It’s difficult to come to terms with the realities of the cruel world that we live in. For example, the St Michael’s School for Boys is an institution responsible for rehabilitating troubled boys who have been recommended by the courts for deviant behaviour. It’s inconceivable that an investigation into the operation of that home could result in allegations of sexual abuse, theft of inmates’ property by staff and general neglect including ignoring fights among the boys. Imagine one of these fights led to the death of one 14 year old boy last year.
The Attorney General called on the Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard to commence criminal investigations. Mr Williams however stated that he didn’t receive any reports on this matter. It is the duty of the police to protect and serve all citizens. Why then does Acting Commissioner of Police have to wait on a report from the AG to initiate action? If the AG didn’t call for criminal investigation then this matter would have go unabated.
I commend the AG for calling for action. The Commissioner of Police needs to be more proactive especially when a criminal probe against our younger one is absolutely needed.