Family upset by publication of case review - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 04, 2013
The family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier have expressed their shock and upset that a confidential review of the case by the Director of Public Prosecutions has been published on the internet.
“Sophie’s murder is still under criminal investigation in Ireland – the file remains open – and accordingly some secrecy is necessary.Putting this on the internet is a clear violation of that secrecy necessary for any criminal investigation,” said lawyer Alain Spilliaert, who represents Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.
“The document contains the names of witnesses who made statements in confidence to the police. These people now find they are named and what they said is open for everyone to see – I have never heard of this happening before in a criminal case. It’s a scandal.”
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier DPP file 2001
I've been perusing the document and I think there should be a follow-up by the Ombudsman into the entire investigation of the murder by the Gardai.