Police 'under pressure' in high-profile cases
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 9:32a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The Scott Guy murder trial hasn't been the only high profile case in the news recently.
Charges were dropped against 13 of the 17 so-called Urewera terrorists last September, George Gwaze was acquitted of murder for a second time just over a month ago, and just last week search warrants at Kim Dotcom's mansion were ruled illegal.
Tony Bouchier, president of the Criminal Bar Association, says the police are under pressure to bring high-profile cases to trial, and believes the police had all the evidence available in the trial of Ewen Macdonald for the murder of Scott Guy.
“They only had one suspect as far as they were concerned, they did a detailed inquiry, they got their evidence, I think they probably realised they didn’t have as much evidence as they wanted but they probably got to a stage in their inquiry where they had to make a command decision,” he told Firstline this morning.
“I think there is a lot of pressure on homicide teams, investigative teams to get some sort of closure on these cases,” he says.
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