Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn, is re-igniting her call for an oversight body for the Independent Commission of Investigation, INDECOM.
Ms. Llewellyn says members of the security who’re being investigated by INDECOM, deserve the same kind of protection that criminals suspects have when they’re being investigated by the police.
She says INDECOM needs oversight whether or not it has the powers to arrest, charge and prosecute members of the security forces.
She’d previously made the call back in 2014, when her office and INDECOM’s Commissioner Terrence Williams, had a standoff over the handling of the ‘Kentucky Kid’ case.
Kentucky Kid; whose real name was Robert Hill, was allegedly killed by members of the Constabulary, who were freed of the charges when Ms. Llewelyn told the court it would be impossible to mount a viable case against the police officers.
A coroner’s jury later ruled that all five accused, including a civilian, be charged with Hill’s murder.