NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 28 Apr, 2021 18:00 am

Former police officer Jamie Foster seeks to challenge rape conviction in Supreme Court

Former police officer Jamie Foster seeks to challenge rape conviction in Supreme Court
Mother speaks out: 'The justice system and the NZ Police have failed him and my family.'

And his mother, Jackie Foster, is speaking out against what she calls a failed justice system, an unprepared Court of Appeal, and a process that has left her exasperated.Photo / Doug Sherring The Court of Appeal, in its decision last month, agreed with aspects of Foster's case for a miscarriage of justice, but was "not satisfied there is a reasonable possibility" that other verdicts would have been reached.But Jackie Foster told the Herald the Court of Appeal judges were unprepared, having not looked at all of the material their lawyer sent through three weeks before the hearing - 51 pages of submissions, a USB stick with video footage and a 145-page memorandum of material."As a mother, I could not believe how unprepared our Court of Appeal was.

" A spokesperson for the Court of Appeal said an unfortunate "administrative error" had occurred, and the materials were re-sent to the judges just after 11.Jamie Foster was convicted of indecent assault and sexual violation, and lost his appeal - but is now seeking for the Supreme Court to reconsider his case.

Read full story at nzherald.co.nz