A side from Jimmy Saville and ‘other celebrities,’ how many other cases have documents been restricted to a few officers, resulting in NO PROSECUTION?
One such cover-up is: www.holliedemandsjustice.org
The Daily Mail has reported today:
Hundreds of documents on famous suspects marked ‘secret’ or ‘restricted’
Experts believe that celebrities like Savile protected above children abused
Police claim tight circle was to prevent any leaks to the media
PUBLISHED: 07:51, 20 March 2013
Hundreds of files on celebrities, politicians and other VIPs accused of sex attacks and abuse were so heavily protected by senior police that investigating officers could not access them, it emerged today.
Information on high profile suspects was marked as ‘secret’ or ‘restricted’ and only available to a small number of officers – a system which may have helped prolific offenders like Jimmy Savile and MP Cyril Smith escape prosecution.
The approach to sensitive files was designed to stop officers from leaking information to the media, experts say.
The issue of detectives being unable to access relevant intelligence was highlighted in a report on the effectiveness of the Police National Database (PND) in the wake of the Savile scandal.
It came after complaints about Savile made to different police forces across the country while the TV presenter was still alive were not able to be shared by detectives.
Metropolitan Police Commander Peter Spindler confirmed that famous people were protected by high levels of confidentiality built into intelligence systems.
‘Any high-profile or sensitive case will be restricted on our systems because we are not going to let 50,000 people (Met officers and staff) across London read sensitive material about celebrities, politicians or other high-profile people,’ he told The Times.
‘We have had some officers and staff who were prepared to leak information to the media for payment and the mechanism to prevent that was to restrict access to that information.’