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Sep 5, 2018

100 Persons Have Already Been Detained

Chester Williams

As we said, over a hundred persons from both areas have since been detained and are in holding cells across the city. About seventy-five, including adults and minors, are expected to be moved to the Central Prison; the others will be released. The group will be in lockdown without being charged for any crime meaning they will be imprisoned without trial for thirty days. They were detained on the basis that they are known gang affiliates.  Acting ComPol Chester Williams says that within the first seven days of their detention, the department will inform the detainees why they have been incarcerated.


Chester Williams, Acting ComPol

“While they are incarcerated, CIB has been tasked, as well as the Gang Task Force has also been tasked to ensure that we look at the cases that we have against these individuals and to see if we will be able to build cases on them so that eventually some of them will be able to be charged for either murder or attempted murder or those activities that they have been involved in, including robberies. I can tell you I have received a number of complaints of extortion where these gang members are extorting business people out there and it is really and truly getting out of control. One of them tell me plain during an intervention that I live off of extortion. Really? That can’t happen. I have spoken to the officers at CIB and I have tasked Mister Jones, who is our legal advisor, to work along with the investigators to be able to see how we can put together the necessary evidence to law charges if necessary against those persons against whom we may have evidence.”


Williams says that the Constitution, section eighteen subsection ten, makes provision where the detainees are allowed access to an attorney, who can apply on their behalf before a court to justify their detention.

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1 Response for “100 Persons Have Already Been Detained”

  1. Fungus says:

    About time the heavy hand of the law takes no sides of corruption and do what needs to be done. It’s such a small country for so much bloody and cold murder to be happening, these stupid criminals have nothing else better to do, so they must do the time in prision..Trump 4ever.

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