O'Brien . . . My Long Road Back

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“Whaika te Whakapono”

Seek for the Truth – Follow the Truth

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●  Email (8) from the “independent” investigator:

Full email headershere
From: Featherston Chambers
To:  O’Brien
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Subject: FW:

RE:   POLICE INQUIRY

I have received your letter of 27 April 2009 sent by email on the same date.

I have Court commitments commencing next week which are estimated to occupy at least the next fortnight.    The result is that I will be unable to arrange the interview I propose to have with you until next month, possibly in the weeks commencing 8 June 2009 or 15 June 2009.  Would you be good enough to advise whether you are available to travel to Wellington for the interview in either of those weeks, and if you have any preferable dates within that period, indicate which date or dates would suit you best.

I do not intend to video record the interview [see FOOTNOTE].  Such facilities are not available to me and my Inquiry, as you are aware, is conducted independently of the Police.  I do intend, however, to tape record the interview and naturally I have no objection if you wish to do the same.  If you intend to have a support person or legal adviser present with you during the interview, could you advise the name of that person.

Given the nature of the matters to be addressed in the interview and the possible implications that may arise, as referred to in my email of 30 March last, it may be necessary for me to have a Police Officer attend the interview as a witness, but I will give further thought to that in the interim.

You  have not expressly signified in your letter of 27 April that you have understood and accepted the basis upon which the Interview will be conducted as outlined in my email of 30 March.  In the absence of any indication from you that you have not understood what was outlined in that email, or that you do not accept the possible consequences which might arise from it, I will assume you are fully cognizant of those matters.  If that is not the case you should notify me or alternatively take legal advice from a solicitor of your own choosing.

Finally, I have received a copy of a letter dated 30 April sent by you to the Commissioner of Police seeking to have a copy of your personal file held at Police National Headquarters delivered to me at my Chambers.  That request has apparently been prompted by your perception I have been unable to obtain all of your ‘target names’ as you put it.

In point of fact I have already, as part of my Inquiry, had access to the file concerned  {EDIT . . . here is the reference}  and you will note, if you take the trouble to re-read my email of 30 March, that I indicated to you that because of privacy considerations which might arise and your custom of publishing on the Internet correspondence you receive from me in connection with the Inquiry, I was not prepared to identify the names of the persons charged as a result of your undercover duties.  I indicated I would be happy to provide that information to you on your undertaking not to publish it but no such undertaking has been provided.

I await your reply.

Bruce Squire QC

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●  My formal response to the “independent” investigator . . .

7 May 2009

Mr Bruce Squire QC
Featherston Chambers
PO Box 10-157
Wellington

Dear Mr Bruce Squire QC

WHAIKA TE WHAKAPONO:   Seek for the Truth — Follow the Truth

Thank you for your letter of 6 May 2009 regarding our interview dates

I will gladly travel to Wellington for an appointment with you, Mr Squire, and advise that I will be available any time as from the week commencing Monday, 22 June 2009

Please make those arrangements necessary for your purpose and advise me the time, date and street address of venue

Thank you . . .

Yours sincerely

Patrick  O’Brien
X-Constable 3667

link:   original, digitally signed document is here

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●  Email (9) from the “independent” investigator:

Full email headershere
From:  Featherston Chambers
To:  O’Brien
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009
Subject: Re Proposed meeting

Dear Mr O’Brien

Re:  Police Inquiry

I have received your letter of 7 May 2009.

Unfortunately I have other commitments in the week commencing 22 June 2009 which will occupy me the whole of that week and part of the succeeding week. It was for that reason that I suggested we meet either in the weeks of 8 June 2009 or 15 June 2009 whichever best suited you.

Assuming that dates within those weeks are not suitable to you and having regard to other commitments I have, the next available time for me would be in the week commencing 13 July or, depending on dates within it, the next week commencing 20 July.

Would you please let me know whether you are available to travel to Wellington for the interview in either of those weeks (assuming the earlier weeks are not convenient) and if you have any preferable dates within those weeks, indicate which date or dates would suit you best.

I await your reply.

Bruce Squire QC

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●  My formal response to the “independent” investigator . . .

19 May 2009

Mr Bruce Squire QC
Featherston Chambers
PO Box 10-157
Wellington

Dear Mr Bruce Squire QC

WHAIKA TE WHAKAPONO:   Seek for the Truth  —  Follow the Truth

Thank you for responding to my letter of 7 May 2009 regarding our interview dates.  Your email on 18 May {above} refers

I apologise that my intended meaning was unclear:

Given your amended dates, Mr Squire, I will gladly meet you in Wellington any time as from the week commencing Monday, 20 July 2009 . . . and on any day of any week that follows

Please make those arrangements necessary for your purpose and advise me the time, date and street address of venue

Thank you

Yours sincerely

Patrick  O’Brien
X-Constable 3667

link:  original, digitally document is here

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●  Email (10) from the “independent” investigator:

Full email headershere
From:  Featherston Chambers
To:  O’Brien
Sent:  Thursday, July 9, 2009
Subject:  Re Police Inquiry

I refer to your letter of 19 May 2009 sent to me by email and write to enquire whether you would be available to attend my Chambers for the purposes of interview on Thursday 30 July next at 10.00am.  As I indicated in previous correspondence, I propose to have a senior Police Officer present at the interview.  The Police Officer that has been assigned to assist me in this regard is Inspector Ross Grantham {reference here} of the Wellington Police who has indicated to me that he is available to attend an interview on that date.

I understand from Police National Headquarters that the file you have requested {reference here} is to be sent to me shortly.

I should be obliged if you would let me have your advice as to whether you are available on 30 July as soon as possible so that I may put in place the necessary arrangements for the interview.

Bruce Squire QC

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●  My formal response to the “independent” investigator . . .

13 July 2009

Mr Bruce Squire QC
Featherston Chambers
PO Box 10-157
Wellington

Dear Mr Bruce Squire QC

WHAIKA TE WHAKAPONO:   Seek for the Truth — Follow the Truth

I refer your 9 July email {above} and confirm my attendance in Wellington for our interview

Please make those arrangements necessary for your purpose and advise me the . . . street address of venue

 Thank you

Yours sincerely

Patrick O’Brien
X-Constable 3667

link:  original, digitally signed document here

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●  Email (11) from the “independent” investigator:

 Full email headershere
From:  Featherston Chambers
To:  O’Brien
Sent:  Wednesday, 15 July, 2009
Subject:  Police Inquiry

I have received your letter of 13 July 2009 confirming your availability for interview on Thursday 30 July next at 10.00am.  I propose to conduct the interview at my Chambers which are located at Level 11, Gen-I House, 109 Featherston Street, Wellington.  For ease of reference 109 Featherston Street is at the intersection of Featherston and Waring Taylor Streets.  If you have any difficult locating the venue please telephone me on {edit} on your arrival in Wellington and I will give you the necessary directions.

I propose to commence the interview at 10.00am if that is suitable to you in terms of your travelling arrangements.  If not, a later commencement time can be scheduled to accommodate you.  I have set aside the whole day for the interview and it perhaps be wise if you were to make your travel arrangements accordingly.

The file which you have previously requested from Police National Headquarters {reference here} has been delivered to my Chambers and will be available to you at the interview.

If there is any further information you require would you please let me know.  Failing that I look forward to seeing you on 30 July next.

B. Squire QC

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●  My formal response to the “independent” investigator . . .

21 July 2009

Mr Bruce Squire QC
Featherston Chambers
PO Box 10-157
Wellington

Dear Mr Bruce Squire QC

WHAIKA TE WHAKAPONO:   Seek for the Truth — Follow the Truth

Thank you for your 15 July email with directions to your Chambers

My intention is to fully cooperate with you at interview and I will write again under separate cover, probably in the body of an email message, regarding my travel arrangements

I look forward to meeting you, Mr Squire . . .

Thank you

Yours sincerely

Patrick O’Brien
X-Constable 3667

link:   original, digitally signed document here soon

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FOOTNOTE:

With regards video recordings of interviews, “Judges Rules” apply:

• See Practice Note No. 5 ~ Dame Sian Elias, 16 July 2007
Download — PDF

• Also see FILE NOTES of Interview:

https://obrien.wordpress.com/legal/police/interview/

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