The SST reports:
Lawyers have condemned a move that saw a court fooled into prosecuting an undercover cop to boost his criminal standing.
Police are defending the move because of the dangerous nature of undercover work, but a leading barrister says it is an “an abuse of process hitherto unknown” in the legal system.
Documents show the fake prosecution was signed off in 2010 by Chief District Court Judge Russell Johnson, who has since died.
If the Police had done it without the co-operation of the judiciary then I would be outraged. But I have no problems with this being done, as part of Police undercover work if there so long as the Chief DCJ signed it off.Tags: Police