In June 2012 I, along with Mr. Elywn Bryant, made
a formal complaint to Sir
Bernard Hogan-Howe about Bexley police’s failure to seriously pursue the author of
Bexley council’s obscene blog. In 2013 it was escalated to an allegation of
crime against borough Commanders Stringer and Olisa after certain evidence was
obtained on my behalf by Teresa Pearce MP.
Over three years the complaint has been kicked around aimlessly by three different investigating officers all intent on dodging the issue. The first manufactured nonsense (confirmed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission) to excuse the initial refusal to investigate the crime. The second went a year without even bothering to read the original police file before passing it on to another officer, having achieved absolutely nothing.
I’m not aware that the current investigating officer has done anything other than make me laugh out loud this week. Three years and four months after the original complaint during which nothing has been achieved, he wrote to me this week to say that he would be out of the office for three weeks and unfortunately the case cannot be progressed during that period.