Anorak | Southwark police fail to arrest immigrant black killer for rape: at least they’re not racist

Southwark police fail to arrest immigrant black killer for rape: at least they’re not racist

by | 26th, February 2013

JEAN Say, then 62, killed his daughter and son in 2011. He cut the throats of his children Regina, eight, and Rolls, ten, in their beds. He then called his estranged wife, Antoinette, then 44, and told her: I have killed your children. Come and get the bodies.” He was jailed for at least 30 years.

Jean Say, originally from the Ivory Coast, is back in the news.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says its Southwark Sapphire unit encouraged victims to withdraw rape allegations to boost detection rates. Mr Say was accused of raping a woman. She went to the police. Her claim of rape was rejected out of hand by a detective sergeant based at Southwark. He said the woman had “consented” to sex with Say.

That was the wrong call. After Say’s arrest, Southwark’s Sapphire Unit was looked at with a keener eye. Says the Sapphire Unit on its website:

The primary role of Sapphire is the investigation of rapes and other serious sexual violence, with not only an emphasis to arrest and prosecute the perpetrator and investigate the offence to the satisfaction of victim, but just as importantly, on the care and support of victims of these crimes…

All rape victims’ experiences are different. The scars may be emotional or physical. Whatever the case all rape and sexual assault are treated seriously by the police and the victim will be treated according to their specific needs…

The police take all rape and sexual assault reports seriously. No matter who you are, how long ago the assault happened, or how it took place, the police are committed to listening, understanding and helping through this difficult time whilst always listening to and respecting your wishes.

The IPCC’s report states:

“There is no doubt from the evidence that the woman made an allegation of rape at Walworth police station which should have been believed and thoroughly investigated.”

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