Friday, November 15, 2019

Police Urge Victims Of Theft To Pursue Judicial Action

Saint Lucia police have urged victims of theft to resort to judicial action, since it would serve as a ‘deterrent for re-offending’.

The advice came from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) with Responsibility for Operations, George Nicholas, after officers recovered motor vehicles reported stolen from various locations.

Four vehicles were recovered over a 24-hour period.

In two of the cases, the virtual complainants declined pursuing court action against the suspects, according to a police press release.

However ACP Nicholas reported that in two other instances where vehicles were recovered, the virtual complainants  did indicate an interest in court action, for which he applauded them.

George Nicholas

According to the police, all four vehicles were recovered intact and returned to their owners.

ACP Nicholas, in encouraging the pursuit of judicial action, observed that it was necessary to commence the process of prosecution.

“If the case is already before the court and let us say something happens to the virtual complainant, let us say he is dead or overseas and cannot be found – in those cases the matter can still go forward if it is already before the court,” Nicholas told St Lucia Times.

But he noted that if the matter is not already before the court, it cannot be pursued without a virtual complainant

The senior cop explained that a virtual complainant was needed to start the process in cases such as theft of property and assault, but not in cases of murder.

One of the vehicle owners who declined to pursue court action after the stolen car was found told St Lucia Times that the decision not to press the matter was because of a lack of faith in the court system.

It was explained that the way the court system currently functions, includes long delays and adjournments that can frustrate a quest for justice.

According to the car owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the stolen vehicle was recovered intact and that is what matters.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The older I get the less I understand our laws.We should have judges and court cases of theft of cars dealt with swiftly They are not so complicated,The car is in your garage the car is mine you stole it you pay.

  2. 01/26/2019

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  3. check this…most or should I say the criminals know that our judicial system is a big joke. why do you think crime is so dam rampant on the island… They do all the killings and robbery in some cases broad day. They also know who are the dirty cops as well think about it.The island need some serious purging. Ladies and gentlemen the law-abiding citizens are the ones who are feeling the pain of this nonsense. We really need to stop talking about other countries crimes and take care of ours…cause it’s right now its knocking at our front doors

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