Originally Posted by Elamarna
I think the issue Mizen may have faced was a possible perception of failure in many, not only one, area.
Indeed but for his testimony on Monday 1st, there may well have been press claims on the 2nd, of not just incompetence, but negligence, whether such was justified or not.
It maybe it is not what he did or did not do, but how he may have considered the press would report such, and the public react.
Yes, I'm sure you're right. And, of course, I was wrong in my earlier post: based upon a literal interpretation of the Police Code he was negligent in failing to take particulars as a crime had, indeed, taken place.