Those suspected offences relate to concealment of sustained, serious Police misconduct which, in turn, was used to conceal (alleged) child sexual offences.
A key figure in the "corrupt relationship" between the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission was Deborah Glass, the former Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The text of my letter to Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey follows:
29th June 2015To:Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-HoweDeputy Commissioner Craig Mackey[By email]
Dear Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner,
- Concealment of (alleged) child sexual offences and Police misconduct
- Misconduct in public office and/or perversion of the course of justice by Keith Vaz MP
- Misconduct in public office and/or perversion of the course of justice by Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions
- Gross misconduct including suspected conspiracy to pervert the course of justice among multiple Metropolitan Police Service officers
I write to report to you as constables suspected misconduct in public office and/or perversion of the course of justice by Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, and by Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions.
One effect of the perceived misconduct by Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders is to conceal a sustained pattern of misconduct in the Metropolitan Police.
A further effect of Mr. Vaz’s misconduct and that of Ms Saunders is to conceal allegations of child sexual offences.
You are each, so I understand, familiar with much of the background so I don’t seek to set out a detailed sequence of events here.
The following account briefly summarises some of the relevant background as I understand it.
In 2007 or thereby alleged child sexual offences against a minor in the Hillingdon area were, so I understand, reported to the Metropolitan Police Service.
I have recently seen counsel’s opinion on the primary evidence which was to the effect that child sexual offences took place.
By a succession of stratagems the Metropolitan Police unlawfully suppressed proper investigation of these allegations and unlawfully concealed associated Police misconduct.
The matter was successively escalated.
In time alleged misconduct by Metropolitan Police Service officers was reported to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Following an allegedly unlawful intervention by the then Deputy Chair of the IPCC, Deborah Glass, a report of suspected perversion of the course of justice by Ms. Glass was made to the Metropolitan Police.
The complaint of suspected perversion of the course of justice by Ms. Glass was recorded as a Crime-Related Incident.
There then existed a “corrupt relationship” between Ms. Glass and the Metropolitan Police Service in that Ms. Glass was investigating the Metropolitan Police while the Metropolitan Police had a duty to investigate Ms. Glass.
Separately from the above I reported to Ms. Glass suspected Police misconduct relating, in part, to Bernard Hogan-Howe.
In June 2014 I wrote to Keith Vaz MP in the context of a Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service regarding the “corrupt relationship” that existed between Ms. Glass and the Metropolitan Police Service.
The letter to Mr. Vaz was suppressed by Mr. Vaz and/or the Home Affairs Select Committee.
As a result of that failure to investigate, corruption in the Metropolitan Police and the concealment of child sexual offences by the Metropolitan Police were further concealed by Mr. Vaz and/or the Home Affairs Select Committee.
The effect of the perceived misconduct by Mr. Vaz was to conceal what I believe to have been a pattern of criminal misconduct both in the Metropolitan Police Service and in the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The effect of perceived misconduct by Mr. Vaz was to conceal (alleged) chld sexual offences.
Further, I wrote to Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, informing her of the “corrupt relationship” that existed between Deborah Glass and the Metropolitan Police Service.
In response I received a letter from the CPS telling me that they were to ignore the matter.
It seems to me that Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders each seriously breached public trust, in their respective roles as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee and as Director of Public Prosecutions.
I believe that the failures in the conduct of Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders may fairly be characterised as either “misconduct in public office” and/or “perversion of the course of justice”.
Since I believe the misconduct by Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders took place in London, jurisdiction regarding the suspected offences would normally lie with the Metropolitan Police Service.
However, very serious conflicts of interest preclude investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service, at least in my opinion.
Conflicts of interest
It seems to me that there are serious conflicts of interest which apply to these suspected crimes by Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders.
First, there are organisational conflicts of interest.
The Metropolitan Police Service is subject to supervision by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
The Metropolitan Police Service submits the results of its investigations to Ms. Saunders’ organisation with a view to possible prosecutions.
These organisational conflicts of interest preclude genuinely independent investigation by the Metropolitan Police of these serious allegations.
There are also personal conflicts of interest in that I believe that each of you, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, were party to the concealment of Police misconduct and the (alleged) child sexual offencs which that Police misconduct sought to conceal.
For example, I wrote to Sir Bernard on 17th September 2014 regarding some elements of this complex cover-up.
Deputy Commissioner Mackey replied in a letter dated 24th September 2014, in a letter in which, in my opinion, he sought to mislead me with respect to the “Corrupt relationship” that existed between the IPCC and the Metropolitan Police.
Taking both the organisational and personal conflicts of interest into account it seems to me that it is impossible for the Metropolitan Police credibly to investigate the suspected crimes by Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders.
Given the involvement of the Independent Police Complaints Commission in what seems to me to be a broader conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, any credible investigation must be carried out by a UK Police force outside England and Wales.
In my mind credible candidate organisations to carry out a criminal investigation are Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
I believe there is evidence of further offences by Mr. Vaz and Ms. Saunders.
I believe I can evidence at least one further count of misconduct in public office by Mr. Vaz.
I believe I can evidence a further count of misconduct in public office by Ms. Saunders.
In addition, at least one further member of the Home Affairs Select Committee may be party to the concealment of this matter. Despite a written request to the secretariat of the Home Affairs Select Committee the identity of that person is presently being concealed.
Making a statement
I am willing to make a formal statement on these matters to a Police force which is independent of the conflicts of interest enumerated as described earlier.
I have a considerable body of supporting documents which I am willing to make available to a suitably independent investigating authority.
I believe that Mr. Michael Doherty would also be able to assist an independent Police investigation of this matter with respect to relevant documentation.
This letter is a public document.
A copy is to be placed on my UK Child Abuse Inquiry blog here:
I intend to send a copy of this letter to the Child Abuse Inquiry since I believe the perceived misconduct by Metropolitan Police Service officers, including yourselves, falls within the Terms of Reference of the Child Abuse Inquiry.
I am copying this letter to Mr. Michael Doherty so that he may consider whether he wishes to assist an independent Police investigation into these serious matters.
Actions requested of you
I request that you promptly acknowledge receipt of this letter. Hard copy preferred.
I ask that you each give careful consideration to the suspected crimes reported to you and that you also carefully consider the organisational and personal conflicts of interest which apply.
Once you have decided which external Police force is to investigate these serious suspected criminal offences I would be grateful if you would inform me in writing.
(Dr) Andrew Watt
CcChild Abuse InquiryMr. Michael Doherty