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Dec 20, 2016

Charges Coming For Dorian Pakeman in Accident?

Dorian Pakeman

Gardenia Mechanic Dean Dawson was knocked down and killed earlier in March of this year and so far there has been a lot of back and forth, but no one has been charged. The driver of the vehicle is Dorian Pakeman of the Government Press Office. He was put on leave following a urine sample that tested positive for cocaine. Since that report was brought to light, Pakeman has refuted that lab result and the case remains with the D.P.P.’s office.  A police officer is also at the middle of the controversy – it was reported that the officer withheld the results. In a subsequent report, it was also learned that there was tampering with Dawson’s blood sample. So, where are we in this traffic accident saga? Today, ACP Edward Broaster told the media that there are two directives to be complied with and that although it has dragged on for months, he is still confident that there will be a resolution. Now, as it relates to that officer involved, she has requested a new adjudicator. Here’s how ACP Broaster explains where this all stands:

 

Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“As far as what I was briefed, I think it was last week that we got the file back from the DPP and I think it was two directives that were not complied with. And as soon as those directives are complied with, that matter will be dealt with. I think it has something to do with reports from the forensic lab; as soon as those are completed, action will be taken in regards to that matter.”

 

Reporter

“Do you worry that this might cause people to doubt your leadership?”

 

Dean Dawson

ACP Edward Broaster

“I am not worried about the length of time. I have concern of the length of time, yes, but given the fact that I have first-hand knowledge of what is happening with the file, I have full confidence in the guidance of the Public Prosecution in this matter. I don’t think anybody will doubt my integrity when it comes to this issue.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Are you confident that this will come to a resolution?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Yes it will.”

 

Reporter

“How long do you expect it will take for police to come back with those?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“I believe that this week it will be dealt with.”

 

Reporter    

“The other part of the investigation with the national forensic science service and the investigation that they were supposed to conduct as to what may have happened with the tampering of the sample; you don’t know if that has concluded?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“No. I am not privy to that investigation but what I can say is the fact that the officer who was directed to take the certificate to the DPP, the initial trial had commenced and there was a request to change the adjudicator and that request was granted. And the new adjudicator is coming in Thursday to start the trial.”

 

Reporter

“From out-district?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Yes.”

 

Reporter

“And any idea why that would have been the case? Why such a case would have been made?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Because the officer believes that the adjudicator and myself may have communicated in some form to prejudice her fair trial.”

 

Reporter

“How long such a thing would take- the process?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“It depends on what action – normally a twenty one days span. In this instance they requested a change of adjudicator and all of that stuff, so.”

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1 Response for “Charges Coming For Dorian Pakeman in Accident?”

  1. Mike G. says:

    If you put out enough smoke and fiddle around long enough, I am sure that they can misplaced the file and do what their political bosses want them to do . . . drop it.

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