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Sophie Toscan du Plantier Document Round-up
Links to various public documents, official and otherwise, which can be hard to find these days. Arm yourself with as many facts as possible!
Irish DPP Report, 2001
I found this PDF upload of the original Microsoft Word document on Scribd. It took a long time and many clarifications from the police, but the Irish Director of Public Prosecutions eventually issued this secret report in 2001. It was made public in 2014 during one of the many court cases.
However, the Scribd document is behind a paywall, and someone else has set up a simple website so that you can read the 44-page report for free. As far as I can tell from test of a few samples, this is the full unedited report. It is highly detailed and a forensic dismantling of much of the fluff you may have read in the media. It won’t convince anyone who already believes that Ian Bailey was the killer, but for most open-minded people it will certainly raise an eyebrow.
GSOC Report of Garda Ombudsman
In 2011/12, the Garda were investigated by their ombudsman after complaints made by Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas. Incredibly, it took 6 years for the report to be issued. It was finally published in July 2018. Why the delay?
No disciplinary proceedings were made against any individuals, and no individuals were therefore named in the report. However, there is a very significant passage that states proceedings can only be made against currently servicing police officers. By the time of this report, the key individuals who handled the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder had all retired.
It is an open question, not answered in this report, whether proceedings could have been launched had the officers not retired. It is fairly common practice for public servants to “retire” to avoid disciplinary action. We do not know if that happened in this case. Download the report here.
Fennelly Commission Report
This is a long read that will reward virtually any student of Irish police history. But for those of you following the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case, have a look at Part 12 beginning on page 605.
This is the full investigation into the incredible revelations in the Bandon Tapes, in which the Gards accidentally tapped their own phones. Download Fennelly here.
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