Army abuse trial collapses

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... and in breaking news, the first of three planned courts martial cases has collapsed thanks to RMP ineptitude.

Monkey Fiasco

A judge branded the three-year Royal Military Police (RMP) probe "seriously flawed" as he halted the first of three courts martial.

There are now calls for senior RMP officers to be investigated.
 
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As usual,the military rozzers ignore evidence in their desperation to convict.
Possibly so, but not actually presenting any to the court takes the idea of "ignoring evidence" to new levels :)
 
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"Given this ruling, the Service Prosecuting Authority and the Royal Military Police we be conducting a review to ensure that.....waaaaiiittt for it you miserable worms...LESSONS ARE LEARNED."


So that all OK then.

Except it's not. Entire drum of other worms now fully open and wriggling.
 
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Possibly so, but not actually presenting any to the court takes the idea of "ignoring evidence" to new levels :)
I do not understand the reasoning behind not recording witness statements on the grounds that they might be lying. Record the statement, submit it, call the witness and put them to cross-examination under oath by the lawyers to test the veracity of their statement - and that's the opinion of an ex-Monkey!!
 
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I liked the quote from a spokes person that despite the result they will consider if any internal discipline is required.

So Cpl X do you accept your award?

No sir, I will have another courts martial since I was aquitted.
 
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I liked the quote from a spokes person that despite the result they will consider if any internal discipline is required.

So Cpl X do you accept your award?

No sir, I will have another courts martial since I was aquitted.
Yet more astonishment. What is a court martial, if not "internal discipline"?

Exactly as you say - "No Sir, I do not accept your award. I was acquitted at CM, so you can fcuking poke it. A Service Complaint will follow".
 
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Reminds me of an incident where a young Squaddie was bottled in the queue for the kebab van. Despite there being 20-odd witnesses who saw the scrote do it and were willing to testify, the SIB decided to drop the case due to lack of evidence (apart from the hospital reports where there was a bloke with green glass in his head) and a lack of credible witnesses as, in their words "Every witness knows both the accused and the victim".

Well, seeing as it was outside the NAAFI bar on Alexandra Barracks, Aldergrove, that's pretty likely isn't it.

Makes you wonder what we employ these critters for.
 
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Reminds me of an incident where a young Squaddie was bottled in the queue for the kebab van. Despite there being 20-odd witnesses who saw the scrote do it and were willing to testify, the SIB decided to drop the case due to lack of evidence (apart from the hospital reports where there was a bloke with green glass in his head) and a lack of credible witnesses as, in their words "Every witness knows both the accused and the victim".

Well, seeing as it was outside the NAAFI bar on Alexandra Barracks, Aldergrove, that's pretty likely isn't it.

Makes you wonder what we employ these critters for.
Did the Feds drop it of their own volition, or was it after advice was received from the APA?
 
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Can anyone unfortunately say they are surprised this has happened? I'm not. They are a joke & need to be removed from the investigation of anything other than traffic offences around camps & providing CP teams.
Let CIVPOL take over the remit with a dedicated, sub-command/division with specialists of ex-mil background or suitably up skilled coppers.
 
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Reminds me of an incident where a young Squaddie was bottled in the queue for the kebab van. Despite there being 20-odd witnesses who saw the scrote do it and were willing to testify, the SIB decided to drop the case due to lack of evidence (apart from the hospital reports where there was a bloke with green glass in his head) and a lack of credible witnesses as, in their words "Every witness knows both the accused and the victim".

Well, seeing as it was outside the NAAFI bar on Alexandra Barracks, Aldergrove, that's pretty likely isn't it.

Makes you wonder what we employ these critters for.
So if a husband murders his wife (or the other way round), and the only witnesses are family members, it's NFA, because they all know each other?
 
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So if a husband murders his wife (or the other way round), and the only witnesses are family members, it's NFA, because they all know each other?
Clearly!

Does it also follow that friends and families and others known to you can never provide an alibi? Had me scratching my head at the time, I still don't understand it.
 
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Plan B: Corporal Punishment - S4-E2
Blackadder: I remember Massingbird's most famous case - the Case of the Bloody Knife. A man was found next to a murdered body. He had the knife in his hand, thirteen witnesses had seen him stab the victim and when the police arrived he said 'I'm glad I killed the bastard.' Massingbird not only got him off, he got him knighted in the New Year's Honours list, and the relatives of the victim had to pay to get the blood washed out of his jacket.
 
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