Police shootings prove contempt laws are not fit for purpose – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2012 in contempt of court, firearms, media, news, police, privilege by tracey

“Watching the press conference by Greater Manchester Police, I was not the only journalist to remark that it looked and sounded more like one held by police in the USA where contempt laws hold no sway in the run-up to a trial. Here, as soon as someone is arrested, no one should publish anything which might cause a substantial risk of serious prejudice or serious impediment to the proceedings that might take place.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk