More corrupt policing uncovered in Hawke’s Bay

Sandra Venables new broom - same old lies

Sandra Venables
new broom – same old lies

He may have quietly skulked out of town in the wake of adverse publicity, but former District Commander Sam Hoyle’s replacement has been quick to follow in his footsteps.  Early in her reign Superintendent Sandra Venables has demonstrated her own brand of double standards and selective policing.

Last month Constable Damion Davies was caught lying under oath when he gave evidence in the Napier District Court.  The evidence available against Davies is overwhelming and damaging.

Nevertheless police have predictably closed ranks and refused to even accept a complaint.

That is not their decision to make and that they would do so without even considering the evidence demonstrates just how corrupt and duplicitous police are.  Were it that there was no issue with the evidence Damion Davies has falsely given, police would have carried out a proper criminal investigation and based their decision on the evidence made available to and gathered by them.  But no, they do not want to do this because that would mean the truth coming out and proving without doubt what we all know – that police perjure themselves in our courts on a routine basis and consider that an acceptable standard.

Exposing that lie and deny culture presents a real threat to the facade of respectability that police in this country continue struggling to portray, a perception that is rapidly slipping with 56% of the public distrusting of police.

Recently that image has been dented in spectacular fashion with Detective Inspector Grant Wormald caught lying in court and Detective Superintendent Andy Lovelock tripping over himself whilst giving evidence in the Auckland High Court last year.  Is it any wonder then that when the see high ranking police getting away with it, your average intellect plod considers it acceptable to lie under oath?  Damion Davies has demonstrated that this is fact and not simply theory.  That he does this so readily shows that he issecure in the knowledge that if he ever does get caught out his colleagues and bosses will do whatever it takes to block any legitimate  complaint and cover for his lies, even if that means making up more lies.

Wormald - another corrupt cop

Wormald
– another corrupt cop

Area Commander Sandra Venables has personally been made aware of Davies crime but has not only deliberately failed to ensure that the complaint is properly dealt with.  She has also actively evaded any attempts to contact her about the matter.  This in turn makes her guilty of  conspiring to defeat justice.

It seems likely that both Davies and Venables will soon be standing beside each other in the dock facing a private criminal prosecution.

Hawke’s Bay police were invited to comment but failed to do so.

Watch this space.

6 December 2014 UPDATE:  Damion Davies is no longer a detective and now back ploding the beat in uniform and trying to get promotion there.  In a recent High Court appeal the Crown conceded that Davies had given “wrong evidence” under oath and the convictions that he had so eagerly secured by giving this “wrong evidence” were quashed.  Sgt Malcolm Lochrie the police prosecutor in this case and serial liar Daryl Moore, are presently under investigation for conspiring to pervert justice for withholding evidence that was contrary to the police case, and indeed would have blown it out of the water from day one.

Top Cop Spits The Dummy

It seems that the cops in Hawke’s Bay are more out of control than we have previously reported and it doesn’t stop at Inspector Tania Kura it goes over her head.

Sam Hoyle - under seige

Sam Hoyle
– under seige

Superintendent Sam Hoyle reached an all-time low in childish behaviour by serving a trespass notice on a Hawke’s Bay man who is in the process of bringing civil proceedings against police.  That document effectively prevents him from serving documents on police in the course of properly brought legal proceedings.

Here is yet another abuse of police powers in Hawke’s Bay that is sanctioned from the man at the top himself.Holye is clearly unhappy that his carefully crafted  image  is dented when faced with court proceedings that could ultimately demonstrate just how inept a manager he really is.

It is not all that long ago that as a young police officer Hoyle was spending his days tearing up and down the beaches of Northland in a police vehicle under the guise of respectable policing, we are told it was actually nothing more than a boy racer mentality and later boasting to family and friends about his activities.

Even more recently he left Wanganui where he was Area Commander, after indulging himself in an affair that was the ultimate betrayal of both wife and family.  In what is perhaps an interesting coincidence, Tania Kura spent part of her career in Wanganui.  We can only but speculate on why she ended up working under Hoyle in Hawke’s Bay.

Numerous attempts have been made to contact Sam Hoyle who would not respond to emails or phone calls so we turned to Police Commissioner Marshall for comment but still nothing.

It would seem police are remaining tight lipped about Hoyle’s dummy spitting or their attempts to obstruct justice by way of making it difficult for a man to serve legal documents on police because quite simply they have no justification for those games.

Hawke’s Bay Top Cop Jumping Ship

Sam Hoyle - bugging out

Sam Hoyle – bugging out

In the wake of blistering media criticisim of Napier/Hastings district commander Inspector Tania Kura, her boss Eastland District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to jump ship.

DomPost reporter Tracey Chatterton published this article on the problems and internal squabbles going on under Kura’s management:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9166764/Cops-are-leaving-the-Bay-in-droves

Just days later Kura’s boss and mentor Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to quit town.  This week Hoyle is in Wellington interviewing for a new job as Wellington District Commander.

When you look at history and see how police reward their under-performing or wayward staff, there is a good chance Hoyle may soon be packing his bags and moving closer to the bosom of Commissioner Peter Marshall.

So with Hoyle joining those leaving in droves let’s just hope for the sake of the people of Hawke’s Bay that they do not promote Kura to Hoyle’s old job.

Superintendent Hoyle declined to comment when invited to do so.