Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Chief Police Officer Mike Bowron, The JEP, and Facts.
Chief Officer Bowron's letter centre's around questions/statements allegedly made by Deputy Pitman in the island's parliament concerning complaints made against Chief Officer Bowron and whether the he is under investigation by an outside Police Force. We reproduce the letter (below) and further reproduce the questions/statements made in the island's parliament that the letter appears to be addressing.
THE CHOSEN ONE.
Police chief: 'No complaint against me'
From Mike Bowman, chief officer, States of Jersey Police.
"I WAS most surprised and somewhat aggrieved to read your report on States question time in Wednesday's JEP, where Deputy Trevor Pitman referred to 'a complaint against the chief of police and asked the minister if he was aware of an external report compiled by an outside police force about that complaint.
Let me make it absolutely clear that there is no such complaint and I am not being investigated by an outside force.
I note with interest that Deputy Pitman will be asking the same question again 'in a few weeks and he hoped that by then the minister would have read the report'. Let me reiterate that no such report exists.
Perhaps Deputy Pitman will check his facts for future before he impugns my, or anyone else's integrity within the safety of the States Chamber."(END)
Here are the "Facts" for you Chief Officer Bowron which are NOT what you read in the disgraced Jersey Evening Post.
Will Chief Officer Bowron and/or the JEP be apologising to Deputy Pitman? Will the apolog(ies)y be given the same prominence in the "news"paper as the offending/offensive article? (A Leveson recommendation). Has the Chief Officer learnt not to believe what he reads in the JEP? Has he learnt that if he wants credible information and facts he will be better placed coming to the Blogs? (Jersey's only independent media).
We must also keep in mind that the questions asked by DEPUTY MIKE HIGGINS raise some very important issues and should not be overshadowed by the Chief Officer's/JEP's incompetence. Rico Sorda will be addressing these questions on his Blog tonight.
VFC would like to credit, and thank TJW for making the recording possible.