Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Then came Senior Constable (he had been promoted since the tragedy and such is not an uncommon practice) Michael Hollingsworth. Two Barristers argued on his behalf that he could not take the stand as he may incriminate himself and such incrimination could lead to police disciplinary action. The Coroner could grant a Certificate giving him immunity from other legal use of his evidence but the Coroner could not protect him from the Police Commissioner. Ergo, therefore, Hollingsworth is excused from taking the stand!


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