The police watchdog claims that it cannot say why the police dropped the investigation into the rape gang

The police watchdog claims that it cannot say why the police dropped the investigation into the rape gang

The official police watchdog has claimed, after two years of investigation, that it has been unable to find out why Greater Manchester Police (GMP) dropped an investigation into ‘Asian’ rape gangs which identified almost 100 suspects.

The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), which is supposed to oversee law enforcement in England and Wales, launched an investigation into three Mancunian officers following the publication of an investigation into grooming gangs commissioned by Mayor Andy Burnham, which – like others inquiries before it — found that council officers, social workers and police officers had failed the mostly white victims of mostly Muslim, South Asian groomed gang-rape offenders, in part because of politically correct fear surrounding the case.

However, the watchdog has now suspended its investigations into the trio, referred to them by GMP following the Burnham-ordered inquiry, claiming it has been “unable to establish” why a police investigation into grooming gangs, Operation Augusta, was shut down despite after identifying 57 victims and 97 potential suspects.

“Despite considerable effort, we were unable to establish who made the final decision to close Operation Augusta in July 2005, nor the rationale for doing so,” the IOPC said of the investigation, which was launched in 2004 after 15-year-old gang rape victim Victoria Agoglia, who reported being sexually abused and injected with heroin to authorities but was not helped, died of an overdose.

Steve Noonan, director of major investigations at the IOPC, said his organization had “collected and reviewed a significant amount of evidence, which helped us understand some of the actions that were taken”, but that ultimately they were “unable to find evidence that showed who made the decision to shut down Operation Augusta and, more importantly, why.”

The IOPC claimed that the challenges they faced included “the passage of time; lack of available minutes of meetings and decisions taken at the time; and the fact that some ex-GMP police witnesses were either unable or unwilling to participate in our investigation.”

While Members of Parliament (MPs) could conceivably launch their own inquiry into the scandal and order these “GMP employed witnesses” to appear before them on pain of being found in contempt of Parliament, the IOPC made no such proposals – and MPs themselves rarely tackle the issue of grooming gangs, preferring to leave it to local authorities and local newspapers.

Indeed, Breitbart London contacted the then five candidates to succeed Boris Johnson as Tory leader and Prime Minister in July after Labor councilors blocked a call by Tory councilors for an inquiry into grooming gangs in Oldham to ask if they would commission one, and not one. of them black.

Breitbart London also asked the IOPC if they had ever found fault with or recommended sanctions against specific officers following grooming inquiries after this latest investigation into GMP officers was dropped, but this inquiry has also been ignored.

Director Noonan said the IOPC had “identified several areas of potential learning for GMP to consider” in its official statement dropping the investigation, but a downgrade from the standard line “lessons have been learned” after the grooming gang scandals to “lessons”. could be taught’ is likely to be cold comfort to the victims.

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