DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC has received the file on chairman of the Integrity Commission Ken Gordon, who lost his loaded firearm on Carnival Monday.
The Express has learnt the file was forwarded to Gaspard on Thursday evening. Up to yesterday evening, however, he had not given any directions to investigators on whether any charges could be laid.
Officers are looking at 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.
Police reported that around 5 p.m., on Carnival Monday, Gordon had parked his car close to the Brian Lara Cancer Treatment Centre in Woodbrook and departed to view the Carnival activities.
Upon returning to the vehicle sometime later, he noticed the .380 pistol, loaded with five rounds of ammunition, was missing.
Gordon, police said, carried out a search of the vehicle but the gun was nowhere to be found. He had also carried out a search in the area where he parked the vehicle but came up empty-handed.
In an interview with the Express earlier this week, however, Gordon said the police's version of what transpired was inaccurate.
Gordon said he had the weapon in a holster which was secured to his left ankle. After walking around Bell Symthe Street, Tragarete Rd, Rosalino St, and across Ariapita Avenue, during which time there was no instance of him having bounced anyone, or jumped with any band, he noticed the gun was missing when he returned to his car.
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.
Gordon said he had made a full report of the incident to officers at St James Police Station on Ash Wednesday.