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Loren Schinkel Police statement

Nine page statement manufactured by Loren Schinkel:
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From Dan Lett's May 6, 2000 investigative report:
. . .the statement taken by Winnipeg police when she returned for David's funeral. Monique claims the two detectives interrogating her made up a confession and forced her to sign it. She claims she wrote "I do not believe any of this" on the hand-written version of the police statement. While there is little to substantiate her allegations of coercion by police, the statement she gave them is unreliable.

Monique's statement was not tape recorded. Normally, when police compose a suspect statement by hand, the text appears as a large block; officers write down the suspect's words as best they can and then give the suspect the opportunity to look it over and make changes. Then the suspect signs the statement. A statement of this kind is not a verbatim account but a paraphrase, using as much of the suspect's own words as possible. The rationale for this approach is that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to record an interrogation by hand in verbatim form. . .

Loren Schinkel provided the Florida Court with an affidavit backing up this statement.

Read the letter of Monique's father which gives a markedly different account. One has to wonder at the impoverished imagination which wrote the "heavy petting", the "touchy feel", and the "intercourse on one occasion".

Monique Turenne had never heard of this statement until an extradition hearing in 1998 when a Manitoba Crown attorney representing Florida read from a copy. The originals are apparently in Florida.

Nov. 2002: Monique Turenne's father writes to Law Enforcement Review Agency


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