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Correcting the falsehoods ...

Post by honestbroker1 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:12 pm

And upholding reliable statements at UK (sometimesIN)Justice

https://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.p ... 7060.10380

Did Eddie alert to a coconut, or didn't he?

Eleanor produced this link:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... shell.html

The report by Wiltshire Police into the whole HdLG debacle confirms what the link Eleanor provides says. It also describes the sequence of events leading up to the discovery and misidentification of the coconut as (potentially) a fragment of human skull.

The original misidentification was by a human anthropologist.

The exhibit, labelled for the investigation, jar/6, was presented to Eddie, who gave an indication suggestive of human remains.

Said exhibit was sent to a laboratory in Oxford for formal identification and there identified as a coconut or piece of timber.

Whilst it's possible Eddie might have alerted to something unrelated in the vicinity also within his scent range, unfortunately for Grime, we have the (corrupted) Praia da Luz record of the 'inspection' in the gym to tell us how these inspections are supposed to be conducted.

1. You choose an area

2. You have the dog reconnoitre the area in advance to rule out prior scents.

3. You introduce, into that area anything you want the dog to test.

By that means, you ensure that if the dog alerts, it is to what you have introduced, not to any scent that existed before.

According to the 'official' record of the PdL inspection in the gym, there was a gap of just 1 minute between the 'prior' reconnoitre and the official inspection of the clothing.

Had it all been done as it should have been, the clothes should have been packed and outside the dogs' scent-range during the prior reconnoitre, and there should have been a considerable gap between the reconnoitre and the start of the official inspection during which the clothes were unpacked and laid out.

With good reason, Harrison, after witnessing both inspections at villa and gym, issued PJ personnel with translated NPIA literature on how to conduct dog-inspections in buildings and vehicles.

There is little doubt the PJ cribbed from those instructions without really understanding what they were reading in writing up their 'official record' of that 'inspection'.

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Re: Correcting the falsehoods ...

Post by honestbroker1 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:10 pm

From the 'official' record of the inspection at the gym:
1. Between 23h20 and 23h30 the two dogs were allowed to reconoitre the entire area to guarantee that there were no existing odours - and none were detected by them.

2. Between 23h30 and 23h40 items from the box labelled 'common room' were inspected by the blood dog without result.
- At 23h41 the cadaver dog began its inspection and 'marked' some clothing on the edge of the area. The inspection ended at 23h52 with the clothing having been collected for later direct examination and photographic report.
So the 'prior inspection' of the gym ended at 2230, and the inspection-proper of the clothing began at 2230.

If things had been done the way they should have been, the clothing would have been packed and outside the dogs' scent-range during the prior inspection, and there would have been a long gap between completion of the prior inspection and commencement of the actual search while clothing was unpacked and then laid out for the dogs to inspect.

Of course, neither dog should have had any physical contact with any item inspected.
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Re: Correcting the falsehoods ...

Post by honestbroker1 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:32 pm

Only after witnessing both inspections at villa and gym did Mark Harrison issue PJ personnel with translated NPIA instructions on how to conduct dog-inspections in vehicles and buildings:
On 03-08-07 PJ and GNR officers were given instruction based on translated extracts from NPIA doctrine on search management and procedures. This focused on search procedures relating to buildings and vehicles.
As Grime understood, and exploited to the full, he had Harrison over a barrel, as both men were a party to the marketing fraud of the non-existent "E"VRD.

Given that constraint, Harrison, at least motivated by a genuine desire to try to solve the crime, played his hand with considerable skill, doing just enough to draw the, fortunately, attentive and honest Portuguese prosecutors to the key points that clearly demonstrated the McCanns had (have!) no case to answer.

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Re: Correcting the falsehoods ...

Post by honestbroker1 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:43 am

A further point to note is that, in the way clothing was taken from villa to gym, principles of cross-contamination of a death scent were disregarded, with everything 'alerted to' coming out of the one, bog-standard cardboard, box, making a nonsense of the supposition that anyone, at the gym, would have been the slightest bit concerned about 'pre-existing scents

With good reason, Grime was quizzed in his rogatory interview about principles of cross contamination of a death scent and confirmed, as is true, that cross-contamination is immediate.

Why, then, did Grime ignore the principle?

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Re: Correcting the falsehoods ...

Post by honestbroker1 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:56 pm

https://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.p ... 7060.10485

Davel writes:
According to the BDO report eddie did alert to a coconut....and as I recall from posts on this forum Grime did use the video of Luz to promote his business
True, but worse, for the Praia da Luz inspection of vehicles alone of them all, Grime wore a white crime-scene protection suit, tending to suggest that there was some sort of corrupt prior agreement that if anything 'spectacular' were to come of the inspection of vehicles, Grime would be handed the video for private and promotional use.

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