Griffith: PCA to investigate killing of 3 men by cops

Griffith: PCA to investigate killing of 3 men by cops

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith gave the assurance that the killing of the three men in Morvant on Saturday will be throughly investigated.

Griffith was speaking on Power 102 FM’s Power Breakfast Show on Monday morning.

 

On Sunday, the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) issued a statement saying that an investigation into the killings of the three civilians by police officers has been launched.

The PCA is an independent organisation that investigates allegations of misconduct involving police officers.

According to the release, “The PCA’s civilian investigators will conduct an independent investigation of this matter, at the conclusion of which a report will be forwarded to the Authority. Upon receipt of the said report, the Authority shall make an assessment and form an opinion as to whether there is sufficient evidence to support a recommendation for prosecution and/or the institution of disciplinary proceedings.”

The Authority said that the public can rest assured that due process shall be followed at all stages of the investigation.

It said it will not express any view before any determination by a court, “as that may be tantamount to attempting to interfere with due process and the course of natural justice.”

Meanwhile, Griffith said he is getting conflicting reports on what actually occurred between the three men and the group of officers that morning.

Officers have since claimed that they shot the men in self defence, although a video released about the incident and reports from family members tell a different story.

The killings of the men occurred on the same day that Allen Moseley, 32, an officer attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) was shot dead in Morvant.

The PCA is calling on anyone who may have witnessed the incident or can share information to contact the PCA at 627-4383, 627-4386 or email at [email protected]

The Authority said all information provided will be treated as confidential.

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