Update: A&S refuse to come clean with the Bristol Post

Yesterday the Bristol Post rightly criticised Avon & Somerset Constabulary for wasting public funds and, even more tellingly, reported that the constabulary didn’t come clean with the paper by refusing to inform them of the total expenditure.  In an feeble attempt to cover their tracks freedom of information requests on this topic are now (unlawfully) banned by this police force.

Police abandon ‘three years of hell’ pension reviews for injured officers

Police officers injured in the line of duty do not have to fear their pensions being reduced after Avon and Somerset Police U-turned on a decision to review them. In a three-year ordeal, officers receiving the Injured on Duty Pensions were told their payouts would be reviewed, but that decision has now been abandoned by the force.

It just so happens that previous freedom of information requests give a running commentary.

We retweeted the Post that over £146,000 has been paid to one doctor – the selected medical practitioner, Dr Philip Johnson.  This figure does not include the money spent on legal advice and barristers defending pension ombudsman complaints or appeal boards.

Our blogs have been a constant update of the money flow.  In November 2015, just over  year into the mass review program, £46k was sent to Johnson’s business, Sarum Occupational Services.

For the Love of Money

By November 2016 the figure was above £120,000

Money Trail

Now its over £146,000…




Update: A&S refuse to come clean with the Bristol Post

4 thoughts on “Update: A&S refuse to come clean with the Bristol Post

  • 2017-07-01 at 8:50 am

    Its simply criminal you pay some one to lie, would love to see his and others expenses claims.

  • 2017-06-25 at 5:00 am

    I said at the time when the MP’s expenses scandal came to light, that it would be the tip of the ice-berg, mmm, reading this, i wonder ?

  • 2017-06-24 at 2:02 pm

    Honesty & Integrity??!

  • 2017-06-23 at 8:17 pm

    Is this actual fraud?

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