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This article was published 28/7/2008 (3166 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The plot thickens.The Taman inquiry was expected to have four or five highly anticipated appearances. Former ESP Police Chief Harry Bakema
was one. So was current ESP Chief Norm Carter
. The surprise appearance of WPS Chief Keith McCaskill
was somewhat dramatic, as was the testimony of WPS Sgt. Sean Black
, the man who hosted the party the morning of Crystal Taman's
death.For my money, the second-most anticipated testimony will start today with the swearing in of special prosecutor Marty Minuk
. (The most anticipated testimony will come later in August when Derek Harvey-Zenk
, the man who killed Taman, takes the stand.) It was Minuk's decision to drop alcohol-related charges against Harvey-Zenk that sparked the public outrage that sparked the inquiry. And it will be unique testimony we hear today - rarely if ever is a prosecutor asked to explain his "work product," the reasoning he employed for an important decision. This will provide an unprecedented look deep into the heart of the horse trading that goes on daily in the justice system.More later.....-30-