Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has denied knowledge that the 2014 Caribbean Community’s Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) report on allegations of extra-judicial killings by the local police in 2010 and 2011 implicated a member of his Cabinet.
Pierre spoke at a nationally televised news conference on Friday.
He was responding to persistent questioning by Journalist and Communication Specialist Dale Elliott.
Elliott is also the Executive Producer at The Independent Film Co.
In 2015 then prime minister Dr. Kenny Anthony revealed that the IMPACS report concluded that ‘blacklist or death lists’ referenced by media, human rights organisations, victims’ families, and citizens did exist.
Anthony said that all the shootings reviewed were ‘fake encounters’ staged by the police to legitimise their actions.