Comments

Digital copy of Exhibit AB19: Witness Statement of Leonard Harper to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences and observations whilst Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police during Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to André Bonjour's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 5 October 2015 [C/D/AW4/B2/1/WS000642].

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Reference

C/D/AW4/A5/1/WD008283/19

Date

November 2nd 2014 - November 2nd 2014

Scope and Content

Provides background information including an overview of his career in the United Kingdom. Describes the application process for the role of Head of Operations at the States of Jersey Police and involvement in a number of matters including bullying and police corruption upon his arrival in Jersey. Includes remarks about the role of the States of Jersey Police in compairson with the Honorary Police, concerns and difficulties with the Honorary Police and action taken to address need for change in relation to the Honorary Police. Refers to his promotion in 2003 to Deputy Chief Officer and focus on child abuse investigations. Comments on the relationship between the States of Jersey Police and other government departments including the Children's Service. Includes details about the investigation surrounding the Jersey Sea Cadets as part of Operation Ore and the Victoria College investigation, as well as other case reviews relating to Thomas Hamon and David Powell and Rommeril [Paul Romeril]. Refers to calls for an investigation at Haut de la Garenne, an approach from Birmingham City Council and remarks about the lack of recordkeeping at Haut de la Garenne. Also sets out details about the case involving Jane and Alan Maguire. Includes comments about Operation Rectangle. Refers to the origins of Operation Rectangle, reference to Operation Rectangle going public and the intial stages of Operation Rectangle. Includes comments about the lawyers appointed from the Law Officers' Department to Operation Rectangle and remarks about specific suspects and problems with prosecution, including Claude [Gordon] Wateridge, [a member of staff at Haut de la Garenne and Children's Services], Mario Lundy, [a member of staff at Les Chênes], [the Houseparents at a Family Group Home] and the Jordans. Refers to his retirement in August 2008 and remarks about events following his retirement. Refers to a press conference given by Michael Gradwell and David Warcup in November 2008 and Graham Power's suspension as well as a number of other matters. Finishes with concluding comments about his experiences employed with the States of Jersey Police during Operation Rectangle.

Names

Attorney General
ACPO Homicide Working Group
Association of Chief Police Officers
Belfast Telegraph (newspaper)
Birmingham City Council
British Broadcasting Corporation
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Services
Criminal Investigation Department
Criminal Prosecution Service
Education Department
Family Protection Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Home Affairs Committee
Honorary Police
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Care Leavers' Association
Jersey Heritage
Jersey Sea Cadets
KGB
Les Chênes Residential School
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
National Policing Improvement Agency
Operation Haven
Overdale Hospital
Operation Rectangle
Operation Ore
Panorama (Television programme)
Police Complaints Authority
Public Protection Unit
Royal Navy
Royal Ulster Constabulary
Sky News
Social Services
South Yorkshire Police
St Helier Yacht Club
St John Ambulance
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Strathclyde Police
Victoria College
Wiltshire Police
Allen, Tim
Austin-Vautier, Steven
Bailhache, Philip
Bailhache, William
Baker, Andy
Baker, Piers
Baker, Stephen
Beck, Frank
Binnington, Alan, Advocate
Birt, Michael
Bonjour, André Paolo
Bonner, Mr
Boschat, Roy
Bushell, Lieutenant Commander
Chamberlain, Andrew, Professor
Christmas, Ian
Cornelissen, Anton
Coxshall, Emma
Davenport, Richard
De La Haye, John
Dennett, Phil
Egré, Colin, Deputy
Every, Paul
Faudemer, Barry
Ferguson, Sarah, Senator
Fossey, Alison
Hamon, Thomas
Holland, Roger
Harper, Lenny
Garrett, Trevor
Goulding, Helen, Dr
Gradwell, Michael, Detective Superintendent
Gregory, Nigel, Detective Constable
Hall, Robert
Hanson, Timothy
Harrison, Karl
Heath, Edward
Hemming, John
Hewlett, Peter
Holland, Roger
Holmes, Philip, Detective Constable
Hubble, Louise
Hydes, Jack
Ingham, Police Constable
Jervis-Dykes, Andrew
Johnson, Mandy
Jones, Sir Digby
Jordan, Anthony
Jordan, Morag
Kinnard, Wendy
Labey, Carolyn, Deputy
Layzell, Alistair
Le Marquand, Ian
Lever, Peter
Lewis, Andrew, Deputy
Lewis, Kevin
Lundy, Mario
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Martins, Emma
Morris, Robin
McMullen, Stewart
McMurray, Neil
McKerrell, Kevin
Moss, Adele, Detective Constable
Nelson, Val
Newth, Kim, Detective Constable
Nibbs, Louise
Noel, Kevin
Osmand, Sean
O'Donnell, Laurence
O'Donnell, Sarah
Ogley, Bill
Pearson, John
Perchard, Jim, Senator
Pickton, Roger
Pitman, Trevor
Pollard, Mike
Powell, David
Power, Graham
Pryke, Anne Enid, Deputy
Pryke, Roger
Raison, Trevor
Riley, Alison
Roberts, Julie
Romeril, Paul
Rose, David
Savile, Jimmy
Scaife, Danny, Centenier
Shaw, Bridget
Shearer, Michael, Detective Sergeant
Shenton, Ben
Shenton, Dick
Sinel, Philip
Skinner, Anton
Simon, Diane
Sorda, Rico
Southall, Peter J, Dr
Sugden, Anne
Syvret, Stuart
Taylor, Barry
Thomas, Simon
Trott, David
Walker, Frank
Warcup, David
Wateridge, Gordon Claude
Webster, Richard
Whelan, Cyril
Wherry, Danny
Woods, Norman

Keywords

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