Cops planted fake bombs, then ‘discovered’ them, in order to get promotion.
A cop was involved in blackmail.
Cops coerced a man to make a false witness report.
As a result, twelve innocent people were arrested for murder.
Several of them were mistreated in custody, and the cops obtained a false confession.
Cops harassed those who were arrested, and in one case planted evidence.
None of which would have happened if cops had made sure a proper autopsy was carried out by a forensic pathologist, which would have shown there was no murder, but a hit and run.
Or if cops had preserved the scene, so evidence wasn’t lost.
Or if a cop had not gone for a drink, and because of that, wasn’t where he should have been when a hit and run happened.
It’s been six years since the Morris tribunal was set up in March 2002. Five years since it heard from the first witness. Eight reports later, the Dáil finally gets around to having a debate on what happened in Donegal.
And what’s the focus of the debate? The criticism of two politicians, and whether it was justified.
Freddy Morris must be wondering why he bothered.