Amid the furore of ' a crazy cop' little was said or printed about the police manipulating and twisting evidence to get convictions -- using criminal records on other people, who were particularly vulnerable, to beef up a thin case when they were quite aware they lacked real evidence.
THE 1970's were a playground for unaccountable cops and cops that turned a blind eye to what other cops did in the 'misconduct' arena.
Meiklejohn warned Benson and Kurr that nosey cop Chief Inspector Clarke was getting ready to pounce.
All such investigations have been 'cosmetic' and ' a publicity stunt' in order to allay public fears.
Clarke was trapped, he'd been to Yonge's several times on invites - they were both brother freemasons.
A villain, Walters also said he had bribed Clarke and had a letter proving it.
Firstly they gave the reason it was bad for business, then on the grounds it would sour relations.
It also came about that the police would only take part if they could have a script and cases they were willing to discuss (we would be forbidden to ask anything they did not like or unexpectedly put to them of an embarrassing nature) We said no, as this would not get a proper response on air especially to cases they would prefer not to discuss.
There was a Judicial and Government cover-up with a trail made deliberately confusing that led all the way to the Lord Chief Justice whose intervention made sure that Stephen Ward was found guilty -- he had to be sacrificed for the sake of John Profumo the then Secretary of State for War in the Macmillan Government in the 1960's -- when the State decided to lie, cheat and deceive, using its powers to put an innocent citizen in prison for the sake of minimising a scandal and what they considered; the greater good! one died, one retired and went into hiding in Australia and simply vanished?