Police operations (FOI)
Police operations (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 March 2020.
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I would like a redacted copy of Operation “Name Redacted” from the States of Jersey Police archive, please.
This investigation has not yet been classed as ‘detected’ and therefore has not been finalised. Should any new evidence come to light, the enquiry may be reopened and investigations continued.
To disclose information at this time could prejudice any future investigations and any following judicial hearing.
Whist it is sometimes in the public interest to release information during an ongoing case, this is only done in exceptional circumstances, where the possible damage caused by any release is outweighed by the possible evidential gain. This case is historic, and release of such information is not believed to be beneficial to the case at this time.
The harm caused by such a release has been assessed and judged that it is likely to lead to prejudice any future trial should new evidence be received. It is not believed to be in the public interest to release any documentation at this time.
Article 42 Law Enforcement
Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice-
(a) The prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;
(b) The apprehension or prosecution of offender, whether in respect of offences committed Jersey or elsewhere.