Wednesday, August 17, 2022

RSLPF Gets Video Recording Equipment For Interviewing Witnesses, Suspects

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The Governments of the United States of America and the United Kingdom continue to provide support to law enforcement in St. Lucia.

Last week, the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) received a video recording machine for vulnerable witness and suspect interview recording as part of the US/UK Criminal Justice Project.

The equipment will allow officers to record interviews with witnesses and suspects, reducing the need of reliance on written interviews and enhancing transparency and
accountability in the process.

During the handover ceremony, the US/UK Criminal Justice Adviser to Barbados and
the Eastern Caribbean, Sirah Abraham, reaffirmed the project’s support for criminal
justice reform in the Eastern Caribbean and ensuring that justice is delivered fairly.

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“I am confident that the use of this machine will assist witnesses in the court process
and the fairness of criminal trials,” said Abraham. She added, “The Criminal Justice
Project will continue to assess the needs of the criminal justice system stakeholders
in conducting their work in the most efficient manner possible.”

The donation of the equipment follows the training given to the RSLPF Vulnerable Persons Unit on the treatment of vulnerable witnesses.

Commissioner of Police Milton Desir stated, “On behalf of the RSLPF we would like
to thank the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom for this invaluable donation. It will assist us in adding a layer of protection to vulnerable witnesses and ensuring transparency and fairness in the recording of suspect statements.”

Source: British High Commission. Headline photo: Sirah Abraham and Milton Desir

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the donation but we should be able to acquire more of this machine on our own if we are serious about crime. There are many other police stations . UK US you’ll know that more of these machine are needed and can provide more of them. Time you’ll treat us as a real friends and donate handsomely.

    • Cameras Should be Installed all over the Island .With Immediate Effect and Cameras of High Quality

  2. So the police don’t have or cannot afford basic tools like these, we being run by a bunch of idiots.

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