The United Progressive Party (UPP) today welcomed the “long over-due action” of the Police Service Commission to suspend Commissioner of Police Wendell Robinson but said it’s not happy with who is leading the investigation.
The Party said while it applauds the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Atlee Rodney to act in the position of Commissioner of Police, “the Party frowns at the decision to make him head the Investigation.”
“The potential for conflict of interest is high since any adverse findings against Robinson could be to the benefit of Rodney,” said the UPP in a statement tonight.
“The Party expresses disappointment that the Police Service Commission failed to recognize the untenable position of Rodney investigating Robinson. The UPP suggests that the Commission seriously considers this matter and its importance to the morale of the police force, to public confidence and the security of the state” the statement said.
The UPP is calling for the appointment of an independent investigator to probe the sexual misconduct allegations against Wendell Robinson.
It also wants the Police Service Commission to treat this matter with the greatest of urgency and to take all necessary steps to ensure a fair, transparent, in-depth and speedy resolution of this matter.
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