The Met sacked a 58 year old PC who was cuffing all kinds of calls from the public. His dire conduct, which beggared the belief of IPCC’s London Commissioner Deb Glass, was only uncovered because one caller happened to be related to someone else working in the same police control centre. On investigation, the bloke turned out to be ‘bang at it’.
As is usual with feeble IPCC investigations, the real issues have gone untouched or are deemed best kept from public attention. We do know police get a lot of junk calls. What we need to know is how someone could get away with junking ‘real’ ones over a substantial period, even when some callers rang back or visited police stations to get the right attention. Once again the lack of supervision is appalling. What are we paying senior officers for? Once again, the clearly non-independent IPCC isn’t asking.