Suspect re-interviewed: how is the MOJ saving money?
This week I attended a child protection conference with a barrister at a solicitor’s office in the West Midlands. The solicitor told the barrister, his client had been RE-INTERVIEWED by the police. The reason was obvious: ALS. The MOJ’s preferred agency, West Midlands Police have a contract with, supplied the wrong dialect interpreter. The interview was completed with the wrong interpreter but afterwards the defendant told her solicitor that she did not understand the interpreter, therefore the first interview was scrapped and she was re-interviewed with the correct interpreter.
Please can anyone tell me, how the 18 million is being saved especially if suspects are spending unnecessary time in police cells? In addition, they are interviewed more than once, for the same allegations.