Over 21 Police shootings under review

Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Daarsrean Greene, has disclosed that he is currently reviewing in excess of  21 alleged police shootings, some of which were the subject of the IMPACS report.

Greene told a news conference this morning that he has made an extensive review of the majority of the cases and was able to plot the way forward for most of them.

He disclosed that in some instances he has written to the Commissioner of Police expressing his opinion.

“I must state that many of these matters are still incomplete in terms of the criminal investigation and as such I cannot disclose details of any findings of what in particular is missing from these investigations, as this would only prejudice due process,” the Acting DPP stated.

“We don’t try to prejudge issues – we have to allow matters to complete the investigative stage,” Greene told reporters.

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(Members of the local media at this morning’s news conference)

He recalled that some matters have been sent to the Coroner’s Court where certain pronouncements were made.

However Greene asserted that the pronouncements do not constitute findings of guilt on the part of any persons involved.

 

The Acting DPP gave the assurance that the matters have not been shelved.

“I basically work on these matters every single day,” the Acting DPP stated.

He explained that there is no absolute rule that the matters have to go to an inquest.

“I can commence criminal proceedings subsequent to a police investigation,” Greene told this morning’s news conference.

He expressed confidence that the matters would be resolved and asked for the patience of members of the public.

“These are very sensitive issues – the liberty of certain subjects are at stake and I must also consider what has happened in these tragic circumstances,” the Acting DPP told reporters.

 

10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Thank God, the public is finally getting information.

  2. Tracey
    February 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    The dpp is like a fish out of water.

  3. greta
    February 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Greene is completely incompetent.

  4. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Air bair bor lucians sigh …….

  5. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    The labour gooroos are complaining
    Against the DPP.

  6. Too-Many-Pot-Holes
    February 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    What about the weekly shootings? Mr DPP… This is stale stupid news. Seems the only people you guys can charge are the police because you cant find the others… Incompetent fools. Nothing being done about the ridiculous number of murders this year so far. The way I see it… America already cut us off and aint nobody else coming to save us… Bring ORC back

  7. youty
    February 2, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Dpp is a gorgor. He looks nervous and aloof.

  8. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    You’ ll will one day know what you’ll want . The critics should go Haiti revive Johnny Cochran , bring him back to be Dpp maybe then you all will be happy … idiots 👍🏽

  9. Khayti
    February 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The law was not made to protect a select few and to condemn the rest. Let the DPP look into these shootings and deal with them appropriately for both the police and the civilian are subject to the law. Perhaps the liberty of some will be at stake, but they ought to have thought about that when they were being so trigger happy. Ket justice prevail! Open the investigations and let the chips fall where they may with no partiality.

  10. Flo
    February 3, 2017 at 4:27 am

    What about the gun culture on the island of st Lucia, why not have an amnesty for a week so everyone to bring their weapons into the police stations on the island both guns and knives which is distroying the reputation of st Lucia, to many young men are being gun down in st Lucia and the government is not doing nothing about it, that should have been the first thing on the agender with the New elected leader. So many unsolved murders. This is not good for the Island since the St Lucia is depending on tourism, and it gonna get worse if nothing is been done.

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