HET methodology criticised

A Troubles victim has criticised the HET’s methodology on ballistics and forensic analysis in its investigations.

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    To be honest, I’ve long thought the HET isn’t sexy enough. We need to make it a bit more CSI.

    But how, damn it? How?!
    *Bangs desk with fist*

  • If they are going to do it – do it right

    They spend gazillions on Bloddy Sunday… which doesn’t need much imagination to work out what happened on the day…

    yet in comparison spend pence when it comes to a bit of hard detective grafting….

    i hate half jobs – what’s the point…

  • yeah but

    ‘They spend gazillions on Bloddy Sunday… which doesn’t need much imagination to work out what happened on the day…

    yet in comparison spend pence when it comes to a bit of hard detective grafting….

    i hate half jobs – what’s the point… ‘

    Problem is that the HET are re-investigating cases that were at least somewhat investigated as crimes in the first instance. Not so Bloody Sunday.

  • Problem is that the HET are re-investigating cases that were at least somewhat investigated as crimes in the first instance. Not so Bloody Sunday.

    and the bill for Bloody Sunday in comparison?

    despite numerous news crews at the scene… eye witness accounts etc etc etc…

    yet the HET have an inadequate budget for hard graft…

  • heck

    maybe they don’t want to test them incase there are a lot of UDR guns

  • picador

    It seems that testing recovered weapons for low-copy DNA evidence is at issue.

    However this is a discredited technique, most recently used to implicate the McCann family in the disappearance of their daughter in Portugal.

  • joeCanuck

    It looked like a good idea at the time to set up this Team. Time seems to have proven, unfortunately, that it was seriously overoptimistic to expect any resultant prosecutions. Time to let it go.