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The ICO Audits Staffordshire Police

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. ― Author Unknown One of the many advantages of being a member of IODPA is the availability of expert knowledge on a ...
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CC Morgan refuses pensioner’s legal representatives to attend a meeting

We recently published a letter sent by Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police to  pensioners in our blog found here – https://iodpa.org/2018/07/13/chief-constable-morgan-sends-letters-to-vulnerable-pensioners/ He invited pensioners who are currently subject to an ...
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Chief Constable Morgan sends letters to vulnerable pensioners

Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police today sent a letter to former police officers, all of whom are disabled, either mentally or physically. These pensioners have been under review for ...
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Recording Reviews

There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened. ― Harold Pinter – Old Times  In an earlier blog, we highlighted some of the barriers which stand in ...
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Police Medical Appeal Boards

Access to justice is a fundamental requirement for the rule of law, by which people have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and hold decision makers to account ...
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Catch Up

For a wrongdoer to be undetected is difficult; and for him to have confidence that his concealment will continue is impossible ― Epicurus There has been so much going on ...
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Abuse of Power

An abuse of any given power is a display of ignorance to the moral values of the position. ― Ian T Sebàs Essex police pension authority has recently announced the ...
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Chief Constable Kavanagh of Essex Police responds to IODPA

Following the recent announcement of Essex Police to start reviewing injury pensions, and after reviewing documentation sent out by Kevin Kirby, we were sufficiently disturbed to formally write to the ...
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The talk of Essex

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are ...
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Essex Questionnaire – The answer is NOT to answer

Here is the questionnaire as recently sent out by Essex Police following their decision to commence injury pension reviews. It is intrusive almost to the point of being offensive. Whilst ...
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The only way is not Essex

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. ― Cool Hand Luke (1967) It seems there has been a rush of blood to the heads of certain people in the higher echelons ...
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A Year Under Review

Coming together is a beginning: keeping together is progress; working together is success ― Henry Ford As 2017 draws to a close we at IODPA have been reflecting on events over ...
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Chief Constable Morgan’s open letter

Today Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, the Staffordshire Chief Constable placed an open letter on his website regarding the forces recent Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 reviews under Section 37(1), and the ...
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Icarus – Injury reviews, too hot to handle.

Icarus : the son of Daedalus, tried to escape imprisonment by flying with artificial wings made of feathers glued together with wax. He flew too close to the sun, which ...
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Nothing to say, Mr Giffard?

“You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in Court. Anything you ...
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When David Lock QC Speaks the World Listens

“Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.” ― Thomas Aquinas The speaking style of judges in judicial review transcripts can be ...
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The Scandal in Staffordshire

“Alea iacta est”  (“The die is cast”) — Julius Caesar on January 10, 49 B.C as he crossed the Rubicon river November 9th 2017 was a black day.  It was ...
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Advocating a 100% Fresh Assessment in All but Name

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― L.M. Montgomery Here’s the problem. A force brainwashed SMP won’t say a medical ...
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3 Big Data Myths: Busted

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara Myth #1:  Handwritten SMP notes belong to the Doctor Having ...
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SMPs Have No GMC Immunity

…the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.” [Defend the right to be offended (openDemocracy, 7 February ...
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IODPA Sounds Alarm Over Threats to Injured On Duty Police

CrowdJustice – Crowdfund public interest law Justice for Injured On Duty Police: Donate to the Campaign That Stops Threats to Injured On Duty Police [29th September 2017] Charity Sounds Alarm ...
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Quasi-Judicial: What It Is & What It Isn’t

“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands ...
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Merseyside Chief Responds

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow We puzzled over whether to put this in the “news” or the “views” section.  It is news, ...
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Judge, Jury And Jackass

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox There is a selected medical practitioner.  Let ...
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