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DPP Cover up RUC/PSNI malpractice yet again

32 CSM Press Release • 9 January 2005

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement view the recent decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions not to prosecute members of the RUC/PSNI over allegations of serious malpractice as disappointing but unsurprising.

The allegations arose out of the case of two South Down men, Martin Brogan and Mark Carroll who were charged last year of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life and membership of the real IRA. When the men finally came to trial after 14 months on remand all charges were dropped and the two men were free to go.

During the course of the trial it emerged that senior RUC figures were involved in requesting that the Forensic science laboratory delete references to a British agent involved in setting the two men up for capture. This request was made in the form of a letter, which was discovered by the men's legal representatives. It was also subsequently revealed that one Glenn Irwin of the DPP then wrote to the forensic science laboratory and asked them to remove the letter as it not affect the two men.

It also emerged that the British army were involved in contaminating items of the men's clothing in Newry RUC barracks.

The Police Ombudsman after studying the case believed that there were sufficient grounds for a prosecution to request that the DPP investigate the case.

A letter was received by Martin Brogan from the DPP stating "I have concluded that the test for prosecution is not met and I have issued a direction for no prosecution of any police officer reported."

It is no surprise that this was the finding of the DPP considering the fact that they were one of the parties to this miscarriage of justice and in reality are one of the institutions that should be under investigation. We in the 32 County Sovereignty Movement again reiterate our demand for a non British independent international inquiry in these events as it is our belief that state agencies such as the DPP are unable or unwilling to investigate other state agencies such as the RUC and the British army.












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