Gardaí have moved to reassure the public that a review of homicides has found no discrepancy in the way they were investigated.
A review is underway into how a number of killings were classified – and fears have been raised that the figures could be incorrect, which would cause further problems for the beleaguered force.
A special investigation into 41 homicides is underway, with a report due to be delivered to the Policing Authority on Thursday.
Deputy Commissioner John Twomey said he is satisfied the crimes were properly investigated.
“There are some some minor issues in relation to the classification but the key and most important point in all of this is the investigation that was conducted,” he said.
“We have done an examination and what we call a triangulation between the data and the investigations conducted by the SIOs and we are absolutely satisfied that there was a full and proper investigation into each and every one of these deaths.”
Fr Niall Molloy PM July 8th July 1985
1 subdural Haemorrage associated with bruising to right eye socket
2 Slight enlargement of left ventricle of heart associated with a mild to moderate degree of atheroma of coronary arteries – insufficient to cause death.
Death primarily the result of No 1 head injury
Pathological opinions on the cause of Pulmonary Oedema
No 2 Above might be at varience with a ‘ Cerebral Lung’ explanation e.g. inhalation of vomit , no evidence on clothes or at scene or heart disease – not severe.
Further investigation : Micropsy for evidence of hypertension
2 Neuropathological opinion on brain. Report in early August ‘85
( Harbison’s Signature 8th / July / 1985 )
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