O'Brien . . . My Long Road Back

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“Interview”

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●  On Thursday, 30 July 2009, at Wellington, the author gave a recorded, evidential interview to police and their independent investigator,  Mr Bruce Squire QC . . .

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 Transcript of interview is available — here

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Undercover work in New Zealand in those days was, really, we were in unknown territory in terms of the law, and we were very conscious of the fact that if the entrapment laws came into effect in New Zealand it would seriously hinder our work. So we just didn’t even go there and we didn’t go there by just denying that we were entrapping and altering the evidence. I was altering the evidence so that I wasn’t shown to be entrapping.”  — Patrick O’Brien

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FILE NOTES:

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(1) There are passages missing from the audio recording of this evidential interview and my correspondence with the independent investigator regarding those missing passages is here:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/legal/police/inquiry/appendix-1/

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(2)  To prevent this eventuality from happening, I had requested the interview be recorded on video. My request is contained in my correspondence to the independent investigator on 27 April 2009, here:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/legal/police/inquiry/6/

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(3) My request for the interview to be recorded on video was refused by the independent investigator. His refusal to record the interview on video is contained in his correspondence to me on 6 May 2009, here:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/legal/police/inquiry/7/

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(4) With regards the video recording of interviews, “Judges Rules” [s30(6) of the Evidence Act 2006] apply — see Practice Note No. 5  from Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias on 16 July 2007, here:

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