Additional departures expected as DPP retires

Additional departures expected as DPP retires

With Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Victoria Charles-Clarke on pre-retirement leave, the Minister of National Security, Victor La Corbiniere, has announced that more persons may be leaving the department.

“I understand there may be additional departures,” La Corbiniere has said, without going into detail.

According to him, that would complicate matters relating to the progress of the IMPACS report based on the investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings by some members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

La Corbiniere asserted that the outgoing DPP had an opportunity to assess the report.

“If she felt an assessment of the report warranted further consideration she knew exactly what she had to do, she is an experienced person but failed to do so,” the Minister declared, adding that the reasons why Clarkes-Clarke failed are best known to her.

La Corbiniere felt the DPP had ample time and capacity to address the issue.

“Now we have to ensure that anyone coming into office has a proper opportunity to assess the report and move forward in whatever way they deem appropriate,” he observed.

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