Benjamin wants example made of officers in escaped prisoner probe

Delano Forbes

Public Safety Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has said that an example needs to be made of the police officers under whose supervision an alleged serial killer escaped.

Benjamin spoke on Pointe FM on Tuesday, after he received a report into the matter, which is also part of an investigation by the Professional Standards Unit of the police force.

The minister said the investigation “must be taken seriously to set an example to others that when they perform their duty, it must be done in a manner that is professional and beyond the public scrutiny.”

Steadroy Benjamin

Benjamin who is also Attorney General says the matter “will not go unpunished.”

“You have to set examples and this one requires immediate action,” he added.

Delano Forbes has been on the run for over a week now since escaping police custody. Even though he was shackled, Forbes managed to escape the custody of five police officers.

A reward of five thousand dollars has been offered for people who have information leading to his arrest.

Police charged Forbes with three murders, alleging that he drank his victim’s blood after killing them.

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  1. send them home they must feel it….and i can a sure u this stuff will never happen again. …now you talking Benjamin. ..u can’t have lapse like this a serial as that if he start killing people what do u think will happen to this country

  2. All talks no action. How come he isn’t found yet! Where are the helicopters and dogs etc! Why are we sitting around? Are we waiting to hear someone dead again? Is it because no harm done Yet? Antigua to small FIX IT! I got kids and they are not with me while I’m at work so are many other parents do we need to shut down the country so it can be FIXED! Matter fact antiguans only run their mouths. Everyone makes it a vampire joke until they’re the victim or their family member is…

  3. Let’s see what is going to happen, if this is all talk. This is just a joke, it’s all friend and company with those involved so let’s wait and see. ONLY IN ANTIGUA.

  4. Everyone is entitled to have some form of enquiry into their matter when allegations are made or suspected error/omission. I am sure that is part of the justice system and constitutional rights of everyone is to have a fair trial. Therefore a thorough investigation must be carried out followed by a recommendation of charges should that be determined, afterwhich a trial. This is the way the disciplinary body works, not a knee jerk, media grabbing posture by the you Mr. B. It is serious matter no doubt but your sayso or preference does not carry water. As a practitioner of law and being a person who’s had allegations made against you its disheartening to see that the same system that you were subjected to was seemingly being denied to these officers.

  5. OVER REACTING the guys already learn their lesson hope the public will not complain when the guys stick to the law and protocols and do not mix it with their discretion. NO DARK TINT, NO PARKING, NO WAITING, NO SPEEDING OVER 40 MPH, be careful what you ask for people

  6. How can you discipline others for their fault in their responsibilities, when those who lament to discipline are the same ones that should be disciplined for their actions in the past.

    Something does not go right with this cookie jar dilemma Mr. Public Safety Man. A manager who breaks the law cannot discipline a subordinate whom also had fault in his responsibilities.

    Actions like this would be pure blood letting! Have we actually become an immoral state? given over to reprobate minds.

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