In that place where Great Britain used to be… Rotherham sex abuse: Failure to identify police officer questioned by MP.
It said police failed to protect the complainant, exposing her to abuse.
It also found an officer – whose identity is a mystery – said “racial tensions” meant nothing could be done.
Because if you do anything, like enforce the law, or protect young victims of abuse, you could be labeled a racist, and that would be a fate worse than death.
Oh, and while they have records of the victim talking to police, somehow those records don’t include which police officer took statements.
And those racial tensions didn’t exist for a day or a week or a month or even a year.
The IOPC also upheld a complaint that the victim’s father was told by a senior – but unidentifiable – officer that the force was aware abuse “had been going on 30 years and the police could do nothing because of racial tensions”.
How many police officers were on the Yorkshire PD in 30 years? How many just didn’t care about what was going on? How many UK governments were doing things like outlawing fox hunting because that was cruel and ignoring this? And no one will be held accountable. There’s a report, and a victim may receive some money. But no cop will lose his job, or his pension, or even have trouble sleeping at night because of this. After all, they could do nothing. (Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur)