PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s attorney Israel Khan SC yesterday called on police officers investigating Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley’s email claims, to “come clean” and explain why the probe is dragging on into weeks and months.
Khan said any argument by the police that they are awaiting directions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), cannot stand, because it is the police who are in control of the probe and not the DPP.
He said what the DPP is responsible for is guiding police in the probe if there are legal concerns, but the onus is on the police to speed up and complete the investigation. Khan said a letter was sent to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mervyn Richardson since July 5, asking for a foreign IT expert to be brought in to examine electronic communications.
“I wish to make it abundantly clear that the deputy Director of Public Prosecutions is not in charge of any police investigation in this country and in relation to this email probe, Deputy DPP Joan Honore-Paul can only give legal advice.”
Yesterday DCP Richardson told Newsday the probe is continuing and investigators are working on bringing closure to this matter.