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Police raid TV3

By Steven | February 22, 2008

It’s being reported that police are executing a search warrant in TV3’s premises.

As I’ve noted, given the case law, I’m not surprised that the police were able to obtain a warrant. An important factor for a judge in deciding whether to grant the warrant is the cogency of the evidence. Here it seems likely that TV3 have information about the identity of a confessed criminal. (NB It seems TV3 is denying that they actually know who he is).

The Court of Appeal did say that judges should be very slow to grant warrants where the search might cause confidential sources to dry up. I wonder how much that factored into the judge’s decision here.

Topics: Confidential sources, General, Search warrants | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Police raid TV3”

  1. lyndon Says:
    February 27th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    It only occured to me afterwards, but I imagine someone at TV3 would have though to put any evidence somewhere other than the building.


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