From the first case, it seems evidence of innocence wasn’t updated on the file. Looks like mistakes were made because people were too busy.
@sam that isn’t really the issue; it is just as possible that the evidence never existed in the first place (presumably there are many cases where it doesn’t). Evidence, sufficient to secure a conviction, s…[Read more]
This is totally a resources issue.
It can’t be entirely that. In each of these cases, the CPS felt that they had enough evidence for there to be a reasonable chance of a prosecution, meaning that they felt the accused would be more likely than not convicted based on what they would present. In one case was there actually was a conviction.