Digital copy of Exhibit 5: Report to Jersey's Attorney General following the [States of Jersey] Police publicly objecting to the obstruction of the charging of suspects against whom sufficient evidence was present. Submitted by Deputy Chief Officer [Leonard] Harper to Chief Officer. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 45's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 27 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B1/1/1/WS000487].

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June 29th 2008 - June 29th 2008

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Relates to [William Bailhache] Her Majesty's Attorney General's request for a report into the circumstances and reasons for the issue of the Media Statement following the release of two individuals from Police Custody. Refers to meeting with Attorney General [William Bailhache] and Chief Officer discussing provision of Legal Assistance to the Historic Abuse Enquiry. Refers to compromise of Simon Thomas' appointment to Police Headquarters, mentioning Cyril Whelan and Stephen Baker. Criticises Simon Thomas' handling of case involving [foster parents of a Family Group Home], changing his mind as to whether the [foster parents] should be charged. Refers to foster mother's illness, mentioning opinion of Police Doctor, and subsequent interview. Refers to intervention by a witness concerning [the foster parents'] arrest by Police. Menitons Simon Thomas' discussion with Cyril Whelan and Stephen Baker, mentioning interviews and arrests of [the foster parents]. Refers to Detective Inspector [Alison] Fossey and Detective Sergeant Smith. Refers to Centeniers, Danny Scaife, Andy Smith, Louise Nibbs, and a representative from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Refers to comments made by Simon Thomas, and trust placed in officers by vulnerable victims and witnesses. Refers to criticisms from politicians, mentioning discussion with the Deputy Home Affairs Minister. Explains reasons for evolution of circulation list for press releases, mentioning opinion of Attorney General [William Bailhache].


Children's Services
Home Affairs
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Bailhache, William
Baker, Stephen
Fossey, Alison, Detective Inspector
Harper, Leonard
Nibbs, Louise
Scaife, Danny, Centenier
Smith, Andy
Thomas, Simon
Whelan, Cyril


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