What the flying fuck is going on here???
The architect of a controversial police interviewing method has defended its use, saying it’s not to blame for the false confession extracted from a murder suspect.
It comes after a High Court judge said that detectives trained in the Complex Investigation Phased Engagement Model (CIPEM) misled the man, and “manipulated” him to make a confession that was “very flawed” and “not credible”.
In an interview with Stuff last week, Detective Superintendent Tom Fitzgerald, who is in charge of the police’s national crime group, and who created CIPEM, insisted any issues were the result of mistakes by the detectives involved, not a flawed model.
“You can’t blame the model for what happens in one interview.”
Comrades, we were promised faithfully by the NZ Police after the appalling interview process of Teina Pora that saw him wrongfully convicted of a murder and rape he never committed, that this sort of shit would stop!
A relaxed informal setting might well be a great means of getting results, but taking interviews while the tapes and cameras are off is such a fucking red flag that no one involved in this should feel any sense of professionalism.
This is such an insanely bad idea that invites corruption, it doesn’t protect from it.
Andrew Coster night want to police with Mana, but there are clearly some amongst his own force who are more interested in getting results by breaking the rules.
That’s not justice, that’s a Police force drunk on its own power.
We were promised after the horror show that was the Teina Pora interview this sort of shit wasn’t happening any more.
So why is it happening?
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