Cop accused of shooting teen in mouth shouldn’t be walking freely

Fearful that the police rank implicated in the shooting of 15-year-old Alex Griffith could try to flee the jurisdiction before facing the formal institution of charges, the attorney for the boy says that the suspect should not be allowed to roam freely.

Attorney Dexter Todd voiced his concerns about the situation as the file on the police’s investigation of the case remains at the office of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) some three weeks after the shooting.

Todd is of the opinion that the police should have approached the High Court and applied for an extension of time to keep the implicated cadet officer in the force’s custody.

The lawyer, while decrying the length of the investigation, said the implicated officer should not be allowed to roam freely. He pointed out that it would not be difficult for the policeman to learn of the advice given by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) as it relates to him being charged …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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