Geoff Scott Investigation

Ross Francis made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Ross Francis

Dear New Zealand Police,

On 11 March 2018, I asked what information or assistance (if any) did Wellington police request from Christchurch police during their investigation into Geoffrey David Scott. I also asked for all records held in respect of communication between police in Wellington and police in Christchurch regarding that investigation. In his response of 16 April 2018, David Kirby provided me with a single page (page 5) of a single job sheet.

I do not believe that is the only information Police hold in respect of my request. Please send me copies of all communication between Christchurch and Wellington Police in respect of the Geoffrey David Scott case and copies of all communication between Christchurch and Wellington Police in respect of the Christchurch Civic Creche/Christchurch Childcare Centre case.

The single page of the single job sheet provided by Mr Kirby states (among other things) “Don’t disallow multiple offending.” How many childcare workers, employed at the Wellington Hospital creche between 1 January 1991 and 30 October July 1992, did Police speak with as part of their investigation into Scott? At any time during their investigation, did Police suspect that more than one person may have sexually or physically abused children at the Wellington Hospital creche?

When did the standard practice of formally interviewing a suspected child abuse victim only once come into effect?

Yours faithfully,

Ross Francis

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To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Ross Francis <[FYI request #7629 email]>
Date: 16/04/2018 11:08PM
Subject: Official Information request - Geoff Scott Investigation

Dear New Zealand Police,
On 11 March 2018, I asked what information or assistance (if any) did
Wellington police request from Christchurch police during their
investigation into Geoffrey David Scott. I also asked for all records held
in respect of communication between police in Wellington and police in
Christchurch regarding that investigation. In his response of 16 April
2018, David Kirby provided me with a single page (page 5) of a single job
sheet.
I do not believe that is the only information Police hold in respect of my
request. Please send me copies of all communication between Christchurch
and Wellington Police in respect of the Geoffrey David Scott case and
copies of all communication between Christchurch and Wellington Police in
respect of the Christchurch Civic Creche/Christchurch Childcare Centre
case.
The single page of the single job sheet provided by Mr Kirby states (among
other things) “Don’t disallow multiple offending.” How many childcare
workers, employed at the Wellington Hospital creche between 1 January 1991
and 30 October July 1992, did Police speak with as part of their
investigation into Scott? At any time during their investigation, did
Police suspect that more than one person may have sexually or physically
abused children at the Wellington Hospital creche?
When did the standard practice of formally interviewing a suspected child
abuse victim only once come into effect?
Yours faithfully,
Ross Francis
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Dear Mr Francis

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request highlighted
below about practice for formally interviewing a child abuse victim.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act
1982.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Holly Foxwell

Ministerial Services Officer

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Dear Mr Francis

 

I have been asked to let you know that Police requires an extension of
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the Official Information Act 1982, because the request necessitates a
search through a large quantity of information and consultations such that
a proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit.

                                                                                           

Police require until 12 June 2018 to provide a substantive response to
your request. 

 

You have the right to complain to the Office of the Ombudsman about this
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Ngā mihi

 

Holly Foxwell

Ministerial Services Officer

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Dear Mr Francis

 

Please find attached a response to your request of 16 April 2018.

 

 

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