A complaint was made against a Lancashire police officer of perjury one which, if proven, could see the officer imprisoned.
The allegation was backed with conclusive evidence (CCTV) that proved the officers lie. The lies resulted in an unsafe conviction.
The conviction was subsequently overturned on appeal after the CCTV (that was being unlawfully withheld by Lancashire police) was released. This was after a court order was made and granted forcing Lancashire police to release it.
On seeing the CCTV, the CPS accepted the appeal without hesitation and without an appeal trial.
The complaint was of;
- Lies on oath by PS O******* [acting Inspector at the time] regarding the use of his foot and the subsequent failure to investigate the alleged assault by Insp A***** J****.
- Lies on oath by PS O*******, PC P*****, and PC K****** regarding the arrest.
- Alleged malicious prosecution.
The full details of this perjury incident are in this article.
Due to the absurd reasons for refusing to record the complaint by Lancashire constabulary (obviously trying to protect their officers), the matter was referred to the IOPC. Bizarrely, the IOPC, (against the Police Reform Act 2002), failed to uphold the complaint.
Judicial Review proceedings were then brought against the IOPC decision.
The IOPC, on further investigation of the Judicial Review proceedings, conceded and agreed that their decision is ‘quashed’. An application to the court has now been made to quash this decision, the IOPC has agreed to all reasonable legal costs to do this.
This shows that while the system ‘does work’, it highlights the extraordinary lengths the police and the IOPC will force a complainant to go before they concede. Not many lay people will go this far and the system is well aware of this.
The primary officer involved in this case also committed perjury in a civil case brought by Lancashire police against the same person. A case that cost tax-payers almost £40,000. Lancashire police brought an injunction against the man to stop him from speaking out.
Lancashire police have now been shown to protect officers committing perjury, this is ‘corruption’. (Take note QC David Knifton).
QC David Knifton (while acting as a part-time judge), supported Lancashire constabulary.
He denied the defendant to play evidence in court that proved one of the officers was lying on oath.
David Knifton had full access to a secret recording that shows corruption in Lancashire police and it is alleged that he used his judicial privilege (and masonic links) to keep the evidence under wraps.
The recording has been given to the press.