The former lead investigator on the Oscar Pistorius case is critical of the prosecution's efforts and says he did the best that he could working the crime scene after the athlete shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
In an interview with The Times of South Africa, Hilton Botha said the investigation was "above board, in line with the best international policing practices...We worked with what he had and did the best we could."
Pistorius was released on bail after being charged with premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Botha was one of the lead witnesses in the prosecution's case at Pistorius' bail hearing, which was held over four days last month in Pretoria.
Botha, a veteran of the police force for 26 years, resigned Wednesday. He had been removed from the Pistorius case after making mistakes in his testimony during the bail hearing.
Botha told The Times that the bail hearing "is like a poker game. You cannot show all your cards.
"It was meant to be a bail hearing, not a trial within a trial. There are certain things that happened and what was said in court did not happen."
Botha faces attempted murder changes stemming from a 2011 incident in which he shot at a vehicle.
He said if the bail hearing had been handled properly, he wouldn't have been asked so many questions. "At bail applications you do not have all the information such as forensics," he told The Times. "I did not have all the information."