Just a few short weeks after publication of one of the most damning civil court judgments I’ve read in recent times, the council at the centre of that legal storm are in the news again: For all the wrong reasons. North Yorkshire County Council, based in sleepy Northallerton , is the host Authority for theContinue reading “Democracy dies another death”
Tag Archives: Simon Dennis
Pick of the crop?
On Monday 21st November, 2016 an item was posted on the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (NYPCC) . It was unheralded elesewhere. No local press coverage. No announcement on the busy NYPCC Twitter feed. No mention on the ‘News’ section of the PCC’s website. Nothing. The announcement concerned the beginning ofContinue reading “Pick of the crop?”
Chief Constable and Police Commissioner face court action over persistent data and information breaches
County Court claims have been filed naming Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and her Chief Constable, Dave Jones, as defendants over persistent breaches of both the Data Protection Act, 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. The court action in both cases has been taken out by investigative journalist, Neil Wilby. Recovery ofContinue reading “Chief Constable and Police Commissioner face court action over persistent data and information breaches”
The Inn of Last Resort
The oft-maligned police complaints system is well overdue for a complete overhaul. Much has been written on the topic, including by me. Particularly on the topic of the ludicrous and superfluous Code of Ethics propagated by the College of Policing (Read more here). One of the noisiest champions of reform is Julia Mulligan, the newlyContinue reading “The Inn of Last Resort”
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