It’s more than two months since I complained to The Metropolitan Police
Directorate of Professional Standards about Detective Inspector Keith Marshall
of Bexleyheath police threatening me with arrest if I continued to “harass”
Bexley council by publishing news about them they don’t like in a way they don’t
like. I was given a reference number a couple of weeks later and told by the DPS
that “we take serious account of any complaint from a member of the public”.
When nothing had happened by 14th June I sent an email enquiring what was going
on and was rewarded with total silence; so this morning I telephoned to ask what
the current situation is. The answer is that The Directorate of Professional
Standards is “monitoring” my complaint. They did not express any surprise at all that there
has been absolutely nothing to monitor. It looks like the next port of call will
have to be The Independent Police Complaints Commission.
It can’t be long before my unanswered Subject Access Request to Bexley council goes to the Information Commissioner’s Office, I suspect that an honest answer to that would reveal who made the harassment complaint and who wrote the obscene blog. It can’t be coincidence that the two FOIs about this blog are still unanswered six weeks after the lawful answering date too.