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Firearms Officer Mark Gatland falsely portrayed as racist by IPCC

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Former Metropolitan Firearms Police Constable Mark Gatland has been through hell and back after being wrongly portrayed as racist after he fired a taser. He stood accused of racially motivated use of taser by the Independent Police complaints Commission. Today that investigation collapsed.

Mark Gatland feels having served with the police for 15 years and 8 year in the military police he could no longer cope with being treated like a criminal. He was subjected to imbalanced reporting in the media after an IPCC investigation collapsed due to a number significant failures.

The case involved firefighter Edric Kennedy-Malfoy. The firefighter was off-duty when in September 2011 he approached the officers in Harrow, north London to help identify a young man who had thrown a rock at a police van after a late-night melee. He says officers suddenly turned on him and he believes he was targeted because of his skin colour.

Police evidence led to the Firefighter being charged and later cleared with obstructing police after a two-day trail at Brent magistrates court.  The Met Police said sorry and paid damages to the Firefighter.

Mark Gatland told Police hour that ” The complaint was made in Sept 2011 but the investigation did not commence until March 2012 because it was subjudice until after kennedy Macfoy was acquitted at court.

“The DPS investigation, which was an ipcc supervised investigation was complete within a year and concluded that no officer subject of a complaint had any disciplinary or criminal case to answer.

“The ipcc rejected that report and commenced an independent investigation. Throughout this I remained fully operational as an Armed Response officer. In Oct 2014 The Guardian reported that the IPCC had concluded I had a case to answer for racially motivated use of Taser and referred me to the Crown Prosecution Service.

“At this point I was restricted from police operations and moved to a non public facing role. CPS found insufficient evidence to support charging me In January 2015. IPCC had tasked the DPS to undertake a discipline review of their findings in October 2014 but failed to provide their disclosure to the appropriate authority for nearly 3 months.

“Based on the disclosure and final report of the ipcc the appropriate authority agreed that i had a case to answer for my use of taser. The Met disagreed with the ipcc that the use of taser was racially motivated.

“It then bounced back and forth between the ipcc and dps for months before the ipcc ordered the met to put me on a gross misconduct hearing for racially motivated use of taser. 2 dates were put aside then vacated by the dps because the case was not finalised. Throughout this period the ipecac investigator was constantly asking when the hearing would be held.”

PC Gatland was accused of having used “unreasonable force and discharged a Taser without warning and that on both occasions his actions were motivated by racial discrimination and/or racial stereotyping and so treated the victim less favourably”.

Having reviewed the evidence Met Police confirmed “after careful consideration of all the evidence available it is clear that there are conflicting accounts, and as such the case that was due to go before the misconduct panel was not as strong as previously thought.”

In fact the IPCC had no evidence against any of the three officers placed under investigation with there lives were placed on hold and they failed to interview key witnesses.

Mark Gatland told Police Hour that ‘ The Department Of Professional Standards (DPA) Investigated and found there was no case to answer. They IPCC rejected the DPA investigation and spent 17 months  conducting a thorough investigation

“They didn’t find anything extra. They ignored over 50 witness accounts which corroborated police accounts. The IPCC used expert witness testimony to fit the account they wanted to portray.

“This was all wrapped up under the cover of racism despite it not being anything to do with race

PC Gatland said he feels “Having served with the police for 15 years and 8 year in the military police he could no longer cope with being treated like a criminal. No one wanted to hear his account of what really happened”.

In a statement the IPCC said: “We recognise the effect this will have had on both Mr Kennedy-Macfoy and the officers involved, and would like to take this opportunity to apologise to them.”

Former Police Constable Mark Gatland who was even suspended by the Met Police to prevent him from leaving the force pending the misconduct hearing. All along the IPCC knew they had no evidence against PC Gatland.

Mark told Police Hour that the damage caused by the IPCC has had an impact on his “health and well-being” as a result of his long running case.

“The damage caused to the officers health and wellbeing as well as his family is impossible to quantity at this time. The matter of damage to the public perception of policing in this matter being falsely portrayed as a racist event is scandalous.”

Mark went on to tell Police Hour that he believed intact the IPCC Commissioner was racist due to conducting an investigation through the eyes of a racist instead of being objective and reviewing all the evidence.

Mark Added “All three of us have been put through the wringer because the IPCC commissioner is a racist. She sees racism everywhere because she is looking through racist eyes. Instead of being objective in reviewing all the evidence she selected what could be made to fit her agenda and then discarded the rest. I don’t expect different treatment. Just fairness. And their has been none.”

“If this case can prevent even one officer having to go through this experience again them I will declare that a victory. Honesty and integrity is the keystone of policing.”

Questions should now be asked as to why the IPCC allowed an investigation to last so long without any evidence being held against any of the Police Officers? Who will now investigate the IPCC.

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Ed Sheeran rushed to hospital after being knocked off bike in London

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Ed Sheeran has been to rushed to hospital after being knocked off his bike in London.

It is believed the singer has suffered a broken arm after he collided with a car in the capital city.

Ed took to Instagram ‘I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’

Ed shared this with a picture of his guitar arm in a plaster cast and his other arm in a sling.

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DEAD: Sally Jones Britain’s Most Wanted Woman and Islamic State Recruiter Killed

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The White Widow Sally Jones has been Killed in a US Drone Strike, Jones who had planned many terror attacks fled the UK to become a IS Recruiter.

She was Britain’s Most Wanted Woman. It is believed she died in a US Air Force Drone Strike which happened near to the border of Syria and Iraq.

Jones was killed in June 2017, with the news kept hush because of fears that her 12-year-old son may have also been killed.

Jones left her home in Chatham, Kent in 2013 with her son Jojo to join Islamic State in Syria. During this time she often used her son as a human shield to save her own life.

The CIA and MI6 spent months tracking down Jones before they launched a Drone Strike and killed her.

She played a key role in the recruitment of young females becoming jihadis often leaving their families in the middle of the night to head out and join the Islamic State.

Despite the claims that Jones is dead, the US cannot 100 percent be sure she is dead, as they made no attempt to recover any DNA, But they are very confident that she is dead.

Drone Strikes are very clever in the way they work as they are able to follow targets for a number of weeks before launching a missile attack without any civilians being killed.

However, they cannot confirm if 12-year-old brainwashed Jojo has been killed also, something which the Americans could face a backlash over.

Jojo was brainwashed he faced years of forced lessons in radical Islam & firearms training. He recently featured within an IS execution video standing behind a row of prisoners who was kneeling on the floor before pulling the trigger and murdering them.

Jones converted to Islam and was nicknamed the White Widow after her Islamic State husband Junaid Hussain was killed by a drone in 2015.

Hussain aged 21 and from Birmingham brainwashed Jones to such a degree she became head of recruitment for young women and schoolgirls within the Islamic State.

Jones & Hussain planned many attacks across Europe and America and is believed to have been a key recruiter and brainwasher of many wanting to join the Islamic State.

Jones was linked to the planning of a number of major terror attacks including one which planned to blow up the Queen and Prince Philip on the streets of London during the VJ celebrations.

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wanted for fraud offences after bank card that was used fraudulently

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Police are appealing for help to speak to a man in connection with a case of fraud In Ipswich.

Amongst items stolen in a burglary that occurred overnight on 18 July on Severn Road in the town was a bank card that was used fraudulently for a number of payments the following day.

CCTV enquiries have resulted in one store in the town providing officers with footage of a male they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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