colin mckinlay (Zander123)
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|Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 08:26 pm: ||
Hi Im the other brother Colin how did you fined that we are relaited this has no interest for me just want to know how you connected Tom Mckinlay Strathclyde police retired with David g Mckinlay of delray beach police its very frustrating this being a family member and not in crime work how did you fined the connection please
|Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 08:48 am: ||
I would like to hear comments from david mckinlay
of the delray beach police and his brother thomas
who is a retired police officer from houston renfrewshire recently moved to florida.
Mrs M. MacLeod
|Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 06:52 pm: ||
Shirley has my utmost sympathy. From the outset she came across as honest as the day is long. I feel thankful her father lived to see his daughter achieve justice, as it took too long and I am all for a Public Enquiry into the CPS. Thank God justice prevailed; it was nice to see a smile on Shirley's face although heaven knows what it has done to her over the years. Next up- get rid of Justice Minister Cathy!
|Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 02:44 pm: ||
Pressure continues to be applied on the Scottish Criminal Records Office to come clean.
We are particularly grateful to Ed German and Kasey Wertheim for making the CD available allowing experts to examine the evidence for themselves.
We held a very successful press conference in Edinburgh this week and received a great deal of TV, radio and press coverage.
New evidence is still coming to light and as you will read in the article below one of Scotland's top Clinical Psychologists was asked to examine Shirley on behalf of Strathclyde Police only 5 months after Marion Ross was murdered.
Professor Espie reported to the Police that not only was Shirley psychologically normal but he believed she was speaking the truth. Unusually he followed up his written report with a phone call to the police and suggested that "the most straightforward scenario was that Shirley was telling the truth and there must have been some mistake in the fingeprint evidence."
The Police reply was ominous,' that is unthinkable because of its implications.'
Professor Espie believes his report was ignored. I believe it was covered up and not followed up because of its implications for the Police case against David Asbury. I have made a criminal complaint to the Lord Advocate.
Had Professor Espie's report been acted on, or at least a second opinion elicited, Shirley would not have been traumatised, David Asbury would not have been jailed and over £1 million pounds in public money would have been saved.
There is also disturbing new evidence that SCRO might still be making mistakes. Watch this space.
Your support and encouragement as ever is critical. There is evidence that in the UK more and more experts are coming to realise just how the SCRO have pulled the wool over their eyes.
Thanks once again from Shirley and our family.
The Scotsman 23 June 2003.
Case WPC welcomes call for inquiry
CAMPAIGNERS for a former Scots police officer who lost her job after she was wrongly accused of leaving her fingerprint at a murder scene, last night called for a full public inquiry into her case. Supporters of ex-Strathclyde WPC Shirley McKie, spoke out after publishing fresh evidence which they claim casts further doubt on the decisions which led to her being charged with perjury six years ago. Ms McKie, 39, welcomed the calls, claiming she felt no nearer to justice six years after being cleared of perjury by the courts. She said: 'I can t believe that after almost six and a half years I am back again trying to get someone out there to take responsibility for this.' Ms McKie was one of the Strathclyde officers on duty after the murder of Ayrshire woman Marion Ross, who was found stabbed at her Kilmarnock home in January 1997. Following the arrest of local man David Asbury for the spinster's murder, his subsequent 13-day trial at the high court later that year heard defence claims that a fingerprint belonging to Ms McKie had contaminated the murder scene. However, under oath the WPC maintained that, although she was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene, she had never been in Ms Ross s house. Despite the defence argument that the murder scene had been contaminated by police incompetence, the jury at the High Court in Glasgow convicted Asbury on other fingerprint evidence provided by the Scottish Criminal Records Office and he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Ten months after the conviction, Shirley McKie was charged with perjury and suspended by Strathclyde Police for allegedly lying on oath, although she was later fully acquitted of any wrongdoing. Yet despite the outcome of the case and the subsequent release of Asbury on appeal due to flawed evidence the former Ayrshire WPC is still fighting the Scottish Criminal Records Office for compensation. Last night, a leading clinical psychologist who carried out an examination of Ms McKie on behalf of Strathclyde Police at the height of the perjury inquiry, spoke out for the first time on the case, claiming his original report into the matter was ignored by police. Professor Colin Espie, a professor of clinical psychology at Glasgow University, was asked by Strathclyde Police to assess Ms McKie's mental state while she was under investigation for contaminating the murder scene. In his report, he insisted she was telling the truth when she denied the fingerprint was hers. He wrote: I would regard her as a reliable historian and her story has a ring of truth. Prof Espie claimed yesterday that he believed his report had been ignored by the police and he had even written to Jim Wallace, the former justice minister, to express his concerns about the case. He said: The straightforward explanation was that Shirley McKie was telling the truth and deserves justice. My great sadness about the whole thing is that nobody took that possibility seriously at the time. Former SNP MSP Mike Russell, who has been one of Ms McKie’s most vocal supporters, added that the new evidence in the case meant there must be a public inquiry. He said: ‘All of this adds up to a major problem for Scottish justice and I’m suggesting that the time has come for a full public inquiry under an independent chairman. ‘The issue of Ms McKie’s compensation must also be settled.’ Mr Russell was backed last night by independent fingerprint expert and former Scotland Yard forensic officer, Allan Bayle, who said he was convinced the mark left at the scene did not belong to Ms McKie. He also warned that the whole case had tarnished the reputation of Scottish justice. ‘It’s getting so damaging that in the end no-one is going to accept any fingerprint evidence from Scotland,’ he said A spokesman for the Executive said that in light of the case the fingerprint bureau had undergone a ‘detailed, rigorous and thorough independent review’ by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in 2000 which made 25 recommendations and 20 suggestions. He said: ‘A review inspection carried out this year has confirmed that progress on this case continues to be made. A civil action has been raised on behalf of Ms McKie, but beyond that I cannot comment on the case as the matter is sub judice.’