The Independent reveal today that at least one Police Officer is to be questioned over his Misconduct in Public Office because of his support of Jimmy Savile. Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire CPS are deeply involved in the cover-up and this Inspector is just the tip of a very large iceberg.
A former inspector has been referred to the police watchdog over
claims he "acted on behalf" of Jimmy Savile by contacting officers
before an interview.
The officer, who was from West Yorkshire Police, is accused of
contacting Surrey Police before they questioned Savile over alleged
sexual offences in 2009.
Prosecutors and police have already been
criticised for missing the chance to bring the disgraced entertainer to
court over the allegations before he died.
West Yorkshire was ordered by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to refer the officer.
the IPCC also said it has asked seven forces including West Yorkshire
to review whether there are more conduct issues that should be referred
to the watchdog over the Savile investigation.
The other six forces are Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and the Metropolitan police.
commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne said: "Having had the opportunity to
assess all the information that is available to us I directed West
Yorkshire Police to record and refer the conduct of a former inspector.
I believe that all the forces that may have had intelligence concerning
the late Jimmy Savile should now go back and consider all the relevant
information and materials they possess that may highlight any recordable
conduct issues for the IPCC to assess.
"A number of bodies are
already working to address the deep rooted public concern in this case
and have published reports. It is now for the IPCC to assess thoroughly
whether or not there are matters in relation to the conduct of
individual officers that require an IPCC investigation.
be of little comfort to victims of crime but I hope that the IPCC can
play some part in addressing what many see as a catalogue of
This follows a review by the IPCC of
reports by Scotland Yard and the NSPCC, the Crown Prosecution Service
and Surrey Police as well as information given by forces in West
Yorkshire and Sussex.
The watchdog also looked at details given by
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, which is preparing a report
for the Home Secretary on what the police knew about Savile.
report published last month found that the chance to convict Savile for
sex offences while he was alive was missed because victims were not
taken seriously enough.
Alison Levitt QC, legal adviser to the
director of public prosecutions (DPP), said that police and prosecutors
treated their claims "with a degree of caution which was neither
justified nor required".
Surrey Police received an allegation in
May 2007 that Savile had sexually assaulted a teenage girl at Duncroft
Children's Home in the late 1970s.
In the investigation that
followed, two more allegations emerged - the first that in about 1973
Savile had sexually assaulted a girl aged about 14 outside Stoke
The second was that in the 1970s Savile had
suggested to a girl aged about 17, again at Duncroft, that she perform
oral sex on him.
In March 2008, Sussex Police received a complaint
that Savile had sexually assaulted a woman in her early 20s in a
caravan in Sussex in about 1970.
Surrey Police consulted with the
CPS about all four allegations, and in October 2009 it was decided that
no prosecution could be brought because the alleged victims would not
support police action.
However, in her review of the decision Ms Levitt found that prosecutions could have been possible in relation to three victims. Source http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/claims-that-former-police-inspector-acted-for-jimmy-savile-8502976.html