Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A good question

Over on Elephants and the Law, Dean Knight poses an interesting question regarding the whole police video surveillance scandal:

Given the widespread engagement in unlawful covert surveillance by the police, where is the inquiry in the systemic cause of this problem? Is an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Authority inevitable? Has a complaint already been lodged? Or is one in the pipeline?
Its a good question. The police have been found to be breaking the law in a deliberate and systematic fashion, potentially putting 50 serious criminal cases in jeopardy due to tainted evidence. We deserve some answers on how that happened - and some accountability. Sadly, I don't think we'll be getting either under the current police minister.