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Oct 19, 2020

Investigation underway into deaths of prisoners Akeem Tillett and Stephan Jenkins

Hilberto Romero

And so turning to the lead investigator into the prison break-out, we asked Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero, who is the Deputy Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, for an update into the matter. We also asked where the investigation stands in the death of the two prisoners who were killed in separate events.

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“In regards to the investigation, several statements have been recorded, several persons have been interviewed and so far we have not found no collusion between any of the prison guards and the escapees.”

 

Reporter

“Sir were the prison guards a part of these interviews?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes they were a part of the interviews.”

 

Reporter

“How many prison guards were a part of the interviews?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Approximately about eight.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, last week the commissioner said that he doesn’t put any credence to viral videos that may have been circulated. But there was a name called; a name McKoy. Can you tell us anything about that particular prison officer?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Again the commissioner addressed that matter and that is where that is.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“The investigation into the small attempt into a riot that morning that claimed the life of Stephan Jenkins; are you able to give us an update on that?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes that is a separate investigation. Again we have conducted interviews, statements recorded and a file will be compiled which will then be reviewed and forwarded to the D.P.P.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Is there also an investigation into the death of Akeem Tillett when he was captured?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes that is also another investigation.”


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