Petition to have Ch Insp John Fish removed from position and an end to police theft of food and blankets
It has been reported that police in Ilford, east London, have recently begun removing the food and sleeping-bags of homeless persons in the ares. The actions in Ilford are morally and socially unjust, and represents a gross overstepping of the police in the area. Were there actions to have happened on an inclement night they may have resulted in the deaths of some of the most vulnerable in our society.
We call for the immediate stepping down or removal of Ch Insp John Fish who has attempted to justify these actions as ones to reduce the negative impact of rough sleepers. We also call for an immediate end to such actions before they result in death for those affected. Should such an event happen it would be akin to state sanctioned euthanasia.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:
- party political material
- commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
- issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
- correspondence on personal issues
E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.
The following explanatory notes have been added:
This is an operational policing matter, concerning the conduct of a specific individual. Therefore it is the responsibility of the local police force and Police and Crime Commissioner.
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Friday 24 May 2013