Official Guidelines re Video Interviewing
Ross Francis made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police
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From: Ross Francis
Dear New Zealand Police,
As part of his contribution to the Ministerial Inquiry into the Peter Ellis case, Professor Graham Davies wrote: “At the time these [evidential video] interviews were conducted in 1992, there were no official guidelines in New Zealand for interviewers in cases of alleged child abuse (Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, personal communication, 12/00). “ In response to my request for a copy of the official guidelines that existed in 1992, Detective David Kirby replied on 17 August 2017 that “’The Draft Evidential Video Interviews Guidelines 1990’ were operational in 1992.”
In 1992, were the ‘Draft Evidential Video Interview Guidelines 1990’ the official guidelines - as described by Professor Davies - in New Zealand for interviewers in cases of alleged child abuse?
Please provide me with copies of all communication from 1 March 2000 to 31 December 2000 between police and Sir Thomas Eichelbaum in relation to evidential interview guidelines.
Please provide me with copies of all communication from 1 March 2000 to 31 December 2000 between police and the Justice Ministry in relation to evidential interview guidelines.
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Ross Francis left an annotation ()
Yes Police have attached the wrong response to two of my requests but they have responded to both requests.
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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()
It looks like Police just sent a response to a different request to the email address for this request, and haven't replied to this request despite a response being months overdue? Unless, of course, they've sent that response to the email address for yet another request...
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