Assistant Superintendent Stanton returns to the witness box of Linden COI
This afternoon, Assistant Superintendent Stanton returned to the witness box as he delivered records of the weapons that were handed out to Linden policemen on July 18th. Stanton, who had been accused by Member of Parliament Vanessa Kissoon as the officer who ran past her and shot in her direction, denied that and denied firing any shots on that day. But he told the commission, his gun was never sent to be examined and shell casings were not retrieved from the policemen who may have fired shots either.
As the commissioners went through the records he provided, they raised some concerns especially since the firearms examiner who testified this morning said, shell casings were never presented to him for ballistics tests and neither were shot guns. There were also some inconsistencies in the records provided today by Stanton and records previously provided by the Station Sergeant.
Stanton was asked to bring additional documents and return to the commission.