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Mon May 11, 2020, 05:02 PM

Interpol issues red notice for 'fugitive' Anne Sacoolas

An Interpol notice has been circulated worldwide making Anne Sacoolas in effect a fugitive from justice if she sets foot outside her native United States...

Radd Seiger, a lawyer for the Dunn family, said Northamptonshire police had confirmed that the Interpol notice had been issued, adding that this meant in the Foreign Office’s view she did not have diplomatic immunity at the time of her initial arrest. “Red notices would not be served on valid diplomats,” he said. “It means she would be arrested if she sought to leave the United States.” He continued: “It is time for her to come back to the UK and on behalf of the family I urge the authorities both in London and Washington to make that happen. It is time to do the right thing.” He said she would receive a fair trial in the UK...

A red notice has been described as an international wanted person’s notice but is not in itself an arrest warrant.. . It cannot compel the law enforcement authorities in any country to arrest someone who is the subject of a red notice. Each member country decides what legal value it gives to a red notice and the authority of their law enforcement officers to make arrests.


... The US State Department continues to insist that at the time of the accident, and for the duration of her time in the UK, Ms Sacoolas had immunity from criminal jurisdiction.


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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 05:13 PM

1. Good

The sad thing is that this did not need to escalate like this. It was no doubt an accident. Whatever happened it would not have resulted in jail time - the UK is not the US - in terms of judicial overreach. There are no winners here but she should have had the balls to take the consequences of her actions.

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Mon May 11, 2020, 05:23 PM

2. Traffic accident involving at least negligence...

... The teenager’s family is seeking a judicial review into the Foreign Office’s handling of their son’s death, after their lawyer accused Dominic Raab of a “scandalous attempted cover-up of the truth”.

They also want to arrange a meeting with the commander of the US base following claims of “three near-misses” involving its staff since Harry’s death. It has been alleged that Ms Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision with Mr Dunn’s motorcycle...


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Mon May 11, 2020, 05:34 PM

3. Yeah but even if found guilty for that

I cannot see that meeting sentencing guidelines for being locked up. And legally speaking, even if others have been driving on the wrong side of the road that would not meet any evidential tests to be allowed into court. I could be wrong, and is a long time since I did my law degree, but it seems a bit of a stretch.

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