
Pc James Patrick is currently facing a disciplinary hearing over his claims that crimes such as burglary and rape had been wrongly downgraded or written off by officers.
He said that the figures were being fixed to meet a crime reduction target of 20 per cent and that he had raised his concerns with MPs after being blocked from speaking out by the Met.
Sir Bernard said the allegations were a matter of serious concern and that an inquiry was continuing. He said early findings suggested that some of Pc Patrick’s claims were inaccurate and that the remainder of his allegations had some validity.
“On the whole there is a truth there that we need to hear,” he said. “Some of them are worthy of further investigation. Some of them are incomplete and occasionally there may be some inaccuracy. I don’t want to give any impression that I’m not concerned about this.”
The Commissioner said the Met had yet to speak directly to Pc Patrick, partly because of his pending misconduct hearing, and that its inquiry was likely to take three to six months.
Sir Bernard suggested that the complexity of crime recording rules and problems with technology were partly to blame for flaws in crime figure data. But he insisted that he would ensure the integrity of crime figures.
He added that HM Inspectorate of Constabulary would begin a separate independent investigation next month in the gathering of crime statistics.
Sir Bernard also faced a difficult moment in his evidence when he was forced to admit that, during a previous appearance before MPs, he had cited a report he had written in 2011 while working in the police inspectorate as evidence in support of the force’s crime recording methods.
In fact, the report had said there was “some cause for concern”. Sir Bernard said he had forgotten that he had written the report and had quoted from the executive summary, which was broadly favourable, without reminding himself of the full text before he gave evidence.

BBC profile Bernard Hogan Howe

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I’m not really news, me, but did Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe just get called a liar? He told the Home Affairs select committee recently that the Met’s crime figures had been classified “competent and reliable”by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.
The said inspector was in just now and flatly denied it. He’d said he’d looked at the Met’s figures and they showed “cause for concern”. So perturbed was he that he has written to the Commissioner asking him to explain.
There must be a headline in there. They’re suggesting one of Britain’s most senior police officers is an unreliable witness. He fiddled statistics to make himself look better, that he lied to Parliament, the Commissioner of the Met. There’s the story, make of it what you will.
It wasn’t the only instance of police integrity that came up.
Tom Winsor, the chief inspector is widely disliked in the police force on account of his proposed reforms of pay and conditions. Thirty thousand officers marched in London in protest against them.
“They were acting on hearsay,” Winsor said, with the thinnest of smiles.“They failed to look for the primary evidence.”
If it went to court they’d all be in jail.
The message the police were getting was that every officer would be £4,000 worse off whereas in reality, he said, 60 per cent of officers would be paid more.
When asked, when pressed, he said he had no evidence that the misinformation came from the upper levels of the Police Federation, “but it may emerge in due course”.

The police leadership seems to be rotting from the inside.
Is Winsor himself reliable? Is he honest, decent, straight?
Unusually for someone in his sort of position, he didn’t defend the people he is empowered to inspect. That’s a good sign for sketch writers.
And when asked whether he felt he was in any way responsible for the loss of police morale he said the most unexpected thing in the most unusual way.
He said, “Yes.”

That’s just not how regulators and inspectors speak.
The man is Christmas.
PS: There was a terrific row when Winsor wore a police uniform to a memorial event. He isn’t a policeman. The uniform was disrespected. The online fury was a phenomenon. It is one of the things best known about him.
His explanation?
The uniform wasn’t a police uniform. It is the uniform provided to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. “It is a uniform that only I am entitled to wear,” he said, with that thin smile he has.
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2 Responses to “Hogan Howe. The Met starts spilling. What else do they know?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    One ex commissioner, Lord Stevens and now the present head cop in the UK, Bernard Hogan Howe, (ex Oxford and Cambridge) within a few days of each other have openly stated that the police fiddle crime figures.
    Shocking? Perhaps not. Every public body in the land – perhaps the world – does it – Why? Because the ruling Govt. almost demands it through the implementation of crippling targets and bullying Ministers/ civil servants AND senior police officers, exactly like Messrs Stevens and Hogan-Howe, who ‘drive’ staff to meet said targets.
    Cui bono?
    Expect some sort of publicly funded investigation that hammers decent, hard working coppers, further restricting pay and pensions (twice reduced in the last seven years by Govt) and heightens the demand for further private companies to step in to ‘save’ British policing.

    Also be interesting to see if Stevens and HH will be brought to account for their crime stats – as in the BBC article linked here – Theresa may appointed HH in the first place because of his impressive crime reduction performance! Won’t hold my breath.
    Peace.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They all Suck …. dressed up gangsters ..all in the Queens name No One can take the blame …Fugly …inter breeds ..

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