Investigation underway following early morning fire at CID building


Fire officers were on the scene Monday morning after receiving reports of a fire in the building housing the Criminal Investigations Department on Newgate Street.

The St. John’s Fire Station responded promptly after receiving the call just after 5 this morning.

According to state media, CID which occupies the building’s first floor is relatively unscathed while minimal damage was sustained in the western section of the building’s unoccupied ground floor.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

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  1. Questions
    How the fire started
    Who saw the fire and reported
    Is the building serve as round the clock station for CID officers of storing evidence n documents.
    Does the police have a electronically backed up data / case files..
    How long does it take a fire truck to reach.

    • @Truth matters
      Very good questions and I hope we can get answers for them. and I would also like to know
      Was it an accident or arson?
      Was any member of the police force know about the fire?
      Was this fire a CID attack? or was it a personal attack on the officers on duty at the time?

      Hope we get some answers, since this news was not “Breaking”

    • @Truth matters
      I am hoping it will be an external body as we do not need the local bias.
      the officers life were at stake here and this can’t be treated any less seriously. I do hope they RVIPF will step up for their members for this horrible act

  2. And then the public says that police doesn’t face any kind of dangers??? And lets see the public lambase whomever did it just like how they lambasted the police without knowing certain info.

    • @annoyed
      I agree with you…They cut the necks of their very own and the police is never doing a good enough job for them. now let’s see if they will do a better job at investigating who committed this hideous and brutal act against the officers and against CID.
      No doubts that some of them knew about the plan, they are fighting to promote themselves and fighting to demote others

  3. @annoyed: Do you know.How that fired started.Could you tell us all.Your argument is as idiotic as they come.

  4. If it is one thing about the internet it seems to give birth to all kinds of expert. Seems like some people here knows the cause of the fire. Hope they will share this information with the cops!!

  5. Could this be a part of a cover up to prevent Nigel Christian’s case from being solved? If it isn’t an attempt to block progress on his case, I will be surprised if they solve this case. They can’t even solve Nigel Christian’s case. Even though there’s no solid evidence who is involved with his execution style murder, I won’t be surprised if it runs all the way to the top.

    • Your comment is contridicting itself. You know case arent sloved just like that right? And as you just said there is no solid evidence to say who did that brutal killing. Maybe some of you should do the work that you said the police cant do.

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