Probation Service Complaint.

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Posted 12 April 2010

Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company

Queensway House

The Hedges

St Georges Weston-Super-Mare

BS22 7BB

12 April 2019

Dear Sir/Madam

The below is copy of a complaint I sent to The Probation Area’s Chief Officer at Queen’s House in Exeter on 14 February 2019 in accordance with Leaflet NPD/009/2002 I obtained from the St Austell Probation Office.

The following day Royal Mail advised me that the Signed For item cannot be delivered because the recipient is no longer at that address and that the item will be returned to me.

I then sent the complaint to multiple email addresses connected with the Justice System and Court on 15 February 2019 but I have still not yet received a single reply after nearly 2 months.

Clearly Leaflet NPD/009/2002 is 17 years out of date and despite my complaint in mid-February the out of date Leaflet was still the only “Making a Complaint” Leaflet available in mid-March 2019.

In the meantime, and according to my reckoning, I have already exceeded the 15 days/hours required of me by the Court Order and which will wrongly continue until I receive an appropriate response to my complaint from the Probation Service or the Prison and Probation Ombudsman and compensation.

I understand Working Links which provided probation services in Devon and Cornwall went into administration and has been replaced by Seetec.

So as not to waste any more of my valuable time I am therefore re-sending the complaint vie email to the same MoJ departments and individuals and others in the hope it will reach those who are responsible for dealing with my complaint.

Why the Probation Service does not use email contact addresses in this day and age is beyond me unless of course it is meant to discourage complaints.

Yours sincerely

G R McLaughlin

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The Probation Area’s Chief Officer

Devon & Cornwall Probation Area

Queen’s House

Little Queen Street

Exeter

Devon EX4 3LJ

14 February 2019

Case Number: 501800120418

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: ORA Community Order.

Please accept the following as my official complaint against the Probation Service, a copy of which will be sent to the Court.

The complaint seeks to challenge the Probation Service’s interpretation of the Community Order served on me by Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018.

According to that Community Order I am required “to participate in any activity as required by the responsible officer up to a maximum of 15 days.”, and that failure to comply with that Order will involve some form of penalty.

Between 28 November 2018 to 16 January 2019 I attended 6 RAR sessions at Truro Probation Office which, according to the Probation Service, counted as 6 hours/days despite the fact each attendance involved an additional hour of my personal time in travelling. Hence 12 hours of my time in real terms.

Prior to this I was requested to attend an Induction Session at Truro Probation Office on 26 September 2018, which also involved 2 hours of my personal time and expense.

Despite this being a requirement of the Court Order, I have been advised that my attendance at the Induction Session does not count towards the time I am required to do by the Court Order eventhough there would be a penalty if I did not attend and comply with that Order.

In addition to this I have also been ordered to attend the local Probation Office once a month and that this is also part of the programme required by the Court Order and must be complied with.

Having now attended 6 times to date and each representing in excess of an hour of my time in real terms, I have been advised that attending the local Office also does not count towards the time I am required to do by Court Order eventhough there will be penalties for not attending.

The point I am making is that if I can be taken back to Court and punished for not attending the Induction Session and for not attending the local Probation Office once a month, then they must count because they are requirements of the Court Order and ORA programme.

By my reckoning I have already spent 13 days or in excess of 20 hours complying with the Court Order and ORA programme and that I have incurred additional financial penalties above that set by the Court, and that demands on my personal time and liberty above that required by the Court Order is both unfair and unjust.

I hope you will suspend or end my further participation in the ORA Community Order programme until such time as a decision is made, and extended if necessary if the Prison and Probation Ombudsman has to review the matter.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely

Geoff McLaughlin

34, Timber Close, St Austell, Cornwall. PL25 5NZ

Email: geoffscameras@btinternet.com

PS: I will not accept any telephone calls regarding the above.

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Please Help Me Take the UK Government to Court for Human Rights Violations & Cornish Kangaroo Courts.

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Posted 07 March 2018 (Extended Version, Warts and All)

Despite suffering over 30 years of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression and OCD, Alison was criminally abused and discriminated against as a result of rigged Welfare Priority Assessments for re-housing by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust despite Alison coming under their care and support.

The Assessment Panels consisted of Council Health and Social Care Professionals except for an NHS Representative who was described as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) but was in fact only a NHS support worker. It is alleged 100s if not 1000s of mentally ill and vulnerable victims were abused by these corrupt Panels.

Alison was inappropriately awarded Low Welfare Priority and her condition only worsened following the Assessments which ignored Council procedures and policies.

Some 6 months later Alison was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer and a tumour and died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital a month later aged just 54 from preventable sepsis and pneumonia to hasten death.

Although Alison knew she could die the only thing that made her upset and tearful was the fact she had been abused and cheated months earlier by the Council and the NHS Trust.

As Alison’s husband and recognised Carer for over 30 years I promised Alison that I would get to the bottom of what the Council and NHS Trust had done.

Following Alison’s sad parting I complained to most official complaint bodies and Senior Management of the Council and the Trust engaged only in cover-ups and lies.

In 2015, I was unlawfully arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police in connection with my Justice for Alison campaign on social media and in the public interest and which resulted in a 2 year Gagging/Restraining Order. One of the complainants was the NHS support worker and the other was the Cornwall Council Senior Solicitor for the NHS.

The Cornwall Council Senior Solicitor for the NHS twice engaged in a course of conduct amounting to harassment before Trial and threatened me with further legal proceedings if I did not remove evidence from the internet before Trial. This was not challenged by my legal representatives who continue to have a long and very close working relationship with the Council and NHS Trust.

I believe the arrest in 2015 was also in revenge for 4 Devon & Cornwall Police officers I had reprimanded in 2012 and 2014 and involved the then IPCC.

The events which followed my arrest in 2015 were a travesty of justice and riddled with corruption and which included my unlawful arrest for a victimless crime, a false confession and a guilty only plea Court, the recorded interview being edited to remove incriminating evidence against Cornwall Council and others, no less than 10 false Custody Record entries, my evidence being buried and an attempt by my legal representative to defraud me out of between £300 to £400 towards Legal Aid on the day of Trial.

The official complaint against Devon & Cornwall Police involving no less than 10 named officers and personnel remains unresolved to this day.

In 2018, I was subjected to an unlawful and malicious revenge arrest by Devon & Cornwall Police which again was in connection with my Justice for Alison campaign on social media and in the public interest and the complainant was the NHS support worker again who was a member of the Welfare Panel that abused Alison.

(Weeks before the malicious revenge arrest I had lodged a complaint with the Chief Constable against a PC I had never met following a malicious and distressing telephone call I had received from the PC. The complaint was passed to the Professional Standards Department (PSD) who confirmed the complaint had been formally assessed and recorded in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform Act 2002, for investigation.

I did not know until the officer of the malicious revenge arrest introduced himself in recorded interview that day that he was the very same PC who I had complained to the Chief Constable about weeks earlier).

Evidence via a Subject Access Request (SAR) of a mental health episode in the cell as a result of the malicious nature of the revenge arrest was withheld by the Police until after Trial.

When the withheld (SAR) information was finally provided to me in 2019 a number of serious omissions were evident to indicate a cover-up. The most obvious being an omission by the medical officer on the “Detained Person’s Medical Form” of the mental health episode in the cell, despite it resulting in a referral to the local NHS and Centre for Mental Health and Justice, Bodmin Policing Hub.

At the time of writing, mid-March 2019, the Devon & Cornwall Police Data Protection Unit is refusing to confirm that the cell CCTV evidence that I am entitled to receive under the law has been destroyed.

The Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 27 July 2018 was an attempt to have me railroaded into attending Trial without legal representation despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor. The Trial was postponed only in response to an email I sent to the Court and multiple email addresses the day before Trial.

My Legal Aid funded solicitor dismissed himself from my case in September 2018 having acted unprofessionally and not in his client’s best interest. The Legal Aid Agency was complicit in this.

On 17 September 2018 I was requested to attend a Hearing at Truro Magistrates Court, ahead of Trial, and I made it quite clear before leaving the Court, and for the record, that my Human Rights were being violated.

The outcome of the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018 was that my rights under Article 6 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to a fair trial and free expression in the public interest were willfuly violated and I was unjustly and unfairly convicted and given a Gagging/Restraining Order for an undisclosed length of time, ordered to pay £380 Costs and given a Community Order to serve.

The NHS support worker was awarded £85, and the Trial was a mistrial because it had no legal value.

The Trial has since been described as a Kangaroo Court and which involved a number of Government departments including HM Courts & Tribunals, Legal Aid Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service in the name of Regina, who all had a legal duty to comply with the Human Rights Act 1998, apart from my legal rights, as did others including Devon & Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the NHS Trust.

The reasons being:

That I was not presumed innocent until proven guilty because my evidence was never investigated.

That I was denied adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence and denied legal assistance of my own choosing despite coming under Legal Aid.

(The Court appointed a legal representative to cross examine only and who I met for a 90 minute discussion within 20 hours of Trial, and despite the Legal Aid Agency acknowledging the case was “so complex.”)

That for much of the Trial I was without Legal Representation.

That I was denied the attendance and examination of named witnesses on my behalf without explanation or reason and under the same conditions as witnesses against me.

That I was denied hearing enhancement to help me fully understand and follow what was being said and I was refused a friend sitting with me to help.

(Court records will confirm this was also a problem in 2015/16)

An official complaint against the Chief Constable and 5 Devon & Cornwall Police officers regarding the flawed, unlawful and malicious revenge arrest in 2018 which led to the Trial remains ongoing at the time of writing.

The PSD chose to investigate the complaint by Local Resolution meaning no officer would face disciplinary proceedings. The IOPC has since advised me it wants nothing to do with it or an Appeal.

A Police Report has since admitted that my computers were seized unlawfully and despite the police knowing I needed information on them before Trial I did not get them back until after Trial, some 156 days after they were seized.

Although the Court disregarded an Order to destroy the computers if I was convicted it is unknown how long the Court knew my computers had been seized unlawfully or how long the Court colluded with the police to deny me my property and obstruct and pervert the course of justice.

The PC who unlawfully and maliciously engaged in the revenge arrest on 14 May 2018 and appeared at Trial as a witness for the Prosecution never investigated my evidence or treat me with any degree of fairness or innocence. In fact the PC was instrumental in the malicious, groundless and vindictive assassination of my good character in the complainant’s Victim Personal Statement (VPS).

The only question I put to the PC at Trial was for his confirmation that the 7 allegations against him were still ongoing. He confirmed that they were. The Court appointed legal representative advised me not to ask the PC any questions but I could not resist asking just one for the record.

Although the Magistrate asked the PC if a senior officer had advised him not to investigate the matter or not to arrest me he replied no. The identity and rank of the officer who accompanied the PC when they arrested me has been stricken from the record and from the Investigation Report. I believe he was a more senior officer and that the PC committed perjury.

Despite the maliciousness of the phone call and the revenge arrest and the resulting mental health episode in the cell, the PC and another officer visited my address weeks after the Trial to return 3 computers which were removed unlawfully on 14 May 2018. I considered his presence to be inept and provocative because he was still under investigation.

The investigating officer and the Inspector overseeing the investigation of the PC then lied to me about the PC not being present when the computers were returned to me, despite me talking to the PC and being unable to forget him for obvious reasons.

The evidence to prove my innocence, also available in 2015/16, has never been used, investigated or scrutinised in my defence in a Court of Law because of the “Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012”, LASPO, which withdrew legal aid funding from certain areas of law including Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence.

The Charge against me directly relating to my comments on social media in relation to Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence issues. Even Devon & Cornwall Police has acknowledged that I “was aggrieved by a housing decision.”

Because of LASPO, my Legal Aid funded representatives in 2015/16 and 2018 were paid NOT to defend me using any evidence relating to Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence issues. This meaning the Law Firms defrauded the public purse, the Legal Aid Agency was complicit and I was unfairly and unjustly convicted.

In the run up to the Trial in 2018 the Prosecution admitted the NHS support worker was “incorrectly described” as a Mental Health Professional (CPN) when he was a Panel member and the NHS support worker claimed it was an “administrative error” despite evidence to prove the contrary.

In what is now 7 years, the Council and the NHS Trust have never admitted to me that the NHS support worker was “incorrectly described” or that an “administrative error” had been made.

At Trial the NHS support worker admitted he had sat on a number of Welfare Priority Assessment Panels, and the Prosecution neglected to provide a written statement from the Council’s Housing Manager to explain procedural and policy failures by the Council.

Low Welfare Priority for a vulnerable woman with over 30 years of mental health disabilities and who came under the direct care and support umbrella of the Council and the NHS Trust, and who’s condition only got worse until she died some 7 months later.

My 7 year campaign for Justice for Alison has continued in the public interest and Cornwall Council and the Trust still refuse to explain or apologise for what happened to Alison, or allow me, her widower, closure to move on.

I will be seeking financial donations and in the public interest to challenge and expose what government departments and others have unlawfully engaged in to obstruct and pervert the course of justice.

Thank you for your time and donation if you are able to help.

Kind regards, Geoff

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Posted 03 February 2019

 

                             ALISON LINDA McLAUGHLIN
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THE CORNISH KANGAROO COURTS IN THE NAME OF REGINA

Despite suffering over 30 years of mental illness including anxiety, depression and OCD, Alison was criminally abused and discriminated against as a result of rigged Welfare Priority Assessments by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust despite coming under their direct care and support umbrella.

Months later Alison was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer and a tumour and died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital the following month aged just 54 from preventable sepsis and pneumonia to hasten death.

Although Alison knew she could die the only thing that made her upset and tearful was the fact she had been abused and cheated months earlier by the Council and Trust.

As her husband and recognised Carer I promised Alison that I would get to the bottom of what the Council and Trust had engaged in.

Following Alison’s death I complained to most official complaint bodies, and senior management of the Council and the Trust engaged only in misinformation and cover-ups.

In 2015 I was arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police following false allegations, and I believe the arrest was also in retaliation for 4 police officers I had reprimanded in 2012 and 2014 and which involved the then IPCC.

The events which followed were a travesty of justice and were riddled with corruption and I was served with a 2 year gagging/restraining order to stop me engaging in free expression on social media and in the public interest.

The events involved unlawful arrest for a victimless crime, a false confession and a guilty only plea Court, the recorded interview being edited to remove incriminating evidence against Cornwall Council and others, no less than 10 false Custody Record entries, the removal of my evidence and an attempt by my legal representative to defraud me out of between £300 to £400 towards Legal Aid on the day of Trial.

The official complaint against Devon & Cornwall Police involving no less than 10 officers and others remains open and unresolved to this day.

On 14 May 2018 I was again arrested for false allegations and the arrest was flawed and unlawful. Evidence of a mental health episode in the cell as a result of the malicious nature of the arrest continues to be withheld by the Police despite a Trial which resulted from the flawed, unlawful and malicious arrest.

(Weeks before the arrest I had lodged a complaint with the Chief Constable against a PC I had never met following a malicious and distressing telephone call I had received from the PC. The complaint was passed to the Professional Standards Department (PSD) who confirmed the complaint had been formally assessed and recorded in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform Act 2002 for investigation. I did not know until the arresting officer introduced himself in recorded interview on the day of the arrest that he was the very same PC who I had complained about to the Chief Constable weeks earlier, and was to be investigated.)

The Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 27 July 2018 was an attempt to have me railroaded into attending Trial without legal representation despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor. The Trial was postponed only in response to an email I sent to the Court and multiple email addresses the day before Trial.

My Legal Aid funded solicitor dismissed himself from my case on 05 September 2018 having acted unprofessionally and not in his client’s best interest.

I was requested to attend a hearing at Truro Magistrates Court on 17 September 2018, ahead of Trial, and I made it quite clear before leaving the Court, and for the record, that my Human Rights were being violated.

The outcome of the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018 was that my rights under Article 6 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to a fair trial and free expression in the public interest were willfuly violated and I was unjustly and unfairly convicted and given a gagging/restraining order for an undisclosed length of time, ordered to pay £380 Costs and given a Community Order to serve. The complainant was awarded £85.

The Trial has since been described as a Kangaroo Court and which involved a number of Government departments including HM Courts & Tribunals, Legal Aid Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service in the name of Regina, who all had a legal duty to comply with the Human Rights Act 1998, apart from my legal rights, as did others including Devon & Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust.

I was not presumed innocent because my evidence was never investigated.

I was denied adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence and denied legal assistance of my own choosing despite coming under Legal Aid. The Court appointed a legal representative to cross examine only and who I met for a 90 minute discussion within 20 hours of the Trial, and despite the Legal Aid Agency acknowledging the case was “so complex”.

I was denied the attendance and examination of named witnesses on my behalf without explanation or reason and under the same conditions as witnesses against me.

I was denied hearing enhancement to help me fully understand and follow what was being said and I was refused a friend sitting with me to help. (Court records will confirm this was also a problem in 2015/16).

An official complaint against the Chief Constable and 5 Devon & Cornwall Police officers regarding the flawed, unlawful and malicious arrest in 2018 which led to the Trial remains ongoing and the IOPC has been kept in the loop.

The PC who unlawfully and maliciously arrested me on 14 May 2018 and appeared at Trial as a witness for the Prosecution never investigated my evidence or treat me with any degree of fairness or innocence. In fact the PC was instrumental in the malicious, groundless and vindictive assassination of my good character in the complainant’s Victim Personal Statement (VPS).

The only question put to the PC at Trial was for his confirmation that the 7 allegations against him were still ongoing. He confirmed that they were.

Despite the maliciousness of the phone call and the arrest and the resulting mental health episode in the cell, the PC and another officer visited my address weeks after the Trial to return 3 computers which were removed unlawfully on 14 May 2018. I considered his presence to be inept and provocative because he was still under investigation for issues of a malicious nature towards me.

The evidence to prove my innocence, also available in 2015/16, has never been investigated, scrutinised or used in my defence in a Court of Law and which I believe is due largely to the Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, (Laspo), which withdrew legal aid funding from areas of law, including Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence. The Charge against me directly relating to rigged Welfare Priority Assessments for re-Housing by Cornwall Council and Trust Professionals and involving 100’s if not 1000’s of vulnerable victims.

I believe my legal representatives in 2015/16 and 2018 were paid NOT to defend me using any evidence relating to Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence.

In the run up to the Trial in 2018 the Prosecution admitted the complainant was “incorrectly described” as a Mental Health Professional when he was a member of the Welfare Priority Assessment Panel that assessed Alison and awarded her Low Welfare Priority. Something the Council and Trust have never admitted to me in what is now 7 years.

Low Welfare Priority for a vulnerable woman with over 30 years of mental health disorders and who came under the direct care and support of the Council and the NHS Trust, and who’s condition only got worse until she was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer some 7 months later and died a month later.

At Trial the complainant admitted he had sat on a number of Welfare Priority Assessment Panels, and the Prosecution neglected to provide a written statement from the Council’s Housing Manager to explain procedural and policy failures.

The complainant in 2018 was the same who had me falsely arrested in 2015 for alleged defamation causing him to feel harassed, making it a criminal offence.

His then fellow complainant, who also made false allegations, was the Cornwall Council Senior Solicitor of the NHS who twice engaged in a course of conduct amounting to harassment by threatening me with legal proceedings if I did not remove evidence from the internet before Trial. This was not challenged by my legal representative who continue to have a long and close working relationship with the Council and Trust.

My 7 year campaign for Justice for Alison has continued in the public interest and Cornwall Council and the Trust still refuse to explain or apologise for what happened to Alison, or allow me, her widower, closure to move on.

I am seeking legal representation and financial donations and in the public interest to challenge and expose what government departments and others have unlawfully engaged in to obstruct and pervert the course of justice.

Much of the above is supporting evidence and background and it remains my intention first and foremost to challenge the Government’s Justice Departments for violating Articles 6 and 10 of my Human Rights.

Thank you for your time and donation if you are able to help.

Kind regards, Geoff

#Cornwallgate The Corrupt of Cornwall – 2.

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Blog posted 14 January 2019

Pictured is Coodes Solicitors Stephanie Allen, CILEx, setting her client up for a false confession and a guilty only plea court to assist corrupt PS 16259 Innes Dowlen of Devon & Cornwall Police, who is based at St Austell Police Station, aka Sawyer’s Sewer.

The recorded interview was later edited to remove incriminating evidence against Cornwall Council, the Cornwall Foundation Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police and others. Not disclosed is the name and rank of the officer standing in the doorway and out of view of the cell CCTV.

The Crown Prosecution Service colluded with Devon & Cornwall Police, Coodes Solicitors, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Foundation Trust. The Legal Aid Agency is fully aware of fraud and attempted fraud upon the public purse and the Ministry of Justice is engaged in willful blindness.

Months later Coodes Stephanie Allen disappeared from Coodes website and her details disappeared from the CILEx website. Stephanie Allen continues to be employed by Coodes and remains to be a member of the Cornwall Law Society.

#Cornwallgate The Corrupt of Cornwall.

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Pictured is Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer.

Blog posted 11 January 2019

In 2014 Cornwall Council threatened me with Defamation for comments I had made on social media against 7 corrupt employees of the Council and CFT.

In 2015 I was arrested for Defamation which caused the false accusers to feel harassed in order to make it a criminal offence. Months later I was given a 2 year gagging order

Devon & Cornwall Police edited the recorded interview in 2015 to remove incriminating evidence against the Council and CFT.

Devon & Cornwall Police also edited references to an earlier unlawful arrest which led to 4 officers being reprimanded and involved the then IPCC.

In 2018 I was arrested again and which directly implicated Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer himself. The arrest was unlawful and flawed and was not only malicious but caused a mental health episode which is still being covered up.

Despite this, a Trial took place at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018 which knowingly violated Article 6 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

The Trial was little more than a kangaroo court and involved a number of  corrupt government departments connected to the Ministry of Justice to protect and cover-up crimes by Cornwall Council, the CFT, Devon & Cornwall Police and others.

Bodmin Magistrates Court, “What some might describe as a Kangaroo Court”.

 

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Blog posted 09 December 2018, (Amended)

Having earlier attempted to railroad me into appearing at Bodmin Magistrates Court for Trial on 27 July 2018 without any legal representation, despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor, the Trial was postponed in response to an email I sent to the Court and multiple addresses the day before Trial.

During a meeting with my legal aid funded solicitor Chris Nicholls on 05 September 2018, he rightly dismissed himself from my case having acted unprofessionally and not in his client’s best interest.

I immediately lodged a complaint against Mr Nicholls and sought advice from the Legal Aid Agency but it failed to provide any advice or permission to seek new legal representation.

I have since learnt that Cornwall has only 1 legal aid lawyer and the situation has worsened as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, (Laspo), which withdrew legal aid from areas of law, including welfare and housing – and the subsequent reduction in the advice network. The Charge against me directly relating to welfare and housing.      

I was requested to attend a hearing at Truro Magistrates Court on 17 September 2018 ahead of Trial a few days later at Bodmin Magistrates Court.

Before leaving Truro Magistrates Court I made it quite clear to all concerned, and for the record, that my Human Rights were being violated.

The outcome of the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018 was that my rights under Article 6 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to a fair trial and free expression were violated and I was unjustly and unfairly found guilty and given a restraining/gagging order for an undisclosed length of time, ordered to pay over £400 and given a Community Order to serve. 

A Trial which some might rightly describe as a Kangaroo Court and which involved a number of government departments.

“Without legal aid, the rule of law collapses”, The Secret Barrister.

a) I was not presumed innocent because my evidence was never investigated. The Police and the Prosecution were only interested in securing a conviction.

b) I was denied adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence and denied legal assistance of my own choosing despite me coming under Legal Aid. The Court appointed a legal representative to cross examine only and who I met for a 90 minute preparation of my defence and within 20 hours of Trial.

c) I was denied the attendance and examination of named witnesses on my behalf without explanation or reason and under the same conditions as the Prosecution witnesses against me.

d) I was denied hearing enhancement to help me fully understand what was being said and I was refused a friend sitting with me to assist. (Court records will confirm this was a problem in 2015/2016).   

e) That the comments I expressed on social media which led to the Charge were true and were expressed in the public interest.  

Background: The Trial concerned my social media comments regarding alleged rigged Housing Welfare Priority Assessments by Cornwall Council and assisted by the Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust regarding the abuse to 100’s if not 1000’s of mentally ill and vulnerable victims. One of these being my long term mentally ill wife who was abused and discriminated against by the Assessments and died some 8 months later at the Royal Cornwall Hospital of sepsis poisoning.

Although Bowel Cancer was late stage by the time Alison was admitted to hospital her condition was overlooked by the rigged Welfare Assessments some 8 months earlier and whilst she came under the care and support umbrella of Cornwall Council and the Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust.

My 6 year campaign for Justice for Alison and other victims has continued and in the public interest.    

Although it was my expressed wish to have the Trial outside of Cornwall using an outside law firm I believe the reason for the Courts expedient process was to obstruct this. It remains unclear why the Court replaced the Trial Magistrate for one that did not work for Cornwall Council.   

An official complaint against the Chief Constable and 5 Devon & Cornwall Police officers remains ongoing regarding the flawed, unlawful and malicious arrest which led to the Trial. 

I am presently seeking crowdfunding and in the public interest to challenge the Government and others for violating my Human Rights under Article 6 and 10. 

Bodmin Magistrates Court Violated my Human Right to a Fair Trial.

 

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Blog posted 04 December 2018

Having earlier attempted to railroad me into appearing at Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 27 July 2018 without legal representation, despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor, the Trial was postponed in response to an email I sent the Court and multiple addresses the day before the Trial.

During a meeting with solicitor Chris Nicholls on 05 September he dismissed himself from my case because of his unprofessional and untrustworthy conduct.

I immediately lodged a complaint against Chris Nicholls and sought advice from the Legal Aid Agency. Advice it failed to provide or permission to seek new legal representation.

I was requested to attend a hearing at Truro Magistrates Court on 17 September regarding the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court listed for 21 September 2018.

The outcome of the hearing was that the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court a few days later would proceed.

Before leaving Court I made it quite clear to all concerned, and for the record, that my Human Rights were being violated.

Under Article 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and my right to a fair trial: I shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the law.

The evidence submitted by Devon & Cornwall Police to the CPS presumed me guilty because it did not investigate any evidence to presume me innocent. The Charge was based on a flawed and malicious arrest by a Police Officer who was up for investigation before he arrested me, the complainant, and which involved the Chief Constable himself.

According to Article 6:  I should have adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence, and to defend myself in person or through legal assistance of my own choosing or, if I have not sufficient means to pay for legal assistance, to be given it free when the interests of justice so require. 

Both the Legal Aid Agency and the Court denied me choosing my own legal representative, despite Legal Aid funding, and denied me adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence because I did not meet the Court appointed legal representative until the day before Trial and within 20 hours for a 90 minute preparation of my defence. A legal representative who was appointed to cross examine only and was not permitted to act in the interests of justice or the defendant for the rest of the Trial. The Court had previously been advised I would not defend myself without legal representation.

According to Article 6: To examine or have examined witnesses against me and to obtain the attendance and examination of witnesses on my behalf under the same conditions as witnesses against me.

My request for named witnesses was refused without reason. I assume the Legal Aid Agency, the CPS, the Courts, the Police and others just sought to have the Trial expediently processed without delay or justice.

According to Article 6: To have the free assistance of an interpreter if I cannot understand or speak the language used in Court.

Both Truro and Bodmin Magistrate Court fully understood I had a hearing problem and that I needed enhanced hearing but failed to provide anything suitable knowing I did not use a hearing aid. Although the Courts understood I had a friend who was willing to assist me with this problem and had already satisfied themselves he was not connected to the legal profession, the Courts still refused to let him sit next to me and help me.

Court records will show this was a problem in 2015/2016.

In day to day life I am usually in close proximity to people and my partial deafness is manageable without an aid.

Unsurprisingly, the outcome of the Trial and my rights being violated was that I was unjustly and unfairly convicted, I was given a restraining/gagging order for an undisclosed length of time, I was ordered to pay over £400 and I was given a Community Order to serve.   

Background: The case is about alleged rigged Welfare Priority Assessments by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Foundation Trust involving the abuse to 100’s if not 1000’s of mentally ill and vulnerable victims. One of these being my late wife who was abused and discriminated against by the Assessments and died some 8 months later of sepsis. Although her Cancer was late stage by then her condition was overlooked by the rigged Assessments 8 months earlier.

My 6 year campaign for Justice for Alison and other victims has continued in the public interest.

It remains unclear why the Court agreed to replace the original Trial Magistrate with one that did not work for Cornwall Council.

I am presently seeking crowdfunding and in the public interest.

 

 

 

 

Reply to Cornwall Council Freedom of Information Internal Review 2018

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Blog posted 22 November 2018

The FOI Internal Review on 15th November 2018 from Cornwall Council was all pretty predictable ducking and diving.

If I made a similar request to the Foundation Trust (CFT) the CFT would say the Welfare Assessments are a public function run by Cornwall Council who I should direct my FOI request to.

Cornwall Council will recall I did lodge a complaint with the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) in 2014 regarding rigged Welfare Priority Assessments and abuses, and the illegal ring-fencing of Homechoice properties involving deception.

The Council will also recall the LGO decided in the Council’s favour thanks largely to Council henchman Simon JR Mansell MBE CILEX, then Principle Legal Officer for Cornwall Council, who dealt with the complaint and who wilfuly misled the LGO into believing the NHS employee named in the complaint was a qualified CPN despite Mr Mansell knowing the individual in question was merely a support worker.

With regard to the unlawful practice of ring-fencing Homechoice properties involving deception by Cornwall Council and its housing partner Sanctuary Housing, the LGO did not have the jurisdiction to investigate the ring-fencing role played by Sanctuary Housing for Cornwall Council, so again ruled in the Council’s favour.

Perversly the LGO ruled in the Council’s favour before I had even been sent and read the Council’s reply to my complaint.

I will no longer deal with the ICO since it closed a complaint against Devon & Cornwall Police Data Protection Unit prematurely and whilst I was still awaiting information/evidence I was entitled to receive in-accordance with the Act. This served only to protect Devon & Cornwall Police and pervert the course of justice by enabling Devon & Cornwall Police to withhold information/evidence until months after a Trial in 2016.

What was considered to be an “independent public advocate”, I now consider the ICO to be a money making protection racket for government, in my humble opinion.

If you would like to see the whole FOI request just click on the following link:

‘Detailed information of Policy 23.2 of the Welfare Assessment Process.’ via

SO YOU THINK CORNWALL IS A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE DO YOU ?

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Blog posted 18 January 2017 (Amended)

One of the consequences of the covert and unlawful toxic community created by Cornwall Council and it’s equally corrupt housing partner Sanctuary Housing for the Council’s “certain types” at Timber Close near Truro Road, St Austell, where visitors and stayers often came from Cosgarne Hall.

The illegal community was created by deceiving Cornwall Homechoice applicants into bidding for properties already ring-fenced for the Council’s “certain types”.

Despite Sanctuary Housing CEO David Bennett, Group Board Director Simon Clark and Group Board Member Judge Rosemary Crawley being warned every week in writing for some 6 months that someone would die here they did nothing to prevent it happening.

A month after the death of the young 30 year old woman in the body bag, CEO David Bennett was awarded a CBE rather than be arrested along with other Board Members for alleged Corporate Manslaughter.

A few months later Cornwall Council began ‘detoxifying’ the covert and unlawful community it had helped create and moved a vulnerable mentally ill tenant to a place of safety before then orchestrating my false arrest later that year on criminal charges to gag me from commenting further on the internet by way of free speech.

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A corrupt Devon & Cornwall Police and the Council’s NHS Foundation Trust partner and others were party to false allegations and the unlawful arrest.

As important as the illegal practice of ring-fencing Homechoice properties and deceiving applicants is, my main allegation against Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Foundation Trust continues to be the callous rigging of Cornwall Homechoice Welfare Priority Assessments which have abused and cheated 100s if not 1000s of mentally ill and vulnerable applicants by knowingly not providing a suitably qualified Health Professional on Welfare Panels despite Council Policy demanding it.

Jon Warner was responsible for implementing Homechoice Policy set by Members of Cornwall Council but instead disregarded Council Policy like there was no tomorrow. One of his many victims being my late wife who having been abused and cheated by the Council’s Kangaroo Welfare Priority Assessments died some 8 months later of Sepsis to hasten death at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

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Footnote : Prior to my false arrest in 2015 Cornwall Council orchestrated my false arrest in 2012 to protect it’s corrupt housing partner in crime Sanctuary Housing.

Following a white-wash by the Devon & Cornwall Police Professional Standards Department (PSD) and a cover-up by the IPCC, 4 Officers were reprimanded only and the IPCC failed to determine if the 4 officers were bribed to do what they did or if they were ordered.

No Senior Officers, including ‘Hot Fuzz’ and now Devon Commander Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell who then represented the corrupt PSD, shown below, were questioned.

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Following the unlawful arrest and corruption in 2015/16, I was given a 2 year Restraining/Gagging Order in 2016.

In 2018 I was again unlawfully arrested in connection with the rigged Welfare Assessments and the flawed arrest involved Chief Constable Sawyer himself.

This led to another Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court where I was found guilty.

Despite me making it clear and for the record at the hearing at Truro Magistrates Court on 17 September and before Trial that my human rights were being violated, my rights continued to be violated at Trial on 21 September 2018.

Prior to the Trial in September, there was an earlier attempt to have me railroaded into being Tried on 27 July 2018 without any legal representation despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor. The Legal Aid Agency was complicit in this.

I am currently seeking legal advice to challenge the violation of my right to a fair trial under Article 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, and I would welcome any comments, advice or recommendations to this end. Prefer email initially.

geoffscameras@btinternet.com

Chief Constable Sawyer, Alison Hernandez and Steve Double MP are accountable and should respond.

 

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Geoff McLaughlin <bluekernewek@gmail.com> Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:09 PM
To: Shaun.SAWYER@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, opcc@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, steve.double.mp@parliament.uk

Cc: correspondence@attorneygeneral.gov.uk, cps.webmaster@cps.gov.uk, southwest.communications@cps.gsi.gov.uk, contact@hmic.gsi.gov.uk, info@hmcpsi.gov.uk, cornwall-admin@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk, casework@ico.org.uk, public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, liverpoolCAT@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk, general.queries@justice.gsi.gov.uk, amber.rudd.mp@parliament.uk, Phillip.confue@nhs.net, phso.enquiries@ombudsman.org.uk, england.contactus@nhs.net, CFTenquiries@cornwall.nhs.uk, enquiries@cqc.org.uk, panorama.reply@bbc.co.uk, info@coodes.co.uk, Tracy.FURBEAR@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Dear Chief Constable Sawyer

I received a brief phone call on the morning of Sunday 22 April 2018 from a gentleman claiming to be a PC Abbott from Devon and Cornwall Police.

PC Abbott advised me an allegation of harassment had been made against me but refused to say by whom.

He requested I attend St Austell Police Station on either the 2nd or 3rd May 2018 for interview at a time of my choosing.

Feeling the call was a hoax or something more sinister I played along with him and elected 2nd May at 10am.

One reason why I felt it was a hoax or even malicious is because the call was made on a Sunday morning and the day before my 66th birthday. The last time I was asked to attend St Austell Police Station was the day after my 60th birthday when I was unlawfully arrested, intimidated and unfairly processed.

The outcome of that arrest, involving Cornwall Council’s housing partner Sanctuary Housing, resulted in 4 Devon and Cornwall Police Officers being reprimanded despite a whitewash by the PSD and a cover-up by the IPCC. The last 2 officers to be reprimanded were the Custody Sergeant and the I/O of the complaint who represented the PSD. Both were reprimanded in 2014, and 3 of the 4 officers were based at St Austell Police Station.

In 2015 I was unlawfully arrested again, the Revenge Arrest, which was instigated by Cornwall Council and relished by Devon and Cornwall Police, despite it having a conflict of interest and having obstructed the course of justice previously.

The Revenge Arrest involved a number of officers from St Austell Police Station including arresting Sergeant 16259 Innes Dowlen. Most of the “evidence” against me was produced at St Austell Police Station possibly by officers who were or knew those who had been reprimanded previously.

The arrest was to stop me continuing to expose on social media the criminal abuse and discrimination to the mentally ill and vulnerable by Cornwall Council and the NHS Trust and which affected hundreds if not thousands of victims. One being my long term mentally ill wife who was abused, discriminated against, neglected and murdered some 8 months later despite her coming under the care and support umbrella of the Council and the Trust.

The complainants who were only named on the PIN represented Cornwall Council for the NHS. The first being Senior Solicitor Victoria Slavin, who had engaged in a cover-up which was un-covered by the PHSO in late 2014, and which only came to light when the Trust explained to the PHSO that Leigh Walwyn, the other complainant, was only a support worker. Cornwall Council has never claimed anything other than Leigh Walwyn is a CPN and which the Trust did not contradict until late 2014 when it finally admitted to the PHSO that Leigh Walwyn was only a support worker, not realizing the PHSO would then inform me.

Even as late as 2015, Leigh Walwyn confirmed in his witness statements that he was never a CPN and could not understand why the Council and the Trust had still not corrected this.

The cover-up by complainant Victoria Slavin was to protect senior Council and Trust management and which included not telling her fellow complainant Leigh Walwyn.

The truth of the matter is both the Council and the Trust colluded in rigged Welfare Priority Assessments which unfairly abused and discriminated against the mentally ill and the vulnerable in order to prioritize the Councils “certain types”.

Although Leigh Walwyn was not suitably qualified to be a member on a Welfare Priority Assessment Panel he was one of the panel members that assessed my late wife, and others, and awarded her low welfare priority despite the Council acknowledging her health was deteriorating at the time. Leigh Walwyn was described as the “Mental Health Team Representative” and “Community Psychiatric Nurse” by the Council and I believe the Council’s panel members were complicit in this.

Following the Revenge Arrest for the victimless crime of ‘Harassment with Violence’ I was taken to Newquay Police Station on the opposite coast where Devon and Cornwall Police corrupted the DSCC, provided by the Legal Aid Agency, in order to choose Coodes Solicitors to protect the Council and not defend their client. I was tricked into a false confession involving the Coodes CILEx who later disappeared from Coodes website and does not appear to be a member of CILEx. The term “Violence” was not mentioned in recorded interview.

The result of the false confession saw me bailed to attend a guilty only plea court which had to be adjourned because I refused to plead guilty. I still do not believe the CPS acted in my best interest or in the interest of justice or fairness.

The recorded interview evidence was edited and the Devon and Cornwall Police Data Protection Unit knowingly withheld CCTV evidence that I should have received before Trial but which I did not receive until months after Trial thereby obstructing the course of justice and denying me my right to a fair Trial.

One interesting fact about arresting and interview officer Sergent Dowlen is that he knew Leigh Walwyn and therefore had a conflict of interest. Despite sending photos to Coodes in late December 2015 as supporting evidence in my defence showing Leigh Walwyn and Sergeant Dowlen working together, Coodes disregarded the evidence.

Although the Bail conditions requested me not to contact either of the complainants, or Sergeant Dowlen who had had his name included despite Coodes requesting “it is not legal”, it did not stop complainant Victoria Slavin twice writing to me on behalf of the Council and Trust and after the PIN was served to harass and threaten me into removing evidence from my website. In her last letter in 2016, I was threatened with Civil Legal Proceedings regardless of the outcome of the criminal proceedings.

The official complaint against Devon and Cornwall Police in 2016 remains un investigated due to evidence of collusion in 2017 between Devon and Cornwall Police and the now cremated IPCC, and involved them in an email scam. Perhaps Amber Rudd MP of the Home Office did take notice.

A well researched and detailed report of the above is currently with Liberty.

When PC Abbott phoned me at 09:47 his number was 01726 223700. One other reason why I found his phone call to be offensive and distressing is because he enquired if I would be using Coodes again, which I felt was extremely vindictive.

If the phone call was legitimate then it would of course be extremely negligent of me to volunteer myself into the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police knowing what it has unlawfully engaged in previously. Even using a solicitor chosen and paid for by me, as would have to be the case with it being voluntary, Devon and Cornwall Police has already demonstrated it will edit an interview if necessary.

If Devon and Cornwall Police is foolhardy enough to arrest me again, despite conflicts of interest and obstructing the course of justice previously, my only reasonable option in interview would be to reply “No Comment” to every question.

Not because I am guilty of any crime but to protect myself against the unlawful practices of Devon and Cornwall Police.

The only thing I would ask of Devon and Cornwall Police if it again decides to arrest me regardless is for advanced warning of an arrest in order for me to decide when best to take prescribed medication. If I take them at the wrong time the side effects may cause some disruption.

I request Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer provide me with a written explanation to the above and provide me with written confirmation if PC Abbott is an officer with Devon and Cornwall Police, and that if he is I request the name of the more senior officer who would have ordered/advised PC Abbott to contact me.

I also still await confirmation if Sgt Marc Griffin, who is linked to Newquay Police Station, and was awarded a Superintendent’s Certificate not so long ago, is the same CDO 56630 Griffin who’s one and only entry in the Newquay Detention Log on the day of the Revenge Arrest, is one big fat lie.

I also still await a reply from the Chief Constable as to why Devon and Cornwall Police is still denying me a copy of the written complaint against me in 2012. A complaint which named me, made false allegations about me and was riddled with un investigated lies and written by an alleged fraudster. Was it really about the statute of limitations?

It saddens me that throughout the last 6 years my innocence has never been investigated because that would have defeated the object of arresting me.

Devon and Cornwall Police has always felt it more important to cover-up crimes by Cornwall Council, employees and Partners even at the cost of the mentally ill and vulnerable continuing to be abused and discriminated against. In this respect it comes as no surprise to me that Devon and Cornwall Police officers have nothing but contempt for those with mental illness and that includes my late wife.

Your position remains untenable Chief Constable Sawyer.

I request Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez stop being wilfully blind and stop covering-up corruption by the Chief Constable and officers under his command. This began with the previous Commissioner Tony Hogg and has continued because Ms Hernandez inherited Hogg’s corrupt administration.

Your position remains untenable Police and Crime Commissioner Hernandez.

I request my Parliamentary Representative Steve Double MP, who has been kept copied into the above since he became my MP, and also Service Charge fraud by the Council’s housing partner Sanctuary Housing,  should be more pro-active in stopping the above injustices continuing and assist me find a Parliamentary solution to investigate the whole sordid affair once and for all. You will recall Mr Double that I have asked before.

Yours sincerely

 

Geoff McLaughlin

34,Timber Close, St Austell, Cornwall. PL25 5NZ