Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Police report on Operation Sandwood still not available

[We wrote the following in March 2016. At the time, the police promised that Operation Sandwood would be complete "in two months time". Today is 19th October 2016, still no sign of their report.  People say that silence is golden. Golden for whom?]

Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...

Lord Advocate Mulholland
His decision comes just days after a media conference held in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth conference centre on 16th March, chaired by representatives of Justice for Megrahi.

At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.

It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.

Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers.  Click here for more on this story.

Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.

4 comments:

  1. If the police report does not meet with the "Crown's" approval then those policemen will be joining Fellow policeman John Stalker on the scrapheap. If they can manipulate the report to meet with the "Crowns" approval then they will get meteoric rises in their careers. No doubt they are fully aware of how the Judicial system works.The longer they can delay the day of reckoning the better. Its a hard choice to make. Honesty and lose your career or deceit which will get you promotion.They will have to make the choice sometime.

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    2. There are nine accusations of criminality and abuse of power. They include:

      1. Recorded proof of perjury or gross negligence by a key forensic witness, and
      2. Proof of deliberate concealment of a police diary containing a full record of huge payments to the sole identification witness in return for the giving of evidence.

      If Sandwood attempts in any way to cover this up, further action at a higher level will no doubt follow.

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  2. I would advise suing the police.
    Civil cases do not need corroboration and act on a probability.
    The police probably planted the evidence, all the evidence.

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