A Garda checkpoint
Conor Lally, in The Irish Times, reports:
Garda breath testing figures were “out of kilter” by six million at one point, the Oireachtas Committee on Justice has heard.
Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan, who carried out an internal review of the inflated figures, which concluded that breath test numbers were inflated by 1.4 million in a seven year period, made the admission on Wednesday morning.
…[Mr O’Sullivan said:] “Part of my recommendations are that in future there is joint training between GISC and the guards.”
He said there were “two interpretations on how the figures were to be recorded” and that he had heard disagreement as to what numbers should go into what boxes on the force’s Pulse computer system.
“For me, it resulted in significant data… In fact at one stage the figures were six million of out kilter.”
Mr O’Sullivan said neither the individual gardaí nor the call takers at GISC understood each other’s position in the process. This was because their training was different and their instruction manuals were not the same.
— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) October 4, 2017
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