Following Attorney Mario Merrit’s chastisement of the COP regarding his utterances, another Attorney at Law, Farid Ali now says the Commissioner’s attacks have left a ‘toxic taste in the mouths of many in the Legal fraternity’.
Commissioner Griffith on Friday said police were investigating: “attorneys who have now crossed the threshold” while working with “criminals”.
Griffith detailed his concerns: “You have criminal lawyers and they are very important because they have a part to play to deal with the criminal justice system, but there is also something called lawyer criminals.
“And there are individuals that the police are also investigating. I wish to say it now, (there are) certain attorneys who we are investigating that have now crossed the threshold, crossed that line between conducting yourself in a professional manner to being involved in aiding and abetting and sympathetic and actually being employed by criminal elements.
Ali speaking to the media said a pattern of attacks on the legal fraternity is now developing.