On 27th March 2012 Jean James filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Grampian Police, via the public access website What Do They Know.
From: Jean James
27 March 2012
Dear Grampian Police,
Under the Freedom of Information Act provisions, will you please
provide an answer to the following:
As you will see from the article in Firm Magazine from 23 December
2009 (link above), Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, denies that
Grampian Police ever advised her of details of an alleged
paedophile ring said to include a serving Sheriff and now a
deceased police officer.
Grampian Police were involved in an investigation of this case. A
police report was sent to the Procurator Fiscal at that time.
Can you please confirm or deny whether the report submitted to the
Procurator Fiscal contained information regarding allegations of
paedophilia by a sheriff and a police officer?
On 30th March an acknowledgement was finally received, and on 25th April 2012 the full response was received.
The request was refused by Grampian Police.
From: McKenzie, Jody
25 April 2012
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED
Dear Ms James,
Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
If you have questions about the response, please get in touch.
Mrs Jody McKenzie
Assistant Manager (Freedom of Information)
Information Disclosure Unit
Police officers swore under oath at Robert Green’s trial that they had not interviewed any of the alleged abusers named by Hollie in her witness statement, including at the time a serving police officer, and each of those alleged abusers swore under oath that they had not been interviewed.
So the question still remains – just what did Grampian Police do to investigate this case?
Did Grampian Police sit on their hands? Have they been covering up this fact ever since to protect one of their own?
Grampian Police may not think this disclosure is in the public interest, but we the public do!
If there is nothing to hide on the part of Grampian Police, then there is nothing to fear.