find_bruce wrote:mikesbytes wrote:Is this inquest a prosecution vs defense situation?
No Mike they a coroner's inquiry is very different.
While a coronial inquiry should be simply about getting the fact straight, sadly there are always vested interests and people's own bias involved. From the snippets of reporting we've had we can clearly see the police are on the back foot and being defensive regarding the inquiry. From the reporting I've read the police have been borderline combative to dispute viewpoints other than the one they've held. It is human nature to be defensive of positions taken, but it certainly isn't a good look for the AFP.
"Police re-creations showed the bike was "virtually indistinguishable" in the dark, with the rear red light on Hall's bicycle difficult to see."
"Senior Constable Potts said he wouldn't describe the strip as illuminating but agreed the bag had been on the bike."
The former flies in the face of REAL video evidence as opposed to the police 're-creation'. The latter just is evasive and defensive answering of questions. And from what I can tell the police 're-creation' long after the event, it smacks of preparation for the coronial inquest rather than investigation relating to potential charges.