‘Integrity, Both Personal And Professional, Was Undermined And Attacked’

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Edel McAllister, of RTE, reports:

Misclassification and inaccurate recording of crimes by the gardaí left some women at risk of domestic violence, two civilian officers in the gardaí’s statistics unit have told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

In her opening statement, Deputy Head of the Garda Síochána Analysis Service Lois West said “we had very genuine concerns that a person may be living in a vulnerable situation. For example, we made the decision to escalate cases where we felt that a new partner may be at risk.”

The two civilian officers said they were subjected to “severe pressure” to withdraw their concerns, “to ignore our professional standards”. Their “integrity, both personal and professional was undermined and attacked”.

Senior Crime and Policing Analyst Laura Galligan told the committee how she and her colleague were “belittled and treated very poorly” when they tried to raise serious concerns about misreporting of homicides with senior officers.

Inaccurate recording of crime left some women at risk, committee told (RTE)

9 thoughts on “‘Integrity, Both Personal And Professional, Was Undermined And Attacked’

  1. Jake38

    No hope for an Garda Siochana at this point.

    Needs to be disbanded and replaced with the PSRoI.

      1. Clampers Outside!

        Out of my 25+ bikes over 20 or so years in Dublin, I found 2 :) Both had to be contested at a Garda station closest to where I’d *cough* apprehended the persons atop my two wheeled transport, and on one occasion… the Garda lost the bike… from inside the station !

        Makes me laugh every time I think about it :)

        ( loosing that many bikes is daft too… trust me, that joke’s not lost on me either :) )

  2. Murtles

    The whole Maurice Mc Cabe debacle obviously didn’t teach them the meaning of integrity and respect. More top down intimidation.

  3. dav

    I suspect another major raid will occur today or tomorrow. got to get them bad headlines off the front pages…

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