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Thursday, 10 January 2013

"Curtis Warren Cops - What A Cop Out!!!"


Jersey Police "pleased" officers cleared




Jersey Police say they are "pleased" that three of their officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing following the conviction of one of Britain's biggest drugs barons.

It was claimed the senior officers did not have the necessary permissions to bug a vehicle in Europe, which led to the conviction of Curtis Warren in 2009. 

Their actions were strongly criticised by Britain's highest court, but the trio were exonerated at a disciplinary hearing this afternoon at the Pomme D'Or Hotel.



Above: Advocate Philip Sinel

Throughout the disciplinary hearing, Chief Inspector David Minty, Inspector Louis Beghin and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Courtness had always argued they did not break the rules.




Jersey Police's Deputy Officer, Barry Taylor, said: "We are pleased that this case has now been concluded.



Following concerns raised by the Privy Council regarding the States of Jersey Police investigation of Curtis Warren and others, Hampshire Constabulary was appointed to conduct an independent review of the processes. The

Constabulary subsequently launched an investigation into potential misconduct by States of Jersey Police.

"On receipt of the investigation findings and independent legal advice, disciplinary proceedings were brought against three States of Jersey Police officers. A misconduct hearing was concluded today (Thursday, January 10th

2013) when all three officers were cleared of any misconduct.

"This has been a prolonged inquiry and a difficult time for all those involved."


Curtis "Cocky" Warren was a global criminal who made his mark on Jersey when he tried to bring £1 million of cannabis into the island.


Once Interpol's most wanted man and a notorious gangster who once made the Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune of £40 million, it was a huge coup when Jersey Police nabbed him.


But after it emerged that police had used illegal means to get that conviction, they faced losing their prize catch.


Ahead of the hearing, Advocate Philip Sinel said: "Chief Inspector David Minty, Inspector Louis Beghin and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Courtness all deny categorically that they have behaved unlawfully, improperly without advice or that any action that they took was unauthorised."

The hearing at the Pomme D'or was not open to the public.







And please sign the petition below to help rid the Isle of Jersey of these disgusting crooks.







16 comments:

  1. Philip Sinel on Chief Officer Barton;

    "And we have been asked not to publicize what he has said"

    Why ever not? :)

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  2. Why would the police want to have this hearing in secret, unless there is something to hide? That is the obvious question but as you will see on the SSTAG blog - even Social Security hearings are being held in secret and it is very difficult to find out details of Employment Tribunals and Deputy Higgins is trying (as many have tried before over the centuries) to have the most simple regulations translated into English that people can actually understand...whilst more and more of Scrutiny proceedings are in secret too.
    Surely somebody can challenge all this nonsense?
    Can we presume that the proposed Ministry of Justice (Senator Farnham's current project) will address such issues and bring about reform of the legal and judicial system or will it just become even worse and less open to examination and challenge....Tom Gruchy writes

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    1. Didn't know you had the BLOG up and running Tom!

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    2. Tom Gruchy, I normally agree with much of what you have to say, but here you are wrong.

      "Why would the police want to have this hearing in secret, unless there is something to hide?"

      It was in secret because it was a private disciplinary hearing of three office holders. They are entitled to confidentiality. If you had a dispute with your boss, would you expect all and sundry to attend your disciplinary? No. If a civil servant were disciplined for misconduct, would you expect to attend? No. The public do not have a right to attend every meeting that is convened. Suck it up, that's the way it is and should be.

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    3. The people have a right to know everything as they are funding all this blatant corruption!

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  3. Minty has been s#####g himself for the last few months.

    And he will be s#####g himself again in just a few years when Warren becomes free!?

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  4. Ian.

    "Ahead of the hearing, Advocate Philip Sinel said: "Chief Inspector David Minty, Inspector Louis Beghin and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Courtness all deny categorically that they have behaved unlawfully, improperly without advice or that any action that they took was unauthorised."

    There's the rub.

    " without advice or that any action that they took was unauthorised."

    They were advised, and some might say "authorised" by the Law Offices Department to do what they did. Why hasn't anybody from the Law Offices faced any disciplinary investigation?

    If we had an independent, fit for purpose, media over here this would be the question being asked/answered.

    Whether what the cops did was right, or wrong, the question must be asked should the Law Offices not have been stood, in the dock, beside/instead of the cops?

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    1. Well- as they say, he/they would say that wouldn't they!

      Whilst I abhor anything to do with drugs or indeed drug dealers, I equally detest dishonest police who squeal like pigs (pardon the pun)when they are caught bang to rights. They know they broke the law regardless of whatever advice they were wrongly given by the Law Officer concerned. The choice was theirs whether or not to pursue the illegal course they took.

      And yes, quite rightly, the Law Offices are equally culpable, and should have faced some form of disciplinary action as well.

      This all leaves a very bad taste.

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  5. How do these corupt people keep getting away with this stuff?

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  6. I suppose now that all three officers will be getting promoted, and awarded medals for gallantry on the fantastic advice of Advocate Sinel!!!

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  7. What I don't get is if the Supreme Court found they had wilfully and consistently broken the law how can a disciplinary hearing overrule that finding?

    I guess the 'I was only following orders' defence does work in fascist states.

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  8. I'm not at all surprised at this out come.

    I don't want to go into too much detail but suffice it to say if you had been able to read the paperwork and emails that were sent back and forth between all those involved you would understand why this has been behind closed doors and nothing is to be spoke about.

    All I can say is wait until those who were convicted due this despicable behaviour have all been released and and finally get to have their say and publish the book they want to publish.

    Then the cat really will be amongst the pigeons!

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  9. Private disciplinary hearing at the Pomme D'or Hotel, boy that must have been tough. The Pomme has a rep as the Guantamo Bay of the Channel Islands, it's serious when you are interviewed there. No biccies, lukewarm tea, you even get called by your surname, I hope these officers were trained in SAS interrogation procedure.

    Still no one was found guilty of anything in keeping with police protocol, the last time a copper was found guilty of a crime was in 1886 and he suffered dearly, his helmet was removed and cut in half ( not a euphemism sadly ) and he was forced to address members of the public as Sir without it sounding like an insult.

    I'm pleased that the good name of these officers has not been sullied by anything as tedious as the truth, they can now resume their duties without a blemish on their reputations. Personally I like the police and until the Nazis make a comeback they make a perfectly good stand in.

    Can someone please remind me one of them delivers mail the other kicks the shyate out of you for nothing which one is the postman and which the copper, it's hard to tell them apart when they take their hats off.

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  10. History will record them for the bullies, liars, and thugs they are, and so will their grandchildren....

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    1. A Leopard dies and leaves behind it's skin, a man dies and leaves behind his reputation....

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  11. Even in this corrupt little island, you idiots must see that the police are now criminals. They broke the laws and that is a crime. Anywhere else they would have been sacked or jailed for perjury. This island allows for some people to break the law and do not have any idea what the rest of the world think. A small island full of criminals, drugs, bent policeman and child abuses. My family left.

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