Friday, December 14, 2012

David Bain: New Zealand: Justice Ian Binnie's report recommending compensation for botched case comes under attack. APNZ. (Links to Justice Binnie's report and to a peer review critique.) APNZ.

 STORY:  "Report recommending Bain compensation is 'flawed'," by reporter Audrey Young, published by APNZ on December 13, 2012,

GIST:  "Police do not accept Justice Ian Binnie's opinion that the police investigation into the Bain family murders contained egregious errors. Justice Minister Judith Collins today released the report written by Mr Binnie, a retired Supreme Court judge of Canada, and the highly critical peer review by former High Court judge Robert Fisher. Justice Binnie's report recommends Mr Bain be compensated, while Dr Fisher's says his report is flawed and would not withstand scrutiny.
Justice Binnie's report also says the "egregious errors" of the Dunedin police that led to the wrongful conviction means that compensation should be paid, but the police have defended their investigation."

The entire story - and link to Justice Binnie's report -  can be found at:

Comprehensive Wikipedia entry:

Toronto Star story: "Former Canadian  judge embroiled in New Zealand wrongful conviction case."


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