Oh, I don't only blame the police in this case but the way I see it, the police have once again murdered a completely innocent bloke for absolutely no reason and got away with it in a way that no other person would have. If anyone else had committed this killing, they would have been locked up for it. Attacking elderly frail people from behind with a weapon is not generally seen as an innocent act...Unless you're a police officer it seems..
Like Mowgli and I were saying on the previous page it was the wrong charge, or at least one that clearly in this case couldn't be proved.
To say this will further run the police's reputation into the ground "and rightly so" is just wrong. It's not the police's fault. it may or may not be the fault of the CPS, juror's and barrister's.