Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir is a senior officer in West Midlands Police Force.
West Midlands Police Force is one of only four UK forces that have recently been rated inadequate for crime recording failures by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services. Read the full damning report here
A recent crime reported to West Midlands police has been refused to be recorded by Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir. Since this article, Jayne Meir has again refused to record a crime against the same offender.
The crime relates to a recently convicted criminal (Darren Hogan) who was given a restraining order but breached it within 20 minutes of leaving Walsall Magistrates court.
Hogan left Walsall Magistrates Court after receiving a criminal sentence. The witnesses in the case who were under witness care, waited at the court for around 20 minutes to ensure that the offender, Hogan had left the area before they then left via the ‘witness only‘ side entrance.
The victims were unaware though that Hogan was waiting for them.
As the victims got to their car, they noticed someone frantically waving at them. They realised that it was Hogan who was waving and laughing at them while recording them.
When the witnesses saw this, one of them turned his camera on and pointed it at Hogan to record the incident. The witness walked to Hogan and asked him why he was waving at them. Hogan sat in his car, smirking and recording the witness.
This incident was reported to police yet, Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir refused to investigate, saying that Hogan and the witness were recording each other! So by this bizarre reasoning, it appears that if a witness records an offender committing an offence this justifies the offence!
What Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir failed to do was record the crime and look at the evidence that the witnesses have.
She has simply refused to record and investigate a crime!
There is no surprise that West Midlands got such a poor report by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary who said that West Midlands Police force was inadequate. It would appear, that Supt Jayne Meir herself is therefore inadequate at her job and part of the problem.
This is a simple crime, with basic evidence that would satisfy any court in the land. Why are the police appearing to protect him?