Friday 21st deadline for witnesses to submit to the Linden Commission of Inquiry
This Friday, September 21st, is the deadline for witnesses and other persons to submit to the Linden Commission of Inquiry, statements about the events of July 18th, that left three persons dead and two dozen others injured, when the police tried to disperse a crowd of protestors on the Mackenzie Wismar Bridge.
But even as that Commission gets down to its work, there are still concerns about why the Police may not have moved to file charges against those responsible for the shooting deaths. The Opposition parties have said the Commission’s work is independent of the work of the police and the police should move ahead with its case. The Police Force appears to be getting ready to do that. Tuesday marks the two month anniversary of the Linden shooting deaths and today crime chief, Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelaal Persaud, said investigators have already submitted a file on the Linden incident to the Police Complaints Authority.
Questioned about whether the force was concerned that the head of the complaints authority was also a member of the Linden Commission of Inquiry, Seelall Persaud said, the police still needed to do its work.
It’s unclear whether the Police Complaints Authority will put forward its own recommendations before the Commission would have been able to complete its work.