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Detective John McGregor - look in the mirror buddy!

Detective John McGregor claims cops don’t lie – look in the mirror buddy!

What’s in the water in Hawke’s Bay that the place is so full of bent cops?  This time it is Darryl Moore’s buddy and equally bent John McGregor.  This guy claims he has never met a dishonest cop.  What sort of sheltered life does he think we might have been living that anyone would swallow this line?  What a short memory you must have Mr McGregor, that you have forgotten such names as Adam Dunnett the manipulative Hastings police officer who as jailed when a judge found he was a liar.  Then there was the not so lively Mikayla Paul who was unable to lie her way out of an assault conviction.  How could he have forgotten his good buddy Damon Davies who the Crown acknowledged had given perjured evidence?  The there is the ever-increasing list of cops around the  rest of the country who have been convicted on a litany of offences the core to all being that they are liars.  Yet these are only the ones who got caught and there are still many more out there getting away with it on a daily basis.

Nothing like a bit of selective memory loss there John.  No doubt this is a quality that he brings to the table on a daily basis and he does not need to practice bent policing any longer because it has become second nature to him.

McGregor is a great example of the double standards that police are so apt at shoving down our throats.  In one breath he tries to convince us that all cops, himself included,  are as honest as the day is long and in the next he is deliberately defying the law himself, safe in the knowledge that he is the police and can do what he likes. His moral compass so far off course that it is a wonder he can find his way out of bed in the mornings.

John McGregor is a product of his own ignorance and one of the best examples around of how bent cops thrive in Hawke’s Bay where it seems there is a higher ratio of corruption than any other part of the country.  Unfortunately for Johnny boy he has now been named in litigation seeking $100,000 damages from the cops.  These clowns need to learn that they cannot get away with home invasion hiding behind bogus search warrants and running amock.  Now sit back and watch how many lies McGregor and his equally pathetic buddies trot out when they try and litigate their way out of this little hole they have dug for themselves.  In typical cop fashion no doubt they will throw obscene amounts of tax payer money at defending the indefensible and trying to wear the oposition down.

Come on John, do the right thing and resign now.  I am sure there is another job out there equally fitting your minimum wage skills.

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.

Daryl Moore – caught lying

Daryl Moore - just added "liar" to his CV

Daryl Moore – just added “liar” to his CV

When is Superintendent Sam Hoyle going to get his district under control?  We do not even have to dig to find out the extent of the corruption that exists within the Hawke’s Bay police ranks, they just keep on falling in to our laps!

With such a serious and systemic dishonesty problem in his district you would think that Hoyle would be concerned, as the public could expect of any responsible and honest manager.  But not so, Hoyle turns a blind eye to such behavior and likely even encourages it in the hope that it will make his statistics look good and enhance his obsessive ambition for promotion.

Luke Shadbolt - soon to be very busy

Luke Shadbolt – soon to be very busy

Initiative has previously outed Napier’s Sgt Kristina Eckhold for lying in a police job sheet after she served a trespass notice; an exercise solely designed to hinder the proper administration of the law.  Now her colleague and serial bully Daryl Moore has been caught out lying to protect Eckhold.  Just as well Kristina is married to NZ Police Association vice president Luke Shadbolt because if she keeps going the way she is, she will soon find herself in need of the Police Association’s advocacy to help her keep her job.

Recently Moore responded to a request for information, and here we quote the relevant paragraph from his 5 December 2013 letter on police letterhead and signed by Moore:

Police do not have a Police policy circular that deals with trespass.  Your request is refused pursuant to section 18(e) of the Official Information Act as the information does not exist.”

How stupid or arrogant or both is this guy that he thinks he can get away with such blatant dishonesty?  Upon receiving Moore’s letter it was obvious that this was but one of a number of factual deficiencies and so further enquiries were mase.  A request for the same information was made to Police National Headquarters and in a rare display of efficiency, within a matter of hours a copy of the trespass policy that Moore purported not to exist was provided.  So Dudley you have been caught out lying…….yet again.

Here again we have a police officer who, like Eckhold, is in a supervisory role and should be setting an example and standard of integrity for his staff.  Or more likely this is the standard that police aspire to and encourage?  All these concerns have previously been put to Hoyle but he has gone to ground and has no response to offer.

No doubt the incidents reported on this web site are only a small representation of the lie, deny and perjure culture and there are plenty more examples out there.  Initiative will continue to expose police corruption and lies without fear or favour.

Hawke’s Bay residents, please feel free to share with us your experiences.

For the benefit of all users on this site and anyone who might be unfortunate enough to have police try and trespass them, we have provided a copy of the current police policy on trespass for you to download:   Police-Trespass-Policy-V10-2013  This is the very information Mr Moore says doesn’t exist.

Hawke’s Bay police management were invited to comment on this article prior to publication but failed to offer any response.

Yet Another Out of Control Hawke’s Bay Cop Outed

Kristina Eckhold - might not be smiling for much longer

Kristina Eckhold – might not be smiling for much longer

Once again Initiative is obliged to ask what is going on under the management of Superintendent Sam Hoyle and Inspector Tania Kura.  It seems that since we exposed inadequacies in the management style of both Hoyle and Kura both have gone to ground and will not respond to questions put to them.

In the wake of our piece on Superintendent Sam Hoyle’s bully boy tactics in illegally trespassing a man who was properly serving legal documents on police, we have learned that police continue to lie, deny and perjure to the extent that they are completely out of control.

After being served with a trespass notice by Napier police Sgt Kristina Eckhold a Hawke’s Bay man was anxious to establish what if any grounds existed that justified their coming to his home unannounced and serving a trespass notice.  To this end a request was made to Hoyle for a copy of the file.  On behalf of Hoyle, Detective Daryl Moore responded by providing a copy of the trespass notice and statement of service signed by Eckhold.  Moore wrote that these were the only documents police held in respect of this matter.

Knowing that the police are frequently less than truthful about such matters he pursued the request further which resulted in a police job sheet being disclosed.  The author of that job sheet was Eckhold who certainly proved to have a vivid imagination, for the content of that document bore little resemblance to what had actually transpired when she served the trespass notice.

Eckhold was subsequently asked to confirm the accuracy of her job sheet by way of making a sworn statement, but it seems that her dishonesty falls short of so blatantly leaving herself open to a perjury prosecution.  She has not responded to that request or several follow-ups nor offered any explanation for her somewhat “liberal” interpretation of events.

Here then we have yet another example of the culture of dishonesty that prevails within police in this country.  It is a pattern of behavior that Superintendent Sam Hoyle and Inspector Tania Kura turn a blind eye to each day and perhaps even encourage or reward.  Eckhold is also in a supervisory role and this is the standard she sets her own staff.

Whilst in isolation Eckhold’s brand of dishonesty has serious implications it is the wider

Eckhold A liar or just forgetful

Eckhold
A liar or just forgetful?

principal that must also be considered.  Police job sheets often form the basis of a prosecution that will go before the courts.  If that information is blatantly false, as is the case in this situation, then that process is flawed from the outset.  NZPCA believes that there needs to be a better awareness that such dishonest practices are frequent within police and we will always take steps to identify individual police officers who come to our attention.

The clear message to Sgt Kristina Eckhold-Shadbolt is that the honeymoon is over and Initiative will continue to make dishonest cops like her accountable.