In October 2016 three members of PHSOtheFACTS had a meeting with two members of the MPS regarding cases of Misconduct in Public Office against PHSO staff members. On reading this quote from the recent Daniel Morgan report (June 2021) we decided to publish the recording made at the time as part of an historical archive.
Listen to the way DCS Michael Duthie uses distraction techniques every time our logical argument gets them in a corner. Or the way that DI Gail Granville repeatedly tells us to restructure our evidence to show them ‘who did what at what time to whom’ as if our complex cases could be reduced to the level of a Cluedo game. They hide behind the advice of anonymous ‘counsel’ saying that unfortunately their hands are tied. And through a lack of candour make it impossible for us to validate their account of the ‘deep dive’ into our evidence which they claim to have made. Despite offering continued dialogue, our cases were permanently closed after this meeting. It seems clear now that the MPS colluded with the PHSO to find a water-tight means to avoid all criminal scrutiny of the Ombudsman service by determining that Crown Servants were above the law.
You can listen for yourself on the audio link below (1 hour 21 mins) and bear in mind the findings of the Daniel Morgan report that MPS was and is ‘institutionally corrupt’. The only editing has been to remove third-party names. The meeting took place on 11th October 2016. Della Reynolds, Daphne Havercroft and David Czarnetzki represented PHSOtheFACTS who had previously submitted 32 cases of MIPO to the MPS for scrutiny.
You can read the meeting notes which were provided to the MPS here:
You can read the close down letter from DCS Michael Duthie here:
You can read the brutal rebuttal of all further pleas for investigation from Acting DCS Stuart Wratten here: