Monday, January 22, 2018

Four long months

Is the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) under attack from the political administration? Recent cynical and snide remarks from no lesser persons than senior ministers suggest this.

The facts are the DPP advised the Acting Police Commissioner to arrest a minister for a misdemeanour. Had this misdemeanor been committed by an average citizen on any weekend, he would have been before the courts the Monday morning following.

In that event the acting Commissioner was brought out to intervene and the investigations took all of four months. To whom should the cynicism be directed?

When the administration is seeking to rebuild public trust in the police such events destroy the credibility of the recent $4 million Savannah bash and the community discourses.

Ken George