Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another One Bites The Dust

Talking of the police and their 'arrest first' policy, there's been another case of the thing that never happens.

Note this bit:
Gemma Capon, 20, invented the allegation after she and Graham Tysoe's turbulent six-month relationship came to an end.

She told detectives he forced his way into their home and attacked her on the living room sofa.

Mr Tysoe, also 20, was arrested in front of colleagues at the pub where he works as a chef and held for almost 24 hours.

He was interviewed, had his DNA, fingerprints and mugshot taken and was subjected to intrusive forensic examinations.

When police confronted Capon with discrepancies in her story a day later she confessed that she had made it all up and was charged with wasting police time.
So this was never a 'He said, She Said' - they never had sex anyway, which is kind of important in a rape case (the laws not as complex as some people would have you believe). Ditto, there's no evidence of forced entry, and the complaint falls apart as soon it's seriously questioned - but that's still enough to put an innocent man through the mill.

Key question: did they do all this to the victim - the real one - in spite of the weakness of the complaint or because of it? In other words, did they rush it all through before the case fell apart?

Apparently, the new policy is 'zero tolerance for made up crimes against women'.

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