Ask the right question! Dealing with the PSNI

Today the PSNI Chief Constable has been plastered across the media bemoaning costs associated to dealing with public disorder in the Ardoyne during July.

He has been very forthcoming with the sums involved and what thay could have been spent on otherwise.

However, I recently asked the PSNI several questions under FoI legisaltion in relation to 11th July bonfire incidents and they have refused to answer a single one on the basis the first question ‘ how many bonfire related incidents did you attend’ would have taken over 600 hours worth of work.

They did not address a request for estimates on how much 11th July bonfire incidents cost.

Seems some costs limits are ignored, then researched and publicised (as beneficial) – others you need to fight to obtain.