Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 23/7/2008 (2841 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Wednesday is NOT expected to be a big day at the inquiry. Commission counsel has indicated he would like to get through four witnesses today. Given that there is usually a fairly long (1.5-2.0 hr) direct examination, and then cross examinations by three or four other lawyers (for WPS officers, this includes Taman family lawyer, and lawyers for WPA, WPS and Derek Harvey-Zenk
) and then a re-direct by commission counsel, that is one ambitious plan.I say Not expected to be a big day because we're hearing from four additional cops who were at Sgt. Sean Black's
house the night and early morning before Crystal Taman
was killed by Harvey-Zenk. As has been noted in the blog and in dead-tree columns, the testimony has been improbably consistent. All have forgotten the same things, all remember the same things and all have used the same language to explain why their memories are so unreliable.If the inquiry completes the work load it has set for today, then Thursday could be a very interesting day. We are scheduled to hear from two investigators from the WPS Professional Standards Unit, which was inexplicably called in to help with the criminal investigation of Harvey-Zenk.More later.-30-