Lawyer calls for independent body to probe allegations against police

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Attorney-at-law John Fuller has suggested the setting up of an independent body to investigate allegations against the police.

“There should be an independent tribunal of some sort that investigates these allegations because they come up quite often and much too often,” Fuller said Tuesday on OBSERVER AM.

He said such a body could be introduced through a new law or by an order from the Attorney General or Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

His comments came in wake of recent allegations of police brutality in which two men accused members of the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda of committing acts of physical abuse and brutality against them.

The alleged victims are 21-year-old Akeem Henry and Brent Simon, 38, who recounted the incidents in earlier interviews with OBSERVER media.

(More in today’s Daily Observer)