Digital copy of Exhibit DS8: Officer's Report from Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper to the Chief Officer [Graham Power] of Operation Rectangle, on the subject of Report to Attorney General. [Some details redacted]. Used in relation to Daniel Scaife's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 11 November 2015, see C/D/AW4/B2/11/WS000657.

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June 29th 2008 - June 29th 2008

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Refers to Attorney General [William Bailhache]'s request for a report into circumstances surrounding issue of Media Statement following the release from custody of two individuals arrested on suspicion of historical abuse of children. Refers to meeting dated 9 April 2008 between Leonard Harper, [William Bailhache], and the Chief Officer, mentioning suggested appointment of independent lawyers, mentioning Simon Thomas, Cyril Whelan and Stephen Baker. Details policy concerning arrest of suspects as part of [Operation Rectangle]. Details the two individuals' arrest and interview by States of Jersey Police dated June 2007 [2008]. Refers to revision of Simon Thomas' decision regarding the charging of the two individuals owing to one of the individuals' appearing unwell, and witnesses coming forward to vouch for the individuals. Refers to Centenier [Danny Scaife]'s decision not to charge the two individuals, mentioning discussion with Andy Smith. Refers to instruction to [Press Officer] Louise Nibbs to publish a Press Release, and responds to [William Bailhache]'s query with reasons why the Press Release was published, mentioning perception of victims, trust placed in States of Jersey Police by victims, and independence from office of the Attorney General. Refers to actions of legal team in reviewing cases, and mentions case of [Alan and Jane] Maguire and their residence in France. Describes conversation with Deputy Home Affairs Minister regarding opinions from individuals in the Council of Ministers concerning perceived mistakes by States of Jersey Police. References view expressed by Attorney General concerning circulation list for Press Releases from States of Jersey Police, and explains reasons behind the organisations present on the list. [For a copy of this Officer's Report, see C/D/AW4/A5/11/WD007211].


Home Affairs
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Bailhache, William
Baker, Stephen
Harper, Leonard
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Nibbs, Louise
Scaife, Danny, Centenier
Smith, Andy
Thomas, Simon
Whelan, Cyril


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