Back in the beginning of February I asked the Met for the cost of the James Patrick Disciplinary Enquiry.  Their reply, you may remember, was Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) investigations are not routinely costed by the MPS. The investigation …

The Met Re-Launches Operation Own Goal Read more »

I should think you’ve all heard by now the latest sorry chapter in the James Patrick saga. More Disciplinary proceedings. Why? I know what for. Appearing on BBC’s The One Show and giving a radio interview on Five Live without …

What The Flying **** Does The Met Think It’s Doing? Read more »

……….I wouldn’t be in Rome for a start, I’d have sent a deputy and would be seated in the Metropolis trying to address the myriad of crises the Met seems to be plagued with, mainly of their own making. I’d …

If I Were Commissioner…… Read more »

Met Police stop whistleblower’s pay – Channel 4 News.   PC James Patrick, who resigned from the force over his treatment at the hands of senior officers, is claiming constructive dismissal, saying he was victimised for speaking out. But, because …

Met Police Stop Whistleblower’s Pay – Followed By Shock Exit Of Whistleblower Read more »

The dust hasn’t even settled on the James Patrick situation.  We haven’t heard the last of that yet Now we have another absolute travesty of justice (justice?) or so it would seem. It seems as though the wrong man has …

Social Media Is Not Without Its Risks Read more »

With due respect to The Automatic and their delightful ditty, the title seemed appropriate.   So the Public Administration Select Committee have published their report into #Crimestats and have instructed HMIC to conduct an investigation into the Metropolitan Police and …

What’s That Coming Over The Hill? Is It A Shit Storm? Read more »

I must thank my good friend Dai for the inspiration for this post.  There we were mulling over the problems that the Met have caused for the rest of the Policing World, each with the beverage of our choice, a …

Welcome Aboard The RMS Titanic – Or The Met As She Likes To Be Called Read more »

I try not to be too much of a Conspiracy Theorist, but sometimes it’s easy to fall into that mode. But sometimes things happen that just lend themselves to ‘Conspiracy’. I have thought hard over whether I should even write …

Am I A Conspiracy Theorist Or Is There A Conspiracy? Read more »

Hello again, This is getting boring now. Yet another blog about James.  Well, this sorry saga has crept along just a little bit more since I spoke to you last.  As you know I asked the Met how much James’ …

The Curious Case of Constable James Patrick Read more »

I don’t have many proud days in my life, but 3rd July 1972 was one of them, I joined the Met.  16 weeks later I passed out of Henditz Training School and that was another.  In 1995 I was presented …

And the Melton Mowbray For 2014 Is Awarded To……The Met Read more »