Friday 23 October, 2020

RSLPF encounters challenges in missing CCC gun investigation

Acting Assistant Commissioner in charge of Crime Management at the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), George Nicholas says the matter of a firearm and ammunition which went missing at the Castries Constituency Council remains very much an active investigation.

"This is still a very active investigation although we have encountered some challenges where that particular investigation is concerned, but it is still an investigation we are pursuing," the senior police officer explained.

On April 24, 2020, a firearm and ammunition was reported missing from the armoury of the Castries City Council, the headquarters of the City Police.

The incident was brought to the fore following the circulation of video footage over social media.

However, while ACP Nicholas did not get into details as it relates to the challenges being encountered, the Office of the Mayor is aware of the status of the investigation.

"We have communicated those challenges to members of the CCC and we are trying to find ways we can come around those challenges to see how we can get to the bottom of this matter," Nicholas declared.

The incident, according to the CCC's CEO, Wilfred Pierre, has negatively impacted the image of the City Police.

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