A SERVING Merseyside police officer named in a leaked list of British National Party members is to face a misconduct panel.
The name of PC Stephen Bettley, who once worked as the chief constable’s chauffeur, appeared on the list detailing apparent members of the right-wing party.
He was immediately suspended and interviewed.
In a statement released yesterday a police spokesman said: “Merseyside police has completed its investigation of an officer alleged to be a member of the BNP.
“It has been recommended that the police constable face a misconduct panel.
“The matter is now in the hands of Merseyside police's solicitors for further consideration.”
This is absolutely disgusting that they are persecuting a member of our police force who has done nothing but act in a commendable way all through his career. The police force would not kick out officers for being members of Extremist Islamic groups despite these people wanting to murder millions of people, yet a legal political party that acts fully within the law and treats everyone as they should be treated are persecuted.
However Merseyside Police will be facing criminal charges for their use of the list, them using this list is illegal and a breach of Section 55 of the Data Protection act. The police are not above the law and we will make sure they are punished for this misconduct.
Also it is worth noting that there is no reliable evidence that this man has been or is a member of the BNP as the list is from un-official sources and has been tampered with and many fake names added and real ones removed.