Police commissioner asked the public to forgive and move on

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Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes revealed to public that she has already received 26 applications from youngsters looking to be the next youth commissioner.

Speaking during a question and answer session at the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham on Wednesday, April 24, Mrs Barnes confirmed that her team had learned from the mistakes in the past and will be looking to replace former youth commissioner Paris Brown.

She said: “I have had a set back, I have taken responsibility for that. I am always there to take responisbility. I think you will all agree I have been out there and I faced it and I am going to move forward from it.

“I am going to appoint a youth commissioner. I am going to leave it a little bit, but we have already had 26 applicants. We have had young people writing to us and phoning us up telling us that it is a good idea.”

Mrs Barnes also asked the public to forgive Miss Brown, from Sheppey, and to look forward to a new youth commissioner.

She added: “We have to learn lessons in life and we have to move on from them.

“I think Paris would have been a really good ambassador for us. She was interviewed by very experienced people and they all liked her, she was a very mature young lady.

“But she has learned from this and we can’t keep on poking the singer. You have got to forgive. What she said was absolutely awful but she has repented for that. She would have been really good but we all make mistakes and we have to move on from it.

“So I’m looking for somebody special. We have the 26 already and I am sure there is somebody out there for this job.”

Paris Brown left her post as Kent Youth Police and Crime Commissioner after a string of messages from the teenager’s Twitter account were revealed to be racist and homophobic.

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  • Ann Barnes says "She was interviewed by very experienced people and they all liked her". I bet those "experienced" people were well paid for [your tax payers money] consultants that Ann kept close to her when she was Kent Police chair now closer as the new IPCC. I bet those "experienced individuals" are still employed by Ann and paid film star wages for those post. It is a pity they could not simply screen a face book page page but then again "they" could not charge a person when caught red handed locked in a porch with anything maybe that's Ann forging nature as Ann said... "she has learned from this and we can’t keep on poking the singer. You have got to forgive. What she said was absolutely awful but she has repented for that" Its a pity the Government did not have the same forgiving policy as Ann Barnes has when IPCC elections were formed and "experienced people" were excluded from the election like Simon Weston, or is this another face saving exercise from Ann like the privatisation of Kent Police, Police Station closures, less of real Police, and more expensive "experienced" well paid cronies...sorry consultants.

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    Ken

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

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