November 3rd, 2010

Contrast & Compare

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A story came to light last week about the Metropolitan Police’s highest paid civilian, Martin Tiplady.

Tiplady, who earns an eye-watering £180,000 as director of the Met’s Human Resources department is currently embroiled in an internal scandal in which a female member of staff from the forces’ Equalities Scheme, who has made allegations of ‘improper conduct’ against Tiplady.

Tiplady hasn’t been suspended from work though was said to be off sick last week. The met have declined to enlighten the public about the allegation or what they are doing about it. A spokesman said: “An investigation is under way into a senior member of police staff. It would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage.”

Forward to yesterday when news has come out of an allegation in which an armed officer involved in the case where the officers shot & killed a drunken lawyer, Mark Saunders, inserted song titles into his evidence as a kind of barrack-room jest. He given evidence to the Coroner’s Court  investigation into the death of the solicitor.

A spokesman for the Met said: “The Met takes this matter extremely seriously as we expect the highest standards of all of our staff. The officer has been removed from operational firearms duty.”

One person being investigated is a rank & file police officers, the other is a £180,000 a year chief. Anyone notice any difference at all?

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