In more bad news for Bill – Complaint over police handling of Todd Barclay case received by Independent Police Conduct Authority
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has received a complaint about police handling of the original investigation into the allegations of embattled National MP Todd Barclay’s involvement in a secret taping scandal.
Last week police re-opened the case and authority case resolution manager Sarah Goodall said the complaint about the original investigation was received on June 21, sparked by renewed media interest in the case.
It came from someone not personally involved in the case and was thus classified as a “principled complaint,” Goodall said.
“We are currently assessing information in accordance with our normal processes and determining what, if any, action to take,” Goodall said.
Compare with the police raids on media organisations in search of the Ambrose tape. Given English and National’s long history of intimidating critics and the media, you do have to wonder if something went on behind the scenes here.