Intimidating four letter words

17-Nov-2020 12:27

He went on: “Marisa attended Letterkenny Garda Station as requested, she was taken to the Superintendent’s office which is quite unusual, and over the course of the next eight and a half hours she was pressurised and coerced into making a statement without any breaks and was told that this statement was for the Chief Superintendent only.We both have since read this statement and Marisa is shocked by it as she states that there are parts of it which she never said and other parts of it where what she said was manipulated to portray me in a bad way.

Counsel for the Tribunal said: “Sir [addressing Charleton], it is fair to say that he does not hold back in relation to what he says about colleagues, all of whom are named, and about the difficulties which he says that he had with superior officers.” Harrison has made a number of claims about his treatment by senior gardaí since he arrested another garda in Athlone for suspected drink driving in 2009.

Keith Harrison told the Tribunal’s counsel that the incident which Simms’ sister made a complaint about was a “normal family row”.

Despite this, he claims that an Inspector Goretti Sheridan, a relation of Chief Superintendent Jim Sheridan, “bombarded Marisa with phone calls to meet though Marisa didn’t want to”.

In a meeting in March 2012 with social workers and gardaí, it was detailed how meetings had taken place between social workers and the parents involved to discuss the welfare of the children.

At the time, it was adjudged that there was “no information to substantiate the referral allegations”.

Counsel for the Tribunal said: “Sir [addressing Charleton], it is fair to say that he does not hold back in relation to what he says about colleagues, all of whom are named, and about the difficulties which he says that he had with superior officers.” Harrison has made a number of claims about his treatment by senior gardaí since he arrested another garda in Athlone for suspected drink driving in 2009.Keith Harrison told the Tribunal’s counsel that the incident which Simms’ sister made a complaint about was a “normal family row”.Despite this, he claims that an Inspector Goretti Sheridan, a relation of Chief Superintendent Jim Sheridan, “bombarded Marisa with phone calls to meet though Marisa didn’t want to”.In a meeting in March 2012 with social workers and gardaí, it was detailed how meetings had taken place between social workers and the parents involved to discuss the welfare of the children.At the time, it was adjudged that there was “no information to substantiate the referral allegations”.Harrison had originally been in a relationship with Simms, before they both got married to different people.