Monday, February 26, 2024

Ditch Dodgy Dick

Incompetent and “obstructive” Dame Cressida Dick needs to be ditched by the Metropolitan Police after murder victim Daniel Morgan’s family drags her into a civil case

Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dick DBE, QPM is a woman who – in spite of being hopelessly inept and who an official inquiry found to have obstructed the panel appointed by the government to investigate claims that corruption blighted the hunt for Daniel Morgan’s killers in June this year – shockingly clings on to her position like a rat on a sinking ship.

 

A woman clearly unsuited to remain in her job, Dame Cressida, The Guardian this morning reported is now set to be dragged into a civil claim by the Morgan family.

 

Speaking to the paper, the family’s solicitor, Raju Bhatt, said:

 

“The claim alleges deliberate abuse or bad faith in the exercise of powers by any officer of the crown with knowledge or reckless indifference to the consequences of such conduct.”

 

“The repeated failure over decades to confront … corruption includes the obstruction of the independent panel’s work and the response of the Met to that panel’s findings.”

 

Going further, in a statement, the Morgan family added:

 

“The present commissioner, Cressida Dick, felt able to simply reject the panel’s key finding of institutional corruption within the Metropolitan police. Her role in obstructing the panel’s work – as detailed in their report – appears to have met with indifference and worse at the IOPC and Mopac where those charged with bringing her to answer for her role in this sorry state of affairs have shown themselves unable or unwilling to do so.”

 

“And, in their wisdom, the home secretary and the London mayor deemed it fit to extend her term in office before the ink had dried on the panel’s report.”

 

“We consider we have been left with no option but to bring a civil claim against the Metropolitan police in order to achieve some semblance of accountability. To that end, our solicitors have sent a letter of claim to the Metropolitan police directorate of legal services, and we await their response with interest.”

 

Daniel Morgan murder
Dame Cressida has been deservedly criticised over the botched the Metropolitan Police’s handling over investigations into child sex abuse, their fruitless £30 million investigation into the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan (pictured left) and her force’s handling over the use of stop and search of those of black and other ethnic minority backgrounds.

Instead of having focused on putting right the multiple errors she has presided over and solving the criminal crises of London, Dame Cressida ludicrously moaned about being “absolutely outraged” by the BBC’s Line of Duty drama series just a month after being deservedly slammed.

 

At the time, The Steeple Times remarked of a woman schooled alongside currently incarcerated and on trial in America Ghislaine Maxwell:

 

“In September last year, when we revealed that an escaped prisoner couldn’t get himself arrested in spite of handing himself in to the Met Police on seven, yes SEVEN occasions, we remarked “it’s long been known that Dame Cressida couldn’t police a pissup in a brewery,” but in the time since things have gotten worse at the force headed by this totally inept and clearly inane waste of space.”

 

“Aside from having been in charge of the operation in which a totally innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes, was shot dead due to gross incompetence on the part of her officers in 2005 and given what The Sun termed “feeble” responses to “lawless protests by Extinction Rebellion and others,” the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis’ response to the conviction of one of her own officers has been utterly showing of the fact that she truly isn’t fit for purpose.”

 

“Armed officer Wayne Couzens – who was indicatively nicknamed by colleagues at The Met ‘The Rapist’ yet nothing was done about him – has now pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard in March. How did his boss respond? With what The Sun quite rightly called out as “vapid assurances [that] lessons [have] been learned across the board.” Going further they remarked: “The people to blame for this predator being on the streets should be held to account,” whilst we add: SHAME ON HER.”

 

Cressida Dick
In 2018, this ludicrous woman blamed rising crime in London on social media rather than a lack of proper policing. She told Fiona Hamilton and Rachel Sylvester of ‘The Times’: “There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly… It [social media] makes it harder for people to cool down. I’m sure it does rev people up.”
Sarah Everard murder
The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has been slammed repeatedly by Londoners. Her reputation lies in tatters and it is time she just quit.
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis’ decision to refuse to stand down over police handling of a vigil for the late marketing executive Sarah Everard – murdered in cold blood by one of her very own officers – provided proof of her arrogance. “No, I’m not considering my position,” she curtly commented.
After the shooting of the entirely innocent Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 by her officers, Dame Cressida did anything but take responsibility. She remarked of it: “The events of that day stay with one; I think about it quite often. It was a traumatic period. It was an awful time for so many people, obviously and most of all Jean Charles’s family, the people who were there when it happened, the firearms officers, the surveillance officers.” In response, de Menezes family called for her to be brought to book and quite justifiably later opposed her subsequent promotion.
Summing up how out-of-touch with reality she truly is, Dame Cressida stated of her force: “We’re not institutionally corrupt.” Her comments came after the failed £30 million investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan was quite rightly condemned due to those involved most definitely being aided and abetted by corrupt Metropolitan Police officers. It is now time for her to consider her position and RESIGN.
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

1 COMMENT

  1. Yes she should go along with every other self a-aggrandizing actually oft hugely unsuitable public nipple-sucker and sinecure collector in the public system. But what then when you need to off-hook a Prince clearly using trafficked goods or as exampled above or an MP banged to inflagrato or an awkward inquiry side-stepped. You need a nodding direction-predictable token head that is what you need not for heavens sake natural justice!

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