Police Watchdog Claims Can’t Tell Why Cops Dropped Rape Gang Probe

Police Watchdog Claims Can’t Tell Why Cops Dropped Rape Gang Probe

The official police watchdog has claimed, after two years of investigation, that it cannot find out why Greater Manchester Police (GMP) rejected an inquiry into ‘Asian’ gang rapes which identified almost 100 suspects.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is appointed to enforce the law in England and Wales, has launched an investigation into three officers from Manchester following the publication of an inquiry into grooming gangs commissioned by the city’s mayor Andy Burnham – like other inquiries in front of her. – found that council officers, social workers and police failed the mostly white victims of gang rappers of Muslim, South Asian heritage grooming, partly because of concerns about being politically correct.

However, the watchdog has now closed its investigations into the three, GMP said following the inquiry ordered by Burnham, and claimed it was “unable to determine” why an inquiry had been closed. policing of grooming gangs, Operation Augusta, notwithstanding. after identifying 57 victims and 97 possible suspects.

“Despite considerable efforts, we have not been able to determine who made the final decision to close Operation Augusta in July 2005, or the rationale for doing so,” the IOPC said of the inquiry, which was launched in 2004 after being raped aged 15. gang victim Victoria Agoglia, who reported to the authorities that she was sexually abused and injected with heroin but to no avail, died of an overdose.

Steve Noonan, Director of Major Investigations at the IOPC, said his organization had “collected and reviewed a significant amount of evidence, which helped us to understand some of the actions that were taken” but ultimately “were unable find evidence that showed. who made the decision to close Operation Augusta and, more importantly, why.”

The IOPC claimed that the challenges they faced were “the passage of time; lack of records of meetings and decisions taken at that time; and the fact that a number of former police witnesses employed by GMP were unable or unwilling to deal with our investigation.”

Although Members of Parliament (MP) could launch their own inquiry into the scandal and order the “witnesses employed by the GMP” to appear before them under the pain found in Contempt of Parliament, the IOPC made no recommendations of the such – and rarely did the Members themselves. tackle the issue of grooming gangs, you’d better leave it to local government and local newspapers.

Indeed, Breitbart London contacted the five contenders to succeed Boris Johnson as Tory leader and Prime Minister in July after Labor councilors blocked a call by Tory councilors for an inquiry into gangs groomers in Oldham asking if they would commission one, and they didn’t. of them answered.

Breitbart London also asked the IOPC if it had “ever found fault with or recommended sanctions against specific officers” following gang grooming inquiries after this latest investigation into GMP officers was dropped, but it did not this inquiry was also taken into consideration.

Director Noonan said the IOPC had identified “a number of potential learning areas for the IOPC to consider” in its official statement about its investigation being dropped, but downgraded from the standard ‘lessons learned’ line following grooming gang scandals to ‘lessons’. could to learn’ is likely to create comfort for victims.

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