Hampstead Children: IPCC Supports Complaints against Met. Police.
The full response to several complaints made by the children's mother, Ella Gareva, regarding the way the Metropolitan Police handled her children's revelations and allegations is here:
I have just read through it in detail now. It is good that in about half of of the raised grounds for appeal, IPCC has found in favour of mother and children and as a result has recommended a second investigation by a different and un-involved police officer. The first was carried out by DI Foulkes, who was in fact directly involved with the original deeply flawed procedure. There is the long-standing legal dictum of "Nemo judex in causa sua" meaning literally, "no-one should be a judge in his own cause." Subtly the police find ways of circumventing it. How is it possible in such a notorious case the Metropolitan Police Commisioner or for that matter the Home Secretary could allow an officer so intimately involved with the initial investigation decide whether it was done correctly or not? Yet again camaraderie and self interest trump objective assessment. So there is a very real question mark over whether the second will be any better or make any practical difference to anything. Given the fact that on no less than ELEVEN grounds, besides a number of others where there is insufficient information for a firm view, the IPCC supports the applicant, it throws in sharp relief the refusal to allow a route of appeal against Judge Pauffley's original ignominious reasoning. Whatever happens, and particularly in the light of 'Pizzagate' and the mounting international evidence of occult practices around child abuse, that fully support the children's claims, this case will go down as an everlasting stain on the Metropolitan Police's handling of it, both at the time and subsequently.