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Mar 28, 2018

Police Closing in on Kendis Flowers’ Killer but Failed to Tell Family

Kendis Flowers

And all the rage and volatility in the Mayflower Community is because of the murder of Kendis Flowers. His family believes he was killed by the GSU and now they are saying that the Police Department is preventing them from viewing a critical piece of surveillance footage that shows the killer. But OC Gillett says that they are not keeping information from the family – they are just going about doing police work with due diligence and preventing other crime in the process. OC Gillett told the media today that they are actively finding the killer – and that the video clears the GSU from any involvement in Flowers’ murder.

 

Howell Gillett

Sr. Supt Howell Gillett, O.C., Eastern Division South

“From what I heard from some of the comments made earlier, it definitely has to do with a lack of knowledge. I am not saying this, but maybe it’s the part of the Police for not getting back to the family and giving them an update on the case. As I know it and as I understand it, one person is being sought. There is work to be done to have that person hand in himself so that a charge or some charges could be laid against him. But if we don’t tell the family that, they are not aware and ignorance spreads a lot of things. I could hear it in the voices or in the conversations that were being had, that they are not fully abreast or given an update as it relates to how far we are with the case. A video was retrieved from someone; I can’t mention the entity because of security reasons. But of course that can be shown to the family to let them see firsthand what really transpired. There was this allegation that there was a police officer who did the shooting, particularly a GSU officer, but that has been rubbished. The investigation has shown that the police officer was not even in the country at the time when the incident took place. But when the idea is out there and nobody really get to the public and show them this is not true or concrete basis why they are not supposed to think that way, then maybe that could be the issue. So, we have to move forward by showing them what really transpired but it comes at a cost. If we show them who the suspect is before he is arrested then there could be further breaches of the law. So, we want to deal with it on our own as police officers and have this suspect come into custody. But we are working with individuals who we believe could help us have this person safely in to our custody.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you are saying that the video footage that exists clears the GSU of any involvement in the Kendis Flowers’ murder?”

 

Sr. Supt Howell Gillett

“That is correct.”

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