The Irish Independent reports that a superintendent from Donegal has said that John White had not been given instructions to engage in tough interviews – contrary to what John White alleges.
John McGinley, who retired after being criticised in a Morris Tribunal report, said Det Sgt John White had not been given instructions to engage in tough interviews while probing Richie Barron’s death. “There were no instructions given to anybody to go outside the just treatment of persons in custody rules, or Criminal Justice Act of ’84, in any shape or form,” he told the tribunal.
“These structures are in place to ensure that such abuses don’t happen, I am disappointed and saddened that it did happen, as alleged.
“However, if two people go into an interview room and do something such as that there is very little that anybody can do about it at the time.”
The Irish Examiner reports the same story here.