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Thread: David Black Murder Trial Collapses - Serious Questions for Gardaí

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    Default David Black Murder Trial Collapses - Serious Questions for Gardaí

    Readers may recall that David Black was a prison officer who was murdered in 2012 when he was machine gunned on the M1.
    During the interviews, which the judge previously described as "oppressive, aggressive, hectoring and bullying", Mr Brady allegedly identified Mr McLaughlin as the man who moved a Toyota Camry car, which it is claimed was later used by the gunmen to carry out their ambush.

    On Tuesday, Mr Justice Colton said that having read and viewed the video-taped interviews, including evidence of the three police officers who conducted them, he "could not believe that it was contemplated that the interviews with Brady would be relied upon in any criminal prosecution".
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-44560519

    It seems that the Gardaí did their best to get the accused convicted, up to and including intimidating witnesses.

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    Default Re: David Black Murder Trial Collapses - Serious Questions for Gardaí

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Readers may recall that David Black was a prison officer who was murdered in 2012 when he was machine gunned on the M1.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-44560519

    It seems that the Gardaí did their best to get the accused convicted, up to and including intimidating witnesses.
    Get someone, anyone, somehow seems to be the trait in policing attitudes once the evidence is finally tested. It's a long drawn out legal process to get to that stage though. Justice delayed is justice denied and all that.

    A litany of high profile cases have displayed reliance on questionable evidence.
    Happiness is an inside job.

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