Other cops on the radar in shooting of 15-year-old
As police investigations continue into the shooting in the mouth of a 15-year-old by a cadet officer, they say that if breaches are found on the part of other ranks present during the incident they will be charged accordingly.
“We’re at the conclusive aspect of this investigation… all aspects are being looked at that is to say criminal investigation, that is to say criminal implications, also departmental… those who were with him whatever breach occurred we are looking at them,” the Crime Chief Leslie James told reporters yesterday.
James informed that ballistics tests have been conducted and have proved that the weapon that discharged the shot was the one in the cadet’s possession. “It was consistent that it was him,” the Crime Chief said.
Further, he pointed out that while the cadet was released from police custody he was confident that the man would not flee the jurisdiction as the police were “in constant contact” with him.
The shot teen, Alex Griffith was yesterday discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital and his mother told reporters shortly after that she had been offered $1M compensation by a man who said he was the cadet’s attorney.