Saint Lu­cia DPP gives as­sur­ances fol­low­ing find­ings

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Direc­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP), Vic­to­ria Charles Clarke, says she in­tends to fol­low the law and con­sti­tu­tion of St. Lu­cia as her of­fice deals with a re­port of al­leged ex­tra ju­di­cial killings by po­lice of­fi­cers.

“Any mat­ter re­ferred to me will be re­ceived and treated in ac­cor­dance with our laws. I do not act on emo­tion or public opin­ion so I do not wish to join the dis­cus­sion,” Charles-Clarke said on tele­vi­sion.

On Sun­day night, Prime Min­is­ter Dr. Kenny An­thony, in a na­tion­wide broad­cast said, “Whether any­one is to be pros­e­cuted is solely for the Direc­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions to de­ter­mine af­ter eval­u­at­ing and as­sess­ing the pro­ba­tive value of the ev­i­dence placed be­fore her . . . The most that the Ex­ec­u­tive Arm of the Gov­ern­ment can do is to pro­vide the re­sources to the Direc­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions to carry out the du­ties and the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as­signed to her by our Con­sti­tu­tion.”

DPP Vic­to­ria Charles


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