Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gordon: Media got the story wrong

Gun goes missing

Integrity Commission chairman Kenneth Gordon said yesterday that an inaccurate account of the events surrounding the loss of his licensed .380 revolver on Carnival Monday afternoon had been leaked to the media.

Gordon said he made a full report of the incident to the police on Wednesday, February 13.

"Also at that time I took over for inspection by the police my buttoned down holster in which my revolver had been secured, and the ankle strap which had been around and above my left ankle. These had been used to secure my revolver while walking that afternoon," he said.

Gordon said while he noted the inaccurate account of events which has been leaked to the media "even before the investigation now taking place has been completed", it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time. He did not wish to give details of what happened while the investigation is still ongoing.

It is understood that Gordon informed the police that he had secured his revolver in his ankle holster and buttoned it down. The holster was next to a band or strap which is secured to his left ankle and the revolver was buckled down in the holster. After walking around Bell Symthe Street, Tragarete Road, Rosalino St, across Ariapita Avenue- during which time there was no instance of him having bounced anyone, or jumped with any band, he noticed that the gun was missing when he returned to his car which was parked at the Brian Lara Cancer Centre in Woodbrook.

The gun in its holster was recovered after a schoolboy found it close to where Gordon had parked and turned it over to the police.

Meanwhile, officers of the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau were yesterday "putting the final touches" on the Gordon file.

The officers are expected to approach Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC sometime today with the completed files to determine if a charge of negligence can be laid against Gordon.

Detectives are examining the possibility of having Gordon charged with negligence under Section 28 (1) of the Firearms Act, where he could be fined up to $5,000 if found guilty.