The Herald reports:
For months, Shana Grice had been telling police that her ex-boyfriend was stalking her.
The 19-year-old had caught him trailing her in her car and creeping into her bedroom after stealing a spare house key, breathing near her as she hid under her comforter and waited for him to leave, prosecutors later said. Then there were the seven phone calls from a blocked number in one day, with silence on the other end, according to the Argus.
Michael Lane was told to leave her alone, but Grice was punished, fined for wasting the authorities’ time.
Then, in August 2016, Lane killed her – cutting her throat in her home in England and setting her bedroom on fire, according to local news reports.
They fined her for reporting his stalking. What the hell is wrong with them. Maybe they were too busy investigating people for hate speech!
After an investigation from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) into the Sussex Police Department’s response, two officers – one of whom has since retired – will face disciplinary action next month, police said today. Another officer will face “internal misconduct proceedings,” and three others have received “management advice and further training.”
“When we looked at the circumstances leading to Shana’s murder, we felt we may not have done the very best we could,” Sussex Police Assistant Chief Constable Nick May said.
No shit Sherlock. May not have done the very best!! And those involved get a slap on the hand.
Grice reported Lane to the police for stalking at least five times before her death – and so had 13 other women, according to BBC News.
This was a preventable death. Appalling.