Tag: Crown prosecutor

Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

June 26, 2018 | By More
Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

The pressures that swirled around a witness in the Operation Rhino trials – including Canterbury Corrections staff apparently accessing his records – were detailed at a civil hearing where five people claim damages against the Crown.

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Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

June 25, 2018 | By More
Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

The Crown accepts it “blundered” with a 2009 trial, but a group suing for damages allege it acted with malice as part of a “win-at-all-costs” mindset.

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Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

November 30, 2017 | By More
Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

Christchurch Crown prosecutor Deidre Orchard has been appointed a District Court judge.

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Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

August 30, 2017 | By More
Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

A Crown prosecutor was abused and threatened by supporters of a 21-year-old who had just been jailed for three years for the sexual violation of a drunk woman.

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