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Feb 18, 2015

Is There Still Bad Blood Between Police Department and DPP’s Office?

Allen Whylie

There has been a well-documented contention between the Police Department and the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Things came to a head with a memo written by Assistant ComPol Russell Blackett instructing commanders to desist from consulting with the D.P.P. on any case. Whylie hasn’t entered that fray in any obvious capacity, so today we asked him for comment.


Allen Whylie, Commissioner of Police

“I can tell you that the shift is basically we are doing what the law says. The law says basically the police has the authority to investigate and to lay charges and that there are only two areas where the D.P.P. should be consulted. But also have to remember what is the role of the D.P.P.’s office; it does not preclude the police after doing the investigation [and] issuing the charges from sending the files to the D.P.P.’s office. And that is what we are doing. Whether or not the D.P.P.’s office accepts, that’s another matter.”


We’re not sure what that means exactly, but it does show that the ill-feelings between the Police Department and the D.P.P.’s Office have not been smoothed over. 

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1 Response for “Is There Still Bad Blood Between Police Department and DPP’s Office?”

  1. Ali BaBarrow says:

    DPP and the police are Ali’s lap dogs.

    Stop fighting, now roll over and play dead.

    Bust a tourist for a stick of weed, and go after some homosexuals to make us feel safe, then go protect those gang masters who serve Ali.

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