Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Cleveland Police Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy arrested in fraud and corruption probe, Britain’s social break down continues
The Met Police are going through a hard time at present; some people have been exposed in the phone hacking scandal.
The word is corruption.
In fact there has been a clear out at the top as we have seen how cosy the Police and the Murdoch press had become by being in bed together.
It is the nature of corrupt Britain.
Ordinary people who had their phones hacked were ignored, sidelined and pushed off the radar.
The crimes against them weren’t investigated.
But by the same token look that the Scots teenager on hacking charges from Scotland.
Pro active to drag him to London in a heart beat but sitting on information of wrong doing for years stretching possibly to decades.
That is the nature of corrupt Britain, that kid wasn’t interviewed by appointment like Rebekah Brooks.
Further north of the Watford gap, we find the area of Cleveland and its Police Force.
And see that Cleveland Police's chief constable and his deputy have been arrested in an investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption.
Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard are in command until they were suspended.
The inquiry into activities of the Chief Constable and his deputy centre on people associated with Cleveland Police Authority.
And as is the way of the Police, they are being investigated by the Police, but that is all right because they are from another area.
It is being conducted by Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Keith Bristow and senior detectives from North Yorkshire Police.
Warwickshire Police said two men and a woman had been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, fraud by abuse of position and corrupt practice.
In a statement it said:
"Police officers conducting a criminal investigation into a number of people with current or past associations with Cleveland Police Authority and the manner in which the authority may have conducted some of its business have this morning arrested three people on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, fraud by abuse of position and corrupt practice".
"Two men and a woman were arrested and have been taken to a police station in North Yorkshire where they will be interviewed. A number of premises are being searched."
What this story highlights is that there has been a collapse of what public service is in this country.
Whether Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard will face charges we will have to wait and see, but one thing is certain, somewhere there must have been bad judgement that led them to this sorry position.
Allegation doesn’t equal guilt however.
But given the charges it looks like something stinks to high heaven.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University