Major lapses seen in murder case against West Dem community cop

-family lodges complaint with DPP

The recent discharge of a community policeman who was charged with shooting a man to death has once again opened discussion about what options are available to police to ensure that witnesses, especially those in high-profile cases, turn up to testify.

Stabroek News understands that based on what was presented to the court, there were several glaring lapses on the part of the investigating ranks while the owner of the gun never appeared even though the presiding magistrate had issued an arrest warrant for him.

Harry Rajpat was freed two Thursdays ago after Magistrate Clive Nurse upheld a no-case submission made by his attorney Bernard de Santos SC and threw out the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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