New Attorney for Police Prosecutions Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:00

Recognizing that one of the greatest problems facing the country's crime-fighting capacity is the lack of proper evidence gathering and case file compilation, Cabinet has agreed to bolster the prosecution arm of the Police Department.

On Tuesday, October 16th, Cabinet announced that it has approved a proposal by the Ministry of National Security to seek the services of a trained attorney to head the Prosecution Branch of the Police Department.

According to the release "this initiative is a proactive step forward to strengthen and enhance the effective prosecution of summary criminal cases, offer readily available in-house legal advice on preliminary inquiries, assist with the review of ongoing police investigation case files and create closer coordination with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions."

 With the addition of in-house counsel at the Police Department, it is expected that arrests and prosecutions are made based on solid evidence to ensure convictions when perpetrators appear in court.