May 31, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |
Police seen on video holding a suspect. Later INDECOM is alleging that said suspect is dead. How did he suddenly die after he is seen being escorted by police? Is it the same person as is seen on the video that has gone viral and posted on YouTube? Is he now dead?
The police seem to have serious questions to answer.
Reacting to this suspicious matter Assistant Commissioner of INDECOM Hamish Campbell and the Police Federation and National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang have both scoffed at INDECOM. They have heaped praises of the police for their skill and professionalism. Will they have to eat their words? We await the outcome of the INDECOM probe.
We were not there and INDECOM neither, but the video does not lie nor can it be intimidated. Speaking on a popular radio show Assistant Commissioner of INDECOM Hamish Campbell said inter alia:
“We need to get the truth and nothing but the truth… criminal prosecution may not flow”
Assistant Commissioner Hamish Campbell in his usual articulate style has hinted at the possible view which could be interpreted as, he suspects this matter may be a case of extra-judicial killing by the nature of how it appears. Of course pointing in the direction of the police. He is known not to mince words. A foreigner who was recruited to the leadership of INDECOM.
Any hint of extra-judicial killing by the police cannot be taken lightly. For INDECOM to turn a blind eye would be a serious dereliction of duty on their part.
Personally, I would see any such dereliction of duty on the part of INDECOM as a grave betrayal of trust. Will say no more.
We await INDECOM’s June quarterly report, if not before, to find out what happened on Trafalgar Road on that fateful Monday.
Trying To make friends?
We say really now ACI Hamish Campbell that criminal prosecution may not flow? Let the chips fall where they may. There is no need for you to water down your usual tough stance. We expect nothing less from INDECOM. Your body was not set up to make friends with the police. Always be tough. Drive fear if you have to. You were set up to ensure decency and respect for life. What is your view? The verdict as usual is yours.
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Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist who is unashamedly a strong supporter of INDECOM. He also has a keen interest in fairplay, decency, and probity in public life