A cop in­ves­ti­gates the po­lice

Real Crime - - Met Police Corruption -

It fell to de­part­ment a10 and as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner kel­land to in­ves­ti­gate drury and com­pany

Deputy As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Gill­bert Kel­land, the head of A10, the Metropoli­tan Po­lice’s in­ter­nal cor­rup­tion unit, gave his im­pres­sions on the bent cops he investigated in an April 1975 re­port.

On ex- su­per­in­ten­dent ‘ Wicked’ Bill Moody:

“Moody was in­ter­viewed in June 1974, and he adamantly de­nied re­ceiv­ing money from ei­ther Sil­ver or Humphreys... As a re­sult of ar­range­ments made by him, his daugh­ter hon­ey­mooned in July 1971 free of charge in an apart­ment in Malta owned by a con­victed pornog­ra­pher… there are many en­quiries yet to be made con­cern­ing Moody’s re­la­tion­ships with other pornog­ra­phers, par­tic­u­larly with John Ma­son.”

On ex- com­man­der Ken Drury:

“Ac­cord­ing to Humphreys, at a very early stage in their as­so­ci­a­tion he gave Drury £ 50, and the rea­son is best ex­plained in his own words: ‘ It was the cus­tom in the West End. It was a token of friend­ship of a form. I wanted him as a friend in case he could help me. In the West End you could get in­volved. He was the head of the Flying Squad and could be a use­ful friend.’ Later in this state­ment when ques­tioned as to why he de­cided to pay Drury £ 100 a week he said, ‘ He was a use­ful friend and it kept the Flying Squad away from the porn busi­ness.’... An en­quiry is cur­rently be­ing con­ducted by A10 of­fi­cers on be­half of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions re­spect­ing al­le­ga­tions that Drury had a half share in a £ 2,000 re­ward he paid to a man who gave in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest of per­sons for the mur­der of a sub- post­mas­ter.” ( The re­ward refers to what Drury skimmed from 1969’ s Lu­ton Post Of­fice Mur­der, for which he would never face pros­e­cu­tion in the end).

On ex- com­man­der Wally Virgo:

“In Oc­to­ber 1974 he suf­fered a se­vere heart at­tack, is still con­va­lesc­ing, and has de­clined to be in­ter­viewed. He has sent a for­mal let­ter in which he ab­so­lutely de­nies re­ceiv­ing any money or gifts from Humphreys. Ac­cord­ing to Humphreys they first met in 1969...” ( Humphreys had claimed that he had met Virgo on ‘ Buf­falo Lodge Ladies nights’ at the Cri­te­rion restau­rant in Pic­cadilly Cir­cus and that Virgo had in­tro­duced him to Moody).

On Bernie Sil­ver:

“Although he de­scribes him­self as a prop­erty dealer he was a no­to­ri­ous West End ponce who spe­cialised in flat farm­ing, and who, ac­cord­ing to Humphreys, was in part­ner­ship with him in his porno­graphic en­ter­prises. He is now serv­ing a sen­tence of six years’ im­pris­on­ment for con­spir­acy to live on the earn­ings of pros­ti­tu­tion. He has lodged no­tice of ap­peal and is still await­ing trial for mur­der and con­spir­acy to mur­der” ( the 1956 gang­land slay­ing of Tommy Smith­son).

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