The UK examples are to highlight the ease at which police forces have & can out carry PR, the two Irish cases listed after involved similar briefings copied verbatim in the press without question.
You have me dragged of point here, simple;
Garda, rape, banter
sexual, violence, silence
The deleted files most certainly didn't have relevant data. The camera was recording before any arrest and it continued to record until the gardaí took their kidnap victims to the station.
The ombudsman was only investigating the garda comments about rape. The ombudsman certainly did not investigate as to whether the arrests were lawful or not (they were not) and the ombudsman certainly didn't investigate that a senior garda was telling lower ranking officers how to frustrate the court and how to avoid one's duty.
Unless this camera is capable of recording two videos at the very same time, nothing deleted was relevant to the ombudsman's truncated investigation into the severely narrowed parameters of garda rape ethic. They avoided, totally, investigating the criminal aspects of the day's garda criminal activity.
Not to mention the baron's own overt hypocrisy in this. He has no problem of conscience whatsoever in referring to the people who oppose Shell in very derogatory terms. He tends to play whatever card he thinks will push his agenda. To look for consistency in his many voiced opinions is an act of delusion if one keeps the practice up.