Let the process take its course. So says Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds in response to the revelations by the Police Complaints Authority after investigations into the fatal shooting of Police Constable Clarence Gilkes in April.
During Thursday’s Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Minister Hinds explained what the process entails following the PCA’s report.
In a media release issued on Thursday morning, the PCA revealed scathing findings against police officers of the Western Division in relation to the April 22nd fatal shooting of 44 year old PC Clarence Gilkes. It concluded that members of the police “abused their power and deliberately misled the acting Commissioner of Police (CoP).”
The release added that evidence revealed that police officers shot at an unarmed civilian and PC Gilkes became an unintended target. It said scientific evidence gathered shows PC Gilkes was shot by one of his fellow officers.