Wednesday, 15 February 2017

REFERRAL OF COMPLAINT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN POLICE SCOTLAND


Mr Eddie Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

15 February 2017

 

 

Deputy Chief Constable

The Professional Standards Department

Police Headquarters Scotland

P.O. Box 21184

ALLOA FK10 9DE

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wrote to the Professional Standards Department on 1 February 2017 detailing my concerns about alleged misconduct by Temporary Superintendent John Laing.

 

On 3 February 2017 I wrote again adding to that complaint.

 

In response to an earlier complaint Police Scotland emailed me on 6 June 2016 including the following general guide as to timing, reproduced here in italics for convenience:

 

‘Good morning,’

‘Your message was forwarded to professional standards yesterday and they will aim to contact you the following working day........’

 

Police Scotland’

Copies of my letters to the Professional Standards Department dated 1 February 2017 and 3 February 2017 are attached.

I have been informed that you are the officer responsible for the maintenance of professional standards in Police Scotland.

In the absence of any response at all from the Professional Standards Department to this complaint, now some 10 working days later, I want to bring this formally to your attention.

In case the lack of response is based upon the recommendation in 2010 by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland to Strathclyde Police not to respond to any complaints from me Police Scotland formally confirmed to me in response to a Freedom of Information request that this recommendation does not apply to Police Scotland.

The recommendation had been fundamentally defective in any event because the grounds for it were false. In reality I had not written 82 letters of complaint to Strathclyde Police.

 

Contrary to the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland Professor John McNeill’s lies to the press I did not bombard the force with complaints against its officers for 17 years, I did not write 82 letters of complaint to the police, my letters were not confusing and difficult to understand, in fact most consisted of a single sentence covering the submission of new evidence obtained at various times in subject access disclosures under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, a substantial amount of resources had not been expended by Strathclyde Police in dealing with 82 letters of complaint from me, in fact the police only responded to about 4 of the genuine 8 letters of complaint, two of which letters had been swiftly withdrawn by me in any event because I recognised that the officers involved were young and inexperienced, the vast majority of the alleged 82 letters of complaint had not been dealt with reasonably, in reality the vast majority, about 95%, of my letters had been completely disregarded by the police despite the fact that they had presented significant information and evidence to assist the police in their enquiries into this case, and In the particular circumstances of this complaint the Commissioner should not have recommended that Strathclyde Police no longer considers or responds to any complaint made by me which was directly related to those listed in his report.

The following false statements to the press by Professor McNeill, reproduced here in italics for convenience, were particularly harmful to me:

A substantial amount of resources has been expended by Strathclyde Police in dealing with the above complaints, which in the vast majority of cases have been dealt with reasonably. In the particular circumstances of this complaint, the Commissioner recommends that Strathclyde Police no longer considers or responds to any complaint made by the applicant which is directly related to those listed in this report.

The Commissioner does not make this recommendation lightly, but for the reasons stated considers it necessary to do so. 

As a former human rights commissioner, I am, perhaps more than most, an ardent supporter of protecting the rights of individuals. However, it was time to draw a line.


Substantial resources had been directed towards trying to understand and resolve the various complaints over an extended period of time.

Everyone has the right to have a complaint considered, but I am also mindful that there will be occasions where resolution will not be possible, no matter how long the correspondence continues. This was one such occasion.


In reality this was all just fabricated hogwash from a disgracefully dishonest Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, Professor John McNeill.

 

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner’s Head of Reviews & Policy Mr or Ms Ilya Zharov wrote to me on 8 February 2017 addressing this point about the 82 supposed letters of complaint to the police in the following terms, reproduced here in italics for convenience.

 

I fully accept that only 8 of those letters were recorded formally as complaints about police. 

  

Of course Police Scotland knew all along that Professor McNeill’s assertions were lies because the police wrote to me in 2010 plainly stating that the police had not said that I wrote 82 letters of complaint and advising me to take the matter up with the Commissioner. The Commissioner was shamefully but predictably intransigent.

 

In an earlier letter dated 21 October 2016 I was notified that Police Scotland does not hold the following requested information, reproduced here in italics for convenience:

 

Please disclose any recorded information by Police Scotland indicating that a recommendation by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland to Strathclyde Police should be applied to Police Scotland.

 

Since this is a matter of interest to the general public I have published this letter on the internet.

Yours faithfully,

                                Eddie Cairns.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

THE CREDIBILITY OF THE POLICE INVESTIGATIONS AND REVIEW COMMISSIONER IS ON THE LINE


Mr Eddie Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

11 February 2017

 

 

Mr or Ms Ilya Zharov

Head of Reviews & Policy

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

Hamilton House

Hamilton Business Park

Caird Park

Hamilton ML3 0QA

 

 

Dear Mr or Ms Zharov,

I refer again to your letter dated 8 February 2017.

 

The following statement in your letter, reproduced here in italics for convenience, merits particular consideration:

 

'I fully accept that only 8 of those letters were recorded formally as complaints about police.' 

 

At the time of the PCCS’s published report on this case in 2010 there was considerable media coverage of this point which greatly damaged my professional and personal reputation unjustifiably, as the following reproduced article in the Herald complete with my photograph illustrates:

 

Police told to ignore complainer


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 Strathclyde Police has been advised to have no further dealings with a man who has bombarded the force with complaints against its officers for the past 17 years.

Edward Edelsten Cairns, Scotland’s most prolific vexatious litigant, wrote 82 letters of complaint to Strathclyde Police between 2001 and 2009. His correspondence with officers and other public bodies continued on a near weekly basis.

The letters are confusing and difficult to understand, a report by John McNeill, Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland said. Mr McNeill found that a large amount of money had been spent on dealing with the complaints, which started shortly after Mr Cairns, 59, accused former colleagues from Enterprise Ayrshire of fraudulent behaviour in 1993. The allegations were referred to the procurator-fiscal, who decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute.

In his conclusions, Mr McNeill said: “The Commissioner is aware that during the course of his review the applicant has continued to write to Strathclyde Police regarding some of the above complaints.’’

‘’A substantial amount of resources has been expended by Strathclyde Police in dealing with the above complaints, which in the vast majority of cases have been dealt with reasonably. In the particular circumstances of this complaint, the Commissioner recommends that Strathclyde Police no longer considers or responds to any complaint made by the applicant which is directly related to those listed in this report.’’

“The Commissioner does not make this recommendation lightly, but for the reasons stated considers it necessary to do so.” 

Since his dismissal from Enterprise Ayrshire, Mr Cairns has lodged a string of writs and made numerous complaints against a variety of bodies, including Thistle Hotels, the PDSA, Glasgow Caledonian University and North Glasgow Housing Association.

Phone calls made to Mr Cairns by The Herald last night were not returned.

A man of very many letters

Among many complaints, Mr Cairns, pictured, has …

Made an allegation of fraud against his then-employer, Enterprise Ayrshire.

Taken action against a former boss for defamation, against Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire for negligence, against Scottish Enterprise for defamation and against Scottish ministers for negligence.

Tried – and failed – to sue the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police for nearly £4m.

The last sentence completes the reproduced article.

In the circumstances I formally request that the PIRC notifies the Herald that the original report was in serious error on this point, which was obviously the focus of media attention, and that a correction ought to be published.

In truth I did not bombard the force with complaints against its officers for 17 years, I did not write 82 letters of complaint to the police, my letters were not confusing and difficult to understand, in fact most consisted of a single sentence covering the submission of new evidence obtained at various times in subject access disclosures under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, a substantial amount of resources had not been expended by Strathclyde Police in dealing with 82 letters of complaint from me, in fact the police only responded to about 4 of the genuine 8 letters of complaint, two of which letters had been swiftly withdrawn by me in any event because I recognised that the officers involved were young and inexperienced, the vast majority of the alleged 82 letters of complaint had not been dealt with reasonably, in reality the vast majority, about 95%, of my letters had been completely disregarded by the police despite the fact that they had presented significant information and evidence to assist the police in their enquiries into this case, and In the particular circumstances of this complaint the Commissioner should not have recommended that Strathclyde Police no longer considers or responds to any complaint made by me which was directly related to those listed in this report.

The following statement to the Herald by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland Professor John McNeill, reproduced here in italics for convenience, was particularly harmful to me and unjustified by the true facts of this case:

‘The Commissioner does not make this recommendation lightly, but for the reasons stated considers it necessary to do so.’ 

Similarly, an article appeared in the Scotsman which is reproduced below, including comments from members of the public that were published on the Scotsman’s website:

 

Man who sent 82 letters of complaint in 17 years gets final brush-off

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Published Date: 13 September 2010

By Gareth Rose

Home Affairs Correspondent

 

A ONE-MAN campaign against Scotland's largest police force, stretching back more than 17 years and including 82 letters of complaint and several failed legal bids, has finally been brought to an end.

 

The Police Complaints Commissioner (PCC) for Scotland, an independent watchdog, has taken the unusual step of instructing the Strathclyde force to disregard any new complaints from Eddie Cairns.

Mr Cairns, 59, was a management accountant at Scottish Enterprise when he made allegations of fraud against co-workers in 1993. Strathclyde Police investigated and handed a report to the procurator fiscal's office, which found insufficient evidence to bring a case to court.

However, Mr Cairns refused to let it drop and accused the force of failing to investigate properly.

In the years the followed, he made a total of 12 complaints against the force, including that officers intimidated him, that he was asked to leave a police station, that officers came to his house unannounced, and that they falsely accused him of putting staff at a supermarket in a state of fear and alarm.

An investigation by complaints commissioner John McNeil has found in favour of Strathclyde Police. His only criticism of the force was that it failed to respond to a complaint that a detective sergeant refused to spell his name to Mr Cairns.

He also said that, because of the "substantial amount of resources" police had spent dealing with him, they should no longer consider or respond to his complaints. Mr McNeil said: "I did not make this recommendation lightly. As a former human rights commissioner, I am, perhaps more than most, an ardent supporter of protecting the rights of individuals. However, it was time to draw a line."

"Substantial resources had been directed towards trying to understand and resolve the various complaints over an extended period of time."

"Everyone has the right to have a complaint considered, but I am also mindful that there will be occasions where resolution will not be possible, no matter how long the correspondence continues. This was one such occasion."

Mr Cairns responded in an open letter on his blog, "My experiences of Scottish justice especially in relation to fraud in Scottish Enterprise".

He wrote: "Your report contains significant falsehoods, evidence of unfair treatment and misleading statements in breach of my rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Data Protection Act 1998.

POLICE ACCUSED

Eddie Cairns' complaints against Strathclyde Police:

• They did not conduct an independent investigation.
• An officer from another force should have investigated allegations against Strathclyde.
• Police colluded with his former employer by staying silent about false statements.
• Police officers would not accept his complaints.
• Police intimidated him.
• He was asked to leave a police station.
• Police did not investigate an allegation of assault.
• He was falsely accused of putting supermarket staff in a state of fear.
• Police attended his home unannounced.
• Police documents contain defamatory statements.
• Police took ten months to respond to letters.
• The letters contained lies.


 

1

Ponder rosa,

Boston MA 13/09/2010 00:14:55

Typical civil servant. I bet he made all the complaints using the office facilities during working hours. They should investigate that. Sad little man.


2

Fifi la Bonbon,

every day is Hogmanay! 13/09/2010 00:29:44

I've come across a few ones like this chap.

You go into their house and the sitting room is covered in piles and piles of paper, often with tightly handwritten annotations, all of which are critical evidence to prove some wrong-doing by a public agency far away in time. You know you're not the first to see the piles of files and you know you won't be the last. And nothing will help, and though you're their best friend right now, you know you will show yourself up as another of "them."

Olag Mor - and you know why I'm thinking of you here - don't ever get that way. Or if you have, burn the lot.


3

Julian.,

edinburgh 13/09/2010 01:43:23

#2

How do you know Olag isn't the aforementioned Mr Cairns in the article;-)


4

Anthony,

Glasgow 13/09/2010 01:47:57

Yet it's easy to fall into that obsessive trap. Quite possibly this chap was actually given just cause to feel aggrieved at some point, by someone, but just couldn't let it go thereafter.

Saying the police should never consider his complaints in future might be questioned. Do you think he might complain about that? He could use the ombudsman...


5

jabberjocky,

edinburgh 13/09/2010 02:19:19

you would need an obsessive to sort all the quangos out.


6

jabberjocky,

edinburgh 13/09/2010 02:20:58

actually i love the irony of another story in the same issue:

"Scottish Enterprise paid up to £6 million for work over a 10-year period to consultancy firm EKOS Ltd, where one of its managers John Kelly, is a director."


7

Olag Mor,

13/09/2010 03:33:52

2 Fifi la Bonbon,

I am not at all like that. I know that Glasgow Council were/are corrupt.

If there are claims of no evidence then that doesn't mean they are not corrupt. Anyway, the difference is, the police know Glasgow Council are corrupt and so do the public.

So, what's your point?


8

Olag Mor,

13/09/2010 04:09:20

Fifi,

This'll please you Fifi, and no, it's not what you're thinking. It's got nothing to do with my unit.

tinyurl.com/33r5nhx

www.glasgowsnp.org/MSPs/Sandra_White_MSP/Glasgow_Labour_in_freefall_as_councillor_arrested/


9

wild wadi,

East Dunbartonshire 13/09/2010 05:16:13

Falsifying bonus claim, bogus overtime claims, taking vans home and not declaring it on a P11D, stealing council materials and doing homers on council time were commonplace when I worked at the council.

Councillors and chief officers turn a blind eye to it as admitting it goes on would make them look bad.

Anyone who does get caught simply resigns at the last moment.


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FrankyB,

13/09/2010 08:06:03

I personally have little respect for the police in Britain.

Although the bulk of them are decent there is a significant rump of them which are corrupt and abusive. They have recently got away with the manslaughter of a protester in London and it is difficult to prosectue or investigate them because we can't use the same kind of evidence against them which they use against us. They have little regard for our rights to protest and when we do they intimidate and provoke the marchers for a response which will allow them to 'kettle' for no real reason.





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Ponder rosa,

13/09/2010 08:38:42

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SNP MALADMINISTRATION OF SCOTLAND,
Edinburgh 13/09/2010 08:10:53

I don't think anyone really cares about your rants, just like poor fella in the story.


16

FrankyB,

13/09/2010 08:49:25

15 Ponderosa: you'd be right. People in general don't care. That's why things are the way they are and that's why he's complaining. Are you a police officer or some kind of 'athority'? It would make sense.

The general public are pretty dull, mostly overworked and underpaid, and they are apathetic.




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reincarnated,

Edinburgh 13/09/2010 09:20:50

2. Fifi

I am happy to believe that such persons may exist, but why do you go into their houses?


19

Douglas,

Bathgate 13/09/2010 09:34:57

18 reincarnated: Because Fifi is (fanfare) a district nurse! :)


20

Colin RB,

Bearsden 13/09/2010 10:17:34

Strathclyde Police have poor track record when it comes to undertaking investigations- Meehan, Campbell, Steele, Watt, Church, Swanson, Asbury and many others all being sent to prisons for crimes they did not commit
Strathclyde Police don't mind spending vast amounts of time in fish and chip shops or admin, PR, absenteeism, perjury, pensions but when it comes to dealing with the public they do not care.
While Mr Cairns may have taken things too far and been vexatious I'd think the evidence of an accountant is worth more than that of the plod


21

Strict Ivan Jellicoe,

Renfrew 13/09/2010 10:42:38

Colin RB above. You missed out Shirlie McKie and indisputable finger-print evidence which 'proved' that Shirley McKie had entered the crime scene!
Scrutiny of training of finger print officers found that they had not been trained and a young woman of unblemished character had her career ruined.
More power to Cairns et al who swim against the tide.
For what it's worth William Wilberforce campaigned for 26 years for the abolition of the slave trade. More power to their elbow.


22

open,

13/09/2010 11:18:59

THE SHEEPLE WILL NEVER LEARN WILL THEY?
ONLY FOR THOSE AS YET TO WAKEN UP.

Do you think the cops are there to protect you from criminals?
Do you think judges are there to give you justice?
Do you think lawyers are there to protect your freedoms?
Do you think legal aid is paid to poor litigants?
Do you think bailiff's act legally when stealing men's homes?
Do you think social workers are there to protect your children?
Do you think politicians are there to ensure your welfare?
Do you think local authority chiefs are there to provide you with services?
Do you think psychiatrists are there to guard your mental health?
Do you think the banks are there to make YOU prosperous?
Do you think the media are there to enlighten you?
Do you think teachers are there to educate your children?
Do you think the armed forces are there to protect your security?
Do you think regulators are there to ensure all of the above stay in line?

If you have been reading and watching the complicit media for most of your life you likely have been brainwashed into believing all of the above, when in fact many are criminals or forced to act in a criminal way for their masters. They only get away with murder to protect the self appointed elite pulling the strings of their satanically controlled duped goons who act ONLY in the interests of the psychopathic madmen and women running the world while living in VAST OPULENCE.

You might also believe that the latest credit crunch is affecting everybody, but look closely at the facts and you will see there is a tier of privileged individuals who NEVER suffer during controlled recessions. In fact they PROSPER while millions struggle to survive the sudden changes of fortune brought about by the few at the top deciding to rein in the pittance they provide in sustenance to the masses, primarily to stop any major dissent from their form of enslavement and tyranny . For centuries these few scum bags have been getting away with absolute murder


23

open,

13/09/2010 11:19:51

turning generation upon generation of our forefathers into slaves for the ultra-wealthy. Unless we stop them now future generations will suffer in the same devious world they claim is some sort of civilized society. They have required a massive propaganda machine to get away with this for so long, but by the day that machine is grinding to a halt in the mass exposure of the monstrous evil they have been getting away with.

Do not be fooled by the fancy clothes and ancient traditions, these mobsters have been using subtle and devious tricks of the trade , disguised as some sort of esoteric knowledge, or so they claim, while using thuggery , bullying and abuse to persecute anyone who steps outside their masonic bubble. These maniacs and psychopaths have been raping and murdering in endless wars created to keep us all in fear and in our lowly place.
THEY ONLY HAVE THAT POWER AS LONG AS WE LET THEM.


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Jason,

Japan 13/09/2010 12:00:16

Way to go Scotsman: Turn up the heat on Plod.


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Colin RB,

Bearsden 13/09/2010 12:01:05

21 I did not miss out Shirley McKie- this occurred during the Asbury case which was initially proved against him- She herself was found not guilty unanimously by a jury and was only held in custody a short time- the jury ( and, going by his summing up, the Judge Lord Johnson) saw through the lies and alleged perjury of the SCRO and Strathclyde Police officers.
Malicious prosecution for which the Crown office should have been dismantled and saw Ms McKie strip searched for perjury. Here's to you Fat Fiona McBride


26

open,

13/09/2010 12:24:54

DISGRACEFUL ACPO BETRAY THE FRONTLINE POLICE TROOPS AGAIN!

thinbluelineuk.blogspot.com/2010/08/disgraceful-acpo-betray-frontline.html


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Strict Ivan Jellicoe,

Renfrew 13/09/2010 12:40:02

Many thanks Colin RB. Sadly, much of the above displays what a vicious and vindictive organisation the police can be especially against one of their own and innocence does not matter a stuff once they have made up their mind.


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Drew Kit,

13/09/2010 13:04:53

The guy has written one letter every ten weeks, which doesn't seem like an unreasonable workload to respond. Given that his taxes help pay for the police, perhaps he should be awarded a rebate for the past 17 years of his taxes.


29

Colin RB,

Bearsden 13/09/2010 13:30:06

I see the brave copper who assaulted an innocent woman in Wiltshire has been released in less than 6 days - bent broken rotten Britain and its SS police force


30

IanfaeClerrie,

swansea 13/09/2010 13:44:42

What if he's right?


31

open,

13/09/2010 14:22:31

THE SCOTTISH INJUSTICE SYSTEM
ebook by EDDIE CAIRNS

www.authonomy.com/books/8277/the-scottish-injustice-system/read-book/#chapter


32

Olag Mor,

13/09/2010 14:26:12

30 IanfaeClerrie,

He may well be right,

scottishjustice.blogspot.com/2010/02/scottish-enterprise-chief-executive-ms.html

"Various internal reviews found that procurement and contract tendering arrangements during the period to 31 March 2007 had not always been conducted in accordance with internal procedures or European Union regulations"

tinyurl.com/37vqzst


33

open,

THE SCOTTISH INJUSTICE SYSTEM ebook by EDDIE CAIRN 13/09/2010 14:33:43

THE SCOTTISH INJUSTICE SYSTEM ebook by EDDIE CAIRNS

I was abruptly introduced to the Scottish Justice system in 1993 when I went to a meeting with Strathclyde Police after reporting that I had been sacked from Scottish Enterprise for refusing to go along with fraudulent accounting.

DS Watters entered the interview room where I was sitting at a table, slammed his files
down on the surface and said angrily ‘Have you got some kind of grudge against this company? You’re stirring up a hornets’ nest here!’

At the time I thought I had just been unlucky to have been allocated the wrong man to investigate the matter but as it turned out, that first impression was wrong. I had not just been unlucky. The Scottish justice system was indeed quite well portrayed by this blustering bully who clearly had no interest in justice, only in not upsetting the establishment. A few weeks later when newspaper headlines trumpeted that my allegations of fraud had been thoroughly investigated by both Scottish Enterprise and Strathclyde Police and had been found to have ‘no substance’, I telephoned DS Watters for an explanation. He chirped 'The day they sacked you they put the money where it should be.’

www.authonomy.com/books/8277/the-scottish-injustice-system/read-book/#chapter


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Strict Ivan Jellicoe,

Renfrew 13/09/2010 16:06:02

The Shriley McKie case is one of many that display that when the police make a mistake, their response is to dig themselves deeper into the pit and to use all their resources to cover up, rather than coming clean. Stephen Lawrence case is another such example. I strongly suspect that Eddie Cairns is right and that the establishment is wrong.


35

Mac the Naif,

13/09/2010 17:08:53



What did the wee mannie in was when they found a grassy knoll in his bedroom.




36

Glasgowboy2,

Glasgow 15/09/2010 01:51:00

Cairns is infamous in the complaint world and he has had tens of thousands of pounds spent on his complaints. Have a look at his website, the police have wronged him, the courts have wronged him, the law society has wronged him, scottish government has wronged him, just about every ombudsman in Scotland has wronged him, the fiscal service has wronged him and bizarely recently vets have wronged him. This is to mention but a few of the organisations he has complaint to and about. Could it be that he is the one in the wrong and that there is no conspiracy against him and he is just unbalanced? This is tax payers money being spent on this guy, enough is enough Cairns.

Whether you were wronged all those years ago no-one will ever know, nor do we care, I do however care about his continual waste of public money pursuing this vendetta. Here, here to the police complaints commissioner for having the guts to say enough is enough. A few more of the bodies to which this guy perpetually complains should take note and follow the PCCS's lead.




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The last sentence completes the reproduced article and the comments by members of the public published on the Scotsman’s website.

The following statements to the Scotsman by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland Professor John McNeill, reproduced here in italics for convenience, were particularly harmful to me and unjustified by the true facts of this case:

‘......  because of the "substantial amount of resources" police had spent dealing with him, they should no longer consider or respond to his complaints.’

‘I did not make this recommendation lightly. As a former human rights commissioner, I am, perhaps more than most, an ardent supporter of protecting the rights of individuals. However, it was time to draw a line.’

‘Substantial resources had been directed towards trying to understand and resolve the various complaints over an extended period of time.’

‘Everyone has the right to have a complaint considered, but I am also mindful that there will be occasions where resolution will not be possible, no matter how long the correspondence continues. This was one such occasion.’


In the circumstances I formally request that the PIRC notifies the Scotsman that the original report was in serious error on this point, which was obviously the focus of media attention, and that a correction ought to be published.Bottom of Form

In due course the general public will be appalled to discover that a victim of alleged crime, a whistleblower who resisted pressure from his supervisors in a public authority, Scottish Enterprise, to enter into an existing conspiracy to falsify the accounts and misappropriate £187,000 of taxpayers’ cash, has effectively been punished for putting considerable effort into assisting the police in their enquiries in the public interest.

 

The evidence proves that the PIRC has an unfulfilled substantial responsibility and duty to redress the balance in this case in the interest of justice and in the public interest not least for the purpose of restoring some of my very seriously damaged reputation.

 

The PIRC’s own reputation is on the line in respect of this issue. Serious damage to the PIRC’s credibility could be mitigated by taking prompt corrective action.

 

I have reproduced the first 14 of the letters in question below in the same order as listed to me by the PCCS as an appendix to this letter by way of illustration to indicate that the accusations about them all being letters of complaint against the police and about them being confusing and difficult to understand are absolutely false and plainly designed to undermine my credibility dishonestly.

 

None of these is a letter of complaint about the police although Letter 14 may be regarded as related to an existing complaint. This general pattern continues throughout the 82 listed letters, less than a tenth were in fact letters of complaint against the police.

 

I can continue with reproducing the rest of the letters in question if necessary on request.

 

Since this is a matter of interest to the general public I have published this letter on the internet.

 

Yours sincerely,

                               Eddie Cairns.   

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

 

Letter 1

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

23 January 2009

                 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

On 7 October 2008 I wrote to you requesting the crime reference relating to my letter to you dated 23 September 2008 in which I provided details indicating that Detective Chief Superintendent Ruaraidh Nicolson appeared to have entered into a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in the above case.

If you have sent a response I have not received it.

I have copied this letter to the Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow, Mr Bill Aitken MSP and two investigative journalists.

Yours faithfully,

                              Eddie Cairns.

 

 

Letter 2                             

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

16 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 3

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

6 August 2008                  

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 4

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

4 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 5

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

3 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 6

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

2 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 7

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

1 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Lord Advocate is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

 

 

Letter 8

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

1 August 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 9

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

31 July 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Lord Advocate is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 10

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

28 July 2008                 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to HMICS is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 11

 

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

28 July 2008                 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Lord Advocate is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 12

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

28 July 2008                 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Lord Advocate is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 13

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

26 July 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

A copy of a letter I have written to the Area Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

                               Eddie Cairns.

 

Letter 14

Mr E Cairns

72 Hillhouse Street

GLASGOW G21 4HP

24 July 2008                 

 

 

The Chief Constable

Strathclyde Police

173 Pitt Street

GLASGOW G2 4JS

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

Today I received a letter from Mr Ian Burnside, Chief Superintendent, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland, with an attachment advising me to allow Strathclyde Police the opportunity to deal with my complaint before I decide whether or not I am dissatisfied.

Copies of letters I have recently sent to HMICS are enclosed to assist you in that regard.

Yours sincerely,

                               Eddie Cairns.