How many times do we get told by the cops after a deplorable interview process that borders on bullying a confession out of desperate and simple people, that Police promise to change procedure?
We had it after Police planted evidence in the Arthur Allan Thomas case, we had it after the using false memory evidence from children Christchurch Creche satanic case, we had it after Teina Pora who was interviewed for 5 days in a row, we had it with taking photos illegally from Māori teenagers on the street and last week we had a Detective Superintendent who was the architect of a controversial new police interrogation program called the Complex Investigation Phased Engagement Model, caught out lying about his level of involvement in detectives using his model for a cse that was eventually kicked out of court because it was manipulating people into making confessions!
Today we hear about Alan Hall, whose conviction for murder, of which he has served 19 years in jail, is about to be quashed because Police lied to the Jury and hid crucial evidnce from the defence and altered witness statements to entrap him despite Alan Hall having Autism Spectrum Disorder.
On the eve of a crucial Supreme Court hearing, the Crown has admitted Auckland man Alan Hall, who spent nearly two decades in prison for murder, shouldn’t have been convicted, because police deliberately hid vital evidence from the jury.
In an extraordinary submission to the Supreme Court, Crown Law, which oversees criminal prosecutions in New Zealand, has conceded “a substantial miscarriage of justice occurred in Mr Hall’s case, and that his convictions should be quashed”.
Hall was 23 when police targeted him for murdering Auckland father of five Arthur Easton in 1985.
He has spent 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit!
Look, you can’t have a Police interview process that generates false or illegal confessions! If all we are trying to do is set people up and convict them of crimes we force them to confess to, that’s not a fucking legal process, that’s a gulag! How have the NZ Police managed to get away with this with so little media attention?
If the mainstream media are finished crucifying Karmel Santamaria could they focus on this?
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