The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I think within boundaries that was true. There were discussions about this. It's probably fair to say one of the biggest things I brought was not really that -- that was a particular mechanism -- is I brought critical incident training, which was an intensive roleplay over two or three days that had been developed as a result of the Lawrence Inquiry to enable senior investigators and senior officers and everybody else to know their responsibilities and to understand they would be tested all the way through, dare I say it, sir, to a public inquiry potentially. So when they started dealing with incidents involving -- particularly incidents involving death or where evidence was in question or public confidence was lost, they should prepare themselves so that they could be convincing and they should put the family interests, which is, frankly, part of the learning from Lawrence, at the heart of the matter.

One ingredient in that, but only one ingredient, involved roleplay by real journalists rather than people pretending to do that, who would ask very uncomfortable and difficult, searching questions, and this was designed to help people develop themselves so they would be more competent and able to deal, as it were, with the fury and difficulties that go with difficult investigations.

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