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In a child abuse interview with police. The officer

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in a child sexual abuse interview with police. The officer forgot to put start and date time on said taped interview. and stated " i have forgotten something " - 5 minutes later said " oh I know what it was, I forgot to put start and date time "
My question is : - Is this a point of Law
Thank you
Graham **********
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Not really.
Not unless there is some significance in the time.
Police officers have no idea of the rules of evidence and most ABEs offend. That is why they are edited at court.
The reason for the time clock upon interviews originally was to stop the police stopping the tape and battering suspects into a confession. It was a different time was PACE was introduced.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
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