Crewe Review: Report by Independent Counsel, Mr David Jones QC
In May 2013, Mr David Jones QC accepted appointment as independent counsel to oversee the NZ Police Review into the Crewe homicides. The Review was initiated by Commissioner Howard Broad in October 2010 as a result of an approach by Rochelle Crewe. The Review had terms of reference which are set out in the Preface to the Review document.
Mr Jones' role has involved working with the Review Team to assess the work being undertaken and provide advice and other input as necessary. Mr Jones' involvement has enabled him to:
- meet and consult with members of the Review Team as required, discuss the substance of the Review, provide input as to methodology and structure and assist identifying lines of enquiry to pursue, where appropriate;
- consider the Review document and supporting materials and provide my assessment as to the efficacy and thoroughness of the Review;
- consider the conclusions reached in the Review, comment on principal findings and provide his assessment of the legitimacy of such findings.