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Real Whitby Has Been Sent A Copy The Following Letter, From Richard Bowsher To MP Julian Smith
I understand you are both contacting the N. Yorks. Police Authority to express your concerns about keeping Mr Maxwell in the position of Chief Constable even though he has been found guilty of disreputable conduct and to being the first Chief Constable for more than 30 years to have had to face gross misconduct charges. As a consequence, he has brought the N. Yorks. Police into disrepute.
You have good cause to be concerned. He cannot be trusted. I have made repeated allegations to him, since early 2008, about the corrupt behaviour of two senior officers within the Professional Standards Department but he, and the now departed Deputy Chief Constable Briggs, deliberately ignored them and tried everything they could to quash them.
But when I complained about Maxwell and Briggs to the NYPA they also deliberately did nothing to rectify the situation.
They conspired to corruptly suppress my allegations probably because at that same time, it was being reported there were allegations of corruption relating to a Superintendent P Ackerly. (He, apparently, was in charge of Training, and it was alleged that he and his wife, who had set up a Training Services company, had received £400,000 without going through formal procurement processes).
It had also been reported that Maxwell had allowed millions of pounds to be paid to Suppliers and Recruitment Agencies , again breaching Rules.
Very often, it appears, there were no competitive processes and in some cases it appears there were even no contracts.
It is clear the NYPA have a lot to answer for and are directly responsible for allowing Maxwell and Briggs,and other senior officers in the NYP to operate, over a long period, in a corrupt manner.
But they did nothing about correcting it. Maxwell was only properly investigated when an outside Force had to be brought in (the Staffordshire Police) to do the job the NYPA should have been doing.
Their Chief Executive is Jeremy Holderness and their Chairman is Jane Kenyon and I would advise you to be very cautious in any dealings you have with them.
Their main aim seems to be to hang on to their positions at any cost and to do whatever is necessary to achieve this. They are not fit for purpose and their positions should be subjected to a serious review.
The Maxwell/Holderness/Kenyon relationship is an unhealthy one and needs to be terminated immediately in the public interest.
I have maintained a full and detailed file on my dealings with the NYP and NYPA and should you want further information I am happy to help. My telephone number is 01584 890502.
Details of the corrupt activities of the NYP and NYPA are being released to the Media nationwide to ensure maximum coverage.