Sunday, 10 October 2010
Napier Press Conference and long overdue apology?
Deputy Bob Hill has sent an e-mail to Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur and all States Members requesting a Press Conference be held so Brian Napier QC can present his Report and hopefully answer some of the many questions that arise from it.
There is little doubt that he has been treated worse than a criminal. He has, by the Chief Minister, and others, been denied access to evidence that would have strengthened his case. He’s been denied the right to a fair hearing and has been subject to a Kangaroo trial by media. His reputation and his totally unblemished (up until Jersey) career trashed.
So come on Chief Minister, it’s your move, are you finally going to do the right thing, Give us the chance to question Napier, apologise to the former Chief of Police and hold those to account for their mis-handling of his wrongful suspension? (Dismissal by stealth).
E-mail from Deputy Bob Hill to Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur.
Good Afternoon Terry,
Thank you for releasing the Napier Report. Unfortunately due to the timing we did not hold a joint press release or allow for anyone to question Mr Napier on his findings. Perhaps that can be arranged.
I also believe you should make a statement in the States on Tuesday. You commissioned the Report, its findings clearly show that Mr Power was unfairly suspended and is therefore entitled to a public apology. I believe your statement should include the plan of action that you will be taking against those responsible for breaching the requirements of the Police Force (States) ( Jersey) Law 1974 and the Disciplinary Code made under that law. Perhaps you will also wish to consider whether the States were at any time misled in relation to the sequence of events and decision making process which was applied in this case.
Deputy F. J. (Bob) Hill, BEM.,
Deputy of St Martin.