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“Inconsistent” police evidence in Dotcom case

A judge has found contradictions of evidence in the ongoing Kim Dotcom trial, branding police findings "inconsistent."

An affidavit supplied by the senior officer heading the Dotcom case differs from earlier evidence that he supplied in court.

Despite previously saying no other agency has spied on the Megaupload founder, detective inspector Grant Wormald faced further questioning from Justice Helen Winkelmann over his handling of the case.

In the affidavit, Justice Winkelmann noted "there was no live coverage of the operations going on at the Dotcom mansion."

Yet this contradicted earlier statements by Wormald, with the judge branding whether there was live coverage of events unfolding at the Dotcom mansion a "critical issue".

The news follows yesterday's announcement from Justice Winkelmann, forcing government spies to reveal highly confidential details of its illegal monitoring of Dotcom.

Seeking a resolution to the case, Justice Winkelmann wants to know whether the broadcast of the raid was live, who the source was and when and where was it viewed.

Police denied the footage was from a "live feed" however, declining to add further comment.

Upon hearing the spying details concerning him were to be made public, Dotcom took to Twitter yesterday to celebrate the news, in which he can now pursue damages from the police.

"The truth will come out, in court," Dotcom said.

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