Tuesday, 31 January 2017

NEWS IN BRIEF 31/1/17

POLICE CALL CENTRES STILL MESSING UP
It's rather unfortunate that it took a Freedom Of Information request from the BBC to prise the truth out of Police Scotland but at least now we know that there have been 82 'notable incidents' or 'near misses' due to call handling errors since April last year.

This demonstrates to the public that police have NOT learned any lessons from the M9 tragedy.

Lives are still being put at risk by Police Scotland.

And it comes as absolutely NO surprise to anyone who knows Police Scotland and how they operate.

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/police-scotland-warned-call-handling-errors-cost-lives/

TITANIC EXPERT TO HELP POLICE SCOTLAND
Untrustworthy Police Scotland have come up with a new idea to help them with budget problems, increasingly disgruntled officers, call centre bungles, and the illegal spying fiasco.

They’ve brought in a hypnotherapist called Kevin McPhillips.

Oh and MrPhillips also happens to have written a book called “Titanic: Enterprise and Risk”.

Apparently he's going to teach our boys and girls in blue how to “Take account of the icebergs, and adjust accordingly”.

I’ll let you make your own jokes up…

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14959272.Titanic_expert_hired_to_help___39_sinking__39__Police_Scotland/?ref=rss

WHEN IS A £17 MILLION PROFIT REALLY A £43 MILLION LOSS?
Great news! Police Scotland have managed to claw back £17 million in costs from their failed i6 police supercomputer project.

This is wonderful news and a fantastic result for police and…oh, no, wait a minute, hang on.

I’ve just remembered.

The failed i6 IT system cost £60 million...and untrustworthy Police Scotland have refused to tell us how much it cost them to scrap it.

So…by my calculations, if we have thrown £60 million of public money at i6, then scrapped it, and then got £17 million back from the i6 contractors, that really means that police have wasted £43 million of our money on i6.

Phew, when it comes to hiding the evidence and distorting the facts it’s pretty hard to beat untrustworthy Police Scotland.

But then again, every innocent person who has been wrongly arrested by police can already testify to that…

...literally.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/741470/scotland-police-millions-failed-computer-project-budget

CROWN OFFICE TO PROSECUTE POLICE?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has completed a review into Police Scotland’s handling of the M9 tragedy.

Their findings have now been passed to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service for their consideration as to whether Police Scotland should be prosecuted for the call centre failings and the subsequent handling of the tragedy and…

Oh, what’s the point, just join the dots..

HSE + Police Scotland + Crown office = no arrests and no prosecutions.

Yes dear readers, we already know how this one's gonna turn out...

http://www.shponline.co.uk/police-face-possible-health-and-safety-charge-over-m9-crash/