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The Terms of Reference of West Midlands Police's investigation into the conduct of Essex Police re the Lee Balkwell investigation

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The Terms of Reference of West Midlands Police's investigation into the conduct of Essex Police re the Lee Balkwell investigation

Post by Tony Bennett on 20.12.09 20:13

In the light of continuing interest on this forum on the subject of the independent, West Midlands Police enquiry into the way Essex Police carried out their various investigations into the death of Lee Balkwell, I post here the agreed 'Terms of Reference'.

When I say 'agreed', it would be rather more correct to say 'the ones dictated to West Midlands Police by Essex Police', but, never mind, here they are:

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TERMS OF REFERENCE

Review of the Investigation into the Death of Lee Balkwell

This Review will be undertaken by West Midlands Police. The fundamental objective is constructively to evaluate the strategic conduct of all phases of the investigation to ensure that:

a) It conformed to nationally approved standards.
b) It has been thorough.
c) It has been conducted with integrity and objectivity.
d) That no investigative opportunities have been overlooked
e) It identifies good or bad practice.

It will seek to achieve these objectives by reviewing:

i) All lines of enquiry pursued in any part of the investigation since 18TH July 2002 and the identification of any further investigative leads and/or intelligence development opportunities. It should be noted that the overall investigation can be considered in four separate phases: initial investigation, review of initial investigation, Operation Guthrie and the most recent investigation. There have been three different SIOs, all with access to varying degrees of information.

ii) The extent to which the investigation has utilised an intelligence-led approach, including covert policing tactics and the assistance of specialist analysts to maximise intelligence development opportunities.

iii) To identify and review the important strategic and tactical decisions in relation to the following : Initial response (including scene preservation and post mortem); Forensic; Family Liaison; Intelligence; Search; Arrest; Witness Identification; Interview strategy; Communication including media.

iv) The findings of the Inquest.

In order to achieve this, the following documents will be considered:

· Witness Statements
· Forensic Reports
· Inquest Transcript
· IPCC update report
· Actions
· Officers’ Reports
· Telephone Messages
· Policy File
· Briefing Book(s)
· Any relevant CCTV, video, DVDs etc
· Complaints made by Mr Les Balkwell
· Communication between Essex Police and Mr Bennett, acting on behalf of Mr Balkwell.

The Review Officer is to have facilitated access to interested parties identified including the family of the deceased, the IPCC and the CPS.

At the conclusion of the review the Review Officer will produce a written report. An advance copy of the report will be supplied to the SIOs and Force Solicitor to ensure factual accuracy and verification of draft, prior to submission to the Commissioning Officer DCC Andy Bliss.

Submission of the report will be followed by a presentation to the Commissioning Officer, Force Solicitor, Head of PSD and SIO Mr Garnish.

The report prepared by the Review Officer remains at all times the property of the Commissioning Service.

The Commissioning Service, Essex Police, will be responsible for all Freedom of Information applications in accordance with governing legislation.

The Commissioning Service will also be responsible for all aspects of disclosure and the requirements of the Criminal procedures and Investigations Act 1996.

Media liaison will be the responsibility of IPCC and Essex Police.

If during the review;

1) Key omissions or oversights are identified they will be notified to Essex Police in the first instance.

2) The review identifies any criminal or misconduct issues by Police Officers then these matters should be referred to the Essex DCC or Head of PSD in the first instance.

In both 2) and 3) above any matters relevant or appropriate for the IPCC investigation will be forwarded for their attention.

If Mr Bennett or Mr Balkwell provide fresh evidence or new lines of enquiry to the review team, this information is to be passed to the current SIO Chief Supt Keith Garnish.

The Review will commence on 9th December 2009 with a briefing from Chief Supt Garnish and will aim to conclude by 31st March 2010.The report will include a conclusion on the current status of the investigation and make recommendations as appropriate.

Signed:

Commissioning Officer: DCC Andy Bliss
Date:

Review Officer: Det Chief Supt Dave Mirfield Date:

SIO: Chief Supt Keith Garnish Date:

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:14

Who was the continued interest from Tony? I think I missed it.

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Post by Stephanie on 20.12.09 20:18

LOL @ West mids police, they are only interested in arresting children to make up their crime numbers and a revenue from the parents of said children.
Do you honestly think that one police force will find fault with another?

In fact LOLOL @west mids police !

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Post by Bea_Reasonable on 20.12.09 20:23

@vaguely wrote:Who was the continued interest from Tony? I think I missed it.

You did miss it, we all did.

I understand the need for publicity, I do understand why people need to know there are issues here but the ringing of Mr balkwell, and the tale telling, petty, unprofessional, low.

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Limoncello, firstyferret, stephanie, Sabot, lorraine, badmanners, Milly, Bea_Reasonable, littlepixie, muratfan01, Finally, Patty O'Daws, autumn, vaguely, tyra

Post by Tony Bennett on 20.12.09 20:38

@vaguely wrote:Who was the continued interest from Tony? I think I missed it.
Probably because you weren't looking very hard.

It's one of the most popular threads on the whole forum, why, no fewer than 15 people have already jumped in and commented on the main Lee Balkwell thread so far, they are (excluding myself), in order:

Limoncello
firstyferret
stephanie
Sabot
lorraine
badmannners
Molly
Bea_Reasonable
littlepixie
muratfan01
Finally
Patty O'daws
autumn
vaguely
tyra.

That's quite a high proportion of the forum's members.

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Post by Bea_Reasonable on 20.12.09 20:39

How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.

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Post by Stephanie on 20.12.09 20:44

@Bea_Reasonable wrote:How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.

And add me whom he accused of having approached Mr. Balkwell, and then went on to accuse me of making defamatory remarks about himself (TB).

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Post by DCB1 on 20.12.09 20:45

can he count someone that he got banned?

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Post by Tony Bennett on 20.12.09 20:46

@Bea_Reasonable wrote:How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.
How many people have joined this forum only for the specific purpose of being less than complimentary of me?

Now that would be a very long list.

Is it because I wrote an informative booklet that is now banned?

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:47

Mine wasn't an interest in the Balkwell case, mine was to express my disgust that Mr Balkwell was being used as a pawn.

What I was asking was how many members of the forum expressed in interest in the Balkwell case, as opposed to expressing an interest in Mr Balkwell being left alone.

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:49

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Bea_Reasonable wrote:How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.
How many people have joined this forum only for the specific purpose of being less than complimentary of me?

Now that would be a very long list.

Is it because I wrote an informative booklet that is now banned?

infamy, infamy.

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muratfan01 got him/herself banned

Post by Tony Bennett on 20.12.09 20:50

@DCB1 wrote:can he count someone that he got banned?
DCB1, you must understand that Jill makes her own decisions on this forum.

Er, muratfan01 got him/herself banned by telling the most obvious lies against a fellow poster and by frequent abusive remarks.

Well, that's my assumption, you can always ask Jill.

Or maybe you've become sucked into the 'blame Bennett for everything' cult?

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:51

Is there one? Is membership free?

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Post by Stephanie on 20.12.09 20:52

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Bea_Reasonable wrote:How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.
How many people have joined this forum only for the specific purpose of being less than complimentary of me?

Now that would be a very long list.

Is it because I wrote an informative booklet that is now banned?

Get over yourself ! If we wanted to make any correspondence with you your email is easier to find on the net than Gordon browns.

And may I ask why you are spamming the forum with the same message (ref: Les Balkwell )
You draw attention to yourself ,you are an absolute human Homer Simpson. Some people have the midas touch, you however have the Medusa one.

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Post by Guest on 20.12.09 20:52

Mr Bennett has a habit of demanding the banning of posters from forums he has frequented - ie 3a and MM

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:55

deborah wrote:Mr Bennett has a habit of demanding the banning of posters from forums he has frequented - ie 3a and MM

I'm not sure you cared about then when you were still chums though did you?

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Post by DCB1 on 20.12.09 20:58

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@DCB1 wrote:can he count someone that he got banned?
DCB1, you must understand that Jill makes her own decisions on this forum.

Er, muratfan01 got him/herself banned by telling the most obvious lies against a fellow poster and by frequent abusive remarks.

Well, that's my assumption, you can always ask Jill.

Or maybe you've become sucked into the 'blame Bennett for everything' cult?

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No I have not been sucked into any cult - I noticed the thread you started:

"muratfan01 - No right to remain on the forum after making a knowingly false allegation against a fellow-poster"

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 20:59

Just a friendly reminder about the forum rules everyone signed up to:

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Post by Guest on 20.12.09 21:03

@vaguely wrote:
deborah wrote:Mr Bennett has a habit of demanding the banning of posters from forums he has frequented - ie 3a and MM

I'm not sure you cared about then when you were still chums though did you?
I didnt know about it until later did I ? Just like I didnt know all about Bennetts hidden agendas and as soon as I did I made it known to everyone

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Post by Bea_Reasonable on 20.12.09 21:08

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Bea_Reasonable wrote:How many of them were less than complimentary of your conduct Mr Bennett?

Let's start with me:

Bea_Reasonable.
How many people have joined this forum only for the specific purpose of being less than complimentary of me?

Now that would be a very long list.

Is it because I wrote an informative booklet that is now banned?

It would, indeed be a very long list and many on it, I have no doubt, would be there because of your little leaflet.Personally, I couldn't have cared less, it was your treatment of Lorraine and your squirming around questions as well as your bleating to Mr Balkwell and the ban of Muratfan that made me a critic.

As you said, long list.

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Post by vaguely on 20.12.09 21:12

deborah wrote:
@vaguely wrote:
deborah wrote:Mr Bennett has a habit of demanding the banning of posters from forums he has frequented - ie 3a and MM

I'm not sure you cared about then when you were still chums though did you?
I didnt know about it until later did I ? Just like I didnt know all about Bennetts hidden agendas and as soon as I did I made it known to everyone

With all due respect I don't think Mr Bennett's agenda has ever been hidden.

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Post by Guest on 20.12.09 21:17

@vaguely wrote:
deborah wrote:
@vaguely wrote:
deborah wrote:Mr Bennett has a habit of demanding the banning of posters from forums he has frequented - ie 3a and MM

I'm not sure you cared about then when you were still chums though did you?
I didnt know about it until later did I ? Just like I didnt know all about Bennetts hidden agendas and as soon as I did I made it known to everyone

With all due respect I don't think Mr Bennett's agenda has ever been hidden.
Well I will have to disagree with you there - I worked with him for two years and have had the shock of my life finding out about him , I actually respected him and thought very highly of him

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Post by Stephanie on 20.12.09 21:17

How could any individual completely dismiss the impassioned words of a woman who has lost her partner and pleaded with you Mr.Bennett to desist your forum activity.
Does it not occur to you that in years to come her Son, Mr Lee Balkwell's Son will read this and make some rash decision to act on the information that is out there ?

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Post by Bea_Reasonable on 20.12.09 21:19

The forum activity is key there I think Stephanie. That was what she asked him to stop.

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Post by Stephanie on 20.12.09 21:21

@Bea_Reasonable wrote:The forum activity is key there I think Stephanie. That was what she asked him to stop.

One Man's ego versus a childs future ....

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