Harding file back with Police Complaints Authority
The investigation appears to be coming to a close in the Cowlyn Harding physical and sexual assault matter. After back and forth between the police and the DPP file is now back with the police complaints authority.
Head of the Police Complaints Authority Justice Cecil Kennard told this newscast that he is hoping to complete the review of the file by today and send it off to the DPP with his recommendations.
You would recall the DPP sent back the file to the police to do some further investigations.
In his earlier examination of the evidence in the matter Kennard said the lack of medical evidence and the fact that Colwyn Harding did not make the allegation until one month after he was released from custody are two of the reasons for him not recommending that the Police face sexual assault charges.
Harding said Timehri Police used a condom-covered baton to sodomize him.
Justice Kennard had recommended criminal charges against two ranks following the alleged beating of Harding and disciplinary action against the other ranks at the Timehri Police Station who he believes neglected their duty by not ensuring that the man be medically examined.