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Australia William Tyrrell foster family slam 'cavalier' police work

11:40  14 february  2020
11:40  14 february  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Inquest also hears local resident told police he saw two cars – one with a boy in a Spider-Man suit – drive away.

William Tyrrell ’s foster mother has told a Sydney court a homicide commander accused of saying “no one A Sydney court has heard William Tyrrell ’s foster mother slam a police commander for his The foster mother was in court as a defence witness for former lead investigator Gary Jubelin, who is

William Tyrrell's foster family has blasted the "personal agendas" of police behind the prosecution of former detective Gary Jubelin, saying the investigation into the boy's disappearance has been "cavalier" following his removal.

Jubelin is defending four charges of illegally recording elderly neighbour Paul Savage during an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of the three-year-old from NSW's mid-north coast.

William Tyrrell ex-investigator's police interviews revealed

  William Tyrrell ex-investigator's police interviews revealed Footage of former lead William Tyrrell investigator Gary Jubelin being questioned by police has been released as a magistrate considers charges against him. The video shows Mr Jubelin, who faces accusations of making illegal recordings of person of interest Paul Savage, standing by his decisions.Mr Jubelin led the investigation into the 2014 disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrrell from a property on the New South Wales Mid North Coast. © 9News Footage has emerged showing ex-cop Gary Jubelin's interviews with police.

William Tyrrell ’s foster parents are set to slam the police handling of the toddler’s homicide case, claiming internal politics and in-fighting has derailed the investigation. In episodes six and seven of the Where’s William Tyrrell ? podcast, to be released next week, the three-year-old’s foster parents

William Tyrrell may still be alive and police pursuing 'active leads', court told. The foster mother said she was still working with police to reconstruct the man’s appearance with software but In a police video aired in court, taken in a backyard six days after William vanished on 12 September, his

Mr Savage, 75, denies any involvement in William's disappearance.

Outside court on Friday, a spokeswoman for the family detailed their "grave concerns" over the investigation's mismanagement since Jubelin was stood down in 2019.

a young boy sitting on a chair: William Tyrrell went missing in 2014, aged three. © AAP William Tyrrell went missing in 2014, aged three.

"We hold deep fears for those families coming behind us and question how they might trust senior police to put their personal agendas, ambitions and bias aside to focus on solving these horrendous crimes," Alice Collins said.

"There needs to be greater transparency and accountability within NSW Police which can only be achieved through institutional change."

The comments follow a 10-day hearing into Jubelin's alleged offending which aired a number of difficulties and internal tensions during the probe.

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  William Tyrrell might have accidentally been run over by neighbour, court hears Gary Jubelin, a former homicide detective who led the investigation into William's disappearance, is in court accused of illegally recording conversations.A former homicide detective who led the investigation into William Tyrrell's disappearance hypothesised during a police interview that the three-year-old may have been killed accidentally by a neighbour's wife who has since died.

Police have renewed their efforts to find missing toddler William Tyrrell . Four years after he disappeared, police have announced they will begin a four-week search of bushland at Kendall on the New South Wales William Tyrrell 's foster family vows to keep searching for ‘precious little boy’.

Police statement of William Tyrrell 's foster grandmother released by inquest. She was one of the last two people to see him alive in her north NSW When William Tyrrell 's foster grandmother was asked who would want to harm the little boy, she could only suggest one person - a man who lived nearby.

Jubelin claimed then-homicide commander Superintendent Scott Cook in 2017 said "no one cares" about William.

The boy's foster mother said Supt Cook made similar remarks to her in 2019.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Former NSW Detective Gary Jubelin is on trial over alleged illegal recordings. © Bianca De Marchi/AAP Former NSW Detective Gary Jubelin is on trial over alleged illegal recordings.

Supt Cook denies the accusation and Commissioner Mick Fuller this week released a statement supporting him as "exemplifying the definition of a leader".

Jubelin claims the recordings he made were lawful as they were made to protect himself in the event Mr Savage made a complaint or self-harmed and his colleagues didn't defend him.

His barrister, Margaret Cunneen SC, used her closing address on Friday to argue statements Mr Savage made during the proceedings - which contradicted the tapes of the conversations - and testimonies from former colleagues with an "axe to grind" were evidence of the interest Jubelin had in making the recordings.

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  Tyrrell's foster-mother claims head of homicide told her she's 'not the only victim of crime' William, 3, vanished from his foster-grandmother's house at Kendall on the NSW Mid-North Coast in 2014.William Tyrrell's foster-mother has left court in tears after claiming that a former commander of the NSW Police homicide squad, Scott Cook, told her during a coronial inquest last year that she and her husband are "not the only ... victims of crime".

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In a statement, police said investigators in the case “would like to acknowledge the continued strength and courage of William Tyrrell ’s families today … The inquest would be “an opportunity to test information and evidence gathered by Strike Force Rosann and further the investigation”, police said.

Jubelin had proved himself an honest man and Mr Savage's privacy had already been taken away by the NSW Supreme Court through surveillance warrants, Ms Cunneen said.

"This is the prosecution of a fine servant of our state over many, many years with many successes on his record," she told Downing Centre Local Court.

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Paul Savage. © AAP Paul Savage.

She said Jubelin's prosecution was an extraordinary attack on "a veteran homicide investigator with a totally unblemished record as a police officer who, if he has committed an offence, has done so in the dogged and determined and professional exercise of his duty".

But prosecutor Philip Hogan said that was an excuse Jubelin came up with after finding himself in hot water over his "entirely improper inquisition on a vulnerable old man".

Jubelin violated Mr Savage's rights in circumstances where he didn't care if he was breaking the law or not, he said.

Mr Hogan accused Jubelin, 57, of making speeches instead of answering questions, avoiding responsibility for his actions, shifting blame and being untruthful.

A decision to find Jubelin had a legitimate interest in recording the conversation would render "comprehensive frameworks" around privacy and police surveillance "completely useless", the prosecutor said.

"The defence that has been asserted simply doesn't exist. No individual police officer is above the law."

Magistrate Ross Hudson reserved his decision until April 6.

Jubelin - who quit the force in 2019 - told reporters outside court he held no animosity towards NSW Police but was frustrated William hadn't been found.

"I look at the resources that have been put into prosecuting me and I just can't help but think that would have been better if those resources were put into finding out what happened to him," he said.

Former detective Gary Jubelin breached surveillance warrants in William Tyrrell investigation, court hears .
A Sydney court considers whether former detective Gary Jubelin illegally recorded conversations during the investigation into missing NSW Mid North Coast boy William Tyrrell.Former detective Gary Jubelin allegedly contravened surveillance warrants by making recordings of a person of interest in the William Tyrrell investigation on his own mobile phone, a Sydney court has heard.

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