As reported previously, efforts to smear Lenny Harper, Graham Power and the entire Haut de la Garenne investigation have been moving forward.
The new UK coppers that have been brought in since Harper retired are relentlessly pursuing Chief Constable of the Jersey Police Force.
A discipline inquiry into the conduct of Graham Power has been launched. The home affairs minister, Andrew Lewis, suspended Graham in November.
Graham Power is fighting back, claiming his suspension did not follow correct procedure, a claim that has been rejected by the home affairs minister.
Power has threatened to sue the minister over a ‘blatant abuse of political power’ by breaking the formal procedures set up to govern suspension of the chief of police.
Power says he plans to take the minister to court over several decisions made by the minister and that he had the full backing of the UK association of Chief Constables.
Now, the latest attempt by the government to minimize the scandal and intimidate those who brought the scandal to light indicates that Senator Stuart Syvret is now in the crosshairs.
I’m not even going to attempt to paraphrase - directly from Senator Stuart Syvret’s blog:
The Jersey Establishment Party have at least three, key aims:
1: Intimidate and silence me.
2: Intimidate and frighten my constituents who whistle-blow to me.
3: Force me into revealing my sources.
1 and 3 of those objectives are simply unattainable. I don’t “do” intimidated.
And – without exaggeration – I would sooner be jailed than betray my sources.
So – I face the very real prospect of raids on my home, arrest, questioning under caution, prosecution - and jail.
THREATENING E-MAIL MESSAGE, FORWARDED TO ME IN THE NAME OF DCI TIM NUNN OF SUSSEX CONSTABULARY:
From: Newman, Mark [mailto:M.Newman@jersey.pnn.police.uk]
Sent: 03 December 2008 16:55
To: Stuart Syvret
Subject: Independent Investigation
I am leaving the enquiry and returning to my UK Force tomorrow. I have been asked to pass onto you the following message from DCI NUNN of
I am no longer going to be part of The Operation Rectangle Enquiry but should you wish to contact me my email back in force is [E-MAIL AND MOBILE DETAILS EXCISED]
FROM DCI TIM NUNN:
Mr Syvret, Having spoken with Mark, I have asked him to pass on this rather unusual introduction in the hope that we can establish a dialogue. A few weeks ago, I was asked by the Deputy Chief Officer (DCO) David Warcup to conduct an investigation on behalf of the States Of Jersey Police (SOJP). This is standard practice when there is a need to illustrate 'independence' in an investigation where the police themselves might be considered to have a 'conflict of interests'.
The remit of my investigation was to establish how the report from the then DCO Lenny Harper dated the 29th June was disclosed and is now in the public domain. You are more than aware of that report as it appears on your Blog. Clearly, in publishing it, potentially you commit offences under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 and these are the subject of a separate investigation by the Data Protection Commissioners Office. I want to speak with you as a witness.
In simple terms, I want to ask you about the circumstances in which you came into possession of that report. My favoured way of doing this [EMPHASIS ADDED] would be to meet you in person. Please can you let me know, either by E mail or using the mobile number below, whether you are prepared to meet me to discuss this further. Thanks in anticipation, Tim.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Nunn Staff Officer to Deputy Chief Constable Giles York
[telephone number excised]
RESPONSE BY SENATOR STUART SYVRET:
From: Stuart Syvret [mailto:S.Syvret@gov.je]
Sent: Wednesday 03 December 2008 23:13
To: NunnTimothy CN800
Cc: Newman, Mark
Subject: RE: Independent Investigation
You'll never take me alive, copper!
Senator Stuart Syvret
States of Jersey.
A few observations:
Instead of the government putting the focus on the victims of the abuse scandal and the on-going cover-up – where it should be - they continue to pretend nothing happened at Haut de la Garenne and create boogy-man stories for public consumption.
Am I the only one who thinks it strange that Tim Nunn communicated with Stuart through Mark Newman? And, just how disrespectful – intentional? – not to refer to Stuart by his proper title of Senator?
Lastly, I am a little bit annoyed by the Senator – it took me 15 minutes to clean up the coffee I spewed after reading his response to Nunn!
This is Jersey