Police and political conspiracy over Bruce Lehrmann case ‘possible, if not probable’, inquiry told

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ACT director of public prosecutions Shane Drumgold tells inquiry of his concerns over the ‘passion’ a number of officers held about the case not proceeding

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The chief prosecutor in the trial of Bruce Lehrmann says he thought it was possible there was a conspiracy involving police and politicians to ensure the former Coalition staffer walked free.

The ACT director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold SC, is the first witness at an independent inquiry investigating the prosecution of Lehrmann, who was accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins.

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