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Police Commissioner returned to the stand as Linden Commission of Inquiry continued with hearings

Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell, returned to the witness box this morning, as the Linden Commission of Inquiry continued with its hearings. This morning, he handed over several pieces of documents including the Police Force’s ledgers, diaries and books that would have covered the activities of the police ranks who were dispatched to Linden, on July 18th.

But as the attorneys for the families of the victims and the concerned political parties went through the evidence, they picked apart a number of discrepancies that point to the Police Force not always following its own standing orders when it comes to the books that should be used to record the movement of ranks and the weapons they are moving with.

When quizzed about the statements provided by the police ranks about the shooting incident, the Commissioner said none of those ranks said anything about the police doing the shooting.

At several points during this morning’s hearing, the Police Commissioner and the attorneys were asked by the Commission members to clarify bits of information. Both attorneys Nigel Hughes and Basil Williams briefly touched on the post mortem examinations and the way the police dealt with the circumstances leading up to the PME. They are expected to bring that issue back up later in the proceedings.

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