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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Robert Leonard Harper, retired Deputy Chief Officer with the States of Jersey Police, as part of Operation Haven, a disciplinary enquiry conducted by Wiltshire Police into the discharge of Graham Power's role as Chief Officer in relation to Operation Rectangle. Includes reference to Frank Walker. [Some details redacted]. For Frank Walker's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 January 2016, see C/D/AW4/B2/14/WS000697.
April 2nd 2009 - April 2nd 2009
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Provides details about his background and career history, including in relation to his time as Chief Superintendent and then Deputy Chief Officer with the States of Jersey Police. Comments on his background as a Senior Investigating Officer, details of his contact and interaction with Graham Power and comments about the Honorary Police system. Includes comments about politicians, including the Chief Minister Frank Walker, the Solicitor General and the Attorney General. Comments on how he was managed by Chief Officer Power and provides an explanation of how he became appointed as the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Rectangle. Includes remarks about how ACPO [Association Chief of Police Officer] standards of investigation apply to the States of Jersey Police. Comments on Graham Power's leadership and management of Operation Rectangle, referring to independent reports and reviews conducted regarding the matter. Comments on financial aspects of Operation Rectangle, referring to remarks by Frank Walker about there being a blank cheque book for the Operation. Also includes comments about briefing Graham Power and details of disagreements with Graham Power. Outlines his understanding of Gold Groups, involvement of the ACPO HWG [ACPO Homicide Working Group] including remarks about his interaction with Andy/André Baker. Also provides his recollection in respect of the involvement of Metropolitan Police doing a review of the enquiry, referring to contact with the Sunday Times. Also includes remarks about the forensic excavation and investigation carried out at Haut de la Garenne, further remarks about finance issues and comments about the status of Operation Rectangle. Comments on the media strategy during Operation Rectangle including remarks about publicity surrounding certain forensic finds at Haut de la Garenne. Also comments on prosecutions as a result of Operation Rectangle and further issues concerning Graham Power in respect of his policy books, provision of support, interaction with politicians and work ethic. Also comments on the matter of day books being used during the enquiry.
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