Dorian Pakeman has no case to answer Print
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Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Director of the Government Press Office, Dorian Pakeman was cleared of charges relating to the death of 45 year old Dean Dawson whom he knocked down and killed in Gardenia Village in March of last year.

Pakeman along with his attorney Brian Neal, appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer where a preliminary inquiry was held to determine whether a charge of causing death by careless conduct should proceed to the Supreme Court. After reviewing the evidence, Magistrate Frazer determined that there was insufficient evidence to commit the matter to the higher court and dismissed the charge against Pakeman.

Pakeman’s attorney told the press that there was no evidence against his client as well as breaches in procedure that could not allow it to be further taken to the Supreme Court. Further to that, Dawson’s common law wife, Sherla Adolphus wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal asking that the prosecution against Pakeman be discontinued as a settlement had been arrived at with her. Pakeman’s attorney also noted that  another claim which was brought against him had also been dismissed because the claimant did not have grounds to bring the civil case. With that Pakeman was cleared of all charges against him.

He had been suspended as the Director of the Government Press office since September of last year after information surfaced that a urine sample which he gave after the accident tested positive for cocaine use. It is notable that this matter was never addressed in court as there were numerous irregularities with the way in which the test was done and made public.

Pakeman is now expected to return to his duties as the Director of the Government Press Office.