Up to half of crimes written off by Scotland Yard
In some offence categories as many as eight in ten reports are “screened out”, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Screening out means that while the reported offences are included in official crime statistics no concerted effort is made to investigate them beyond an initial consideration, mainly because officers believe the culprit will not be found. Read more
Tom Whitehead | The Daily Telegraph| 15th July 2013
Garda whistle-blower admonished by Justice Minister
A letter from assistant secretary general Michael Flahive on behalf of Mr Shatter last December to one of the whistleblowers has been released by the Department of Transport under the Freedom of Information Act.
A Garda whistleblower who made allegations of corruption concerning penalty point cancellations was last year contacted by an official for the Minister for Justice voicing concern about the handling of confidential information. Read more
Olivia Kelly | The Irish Times | 15th July 2013