Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our dishonest police

It looks like the police have been withholding evidence in the Kim Dotcom case:

Lawyers for Kim Dotcom have threatened to summon government spies to give evidence in court to obtain information they say they need for his compensation claim.

They have raised the possibility after the Green Party on Tuesday released a police summary of their investigation into whether the internet businessman was spied on illegally.

Mr Dotcom's lead lawyer Paul Davison, QC, told a hearing in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday that neither he nor a court-appointed special advocate have ever been given the summary or the full report.

As Davison points out, this raises the obvious question of what else the government is hiding. But beyond that, if they can't follow the basic rules of disclosure in this case, how many others are they messing up in a similar way?