Thursday 21 June 2007 – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Police Association Welcomes Decision To Retry David Bain And Advocates A Televised Trial
“The NZ Police Association welcomes the Solicitor General’s decision to retry David Bain and advocates a televised trial,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.
“A retrial is absolutely necessary, said Mr O’Connor. “In fact so much of the case has been played out in the court of public opinion, influenced by sound bites and headlines, we believe there is a strong case for the trial to be televised. That way the public will have the opportunity to hear all the evidence in full, instead of select slices.”
Mr O’Connor said, “We urge New Zealander’s to take the time to examine all the evidence so they can see the whole picture for themselves, not just the selective pieces published in the media.”