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Aug 16, 2022

Compensation for the Uh Family

Kareem Musa

Will the Uh family be compensated for the wrongful death of Derrick? That was a question posed to the Minister of Home Affairs earlier today. While legal recourse via a civil suit can be pursued by the family, Minister Musa believes that, as in the case of Laddie Gillett and Alyson Major, Uh’s family should be compensated for their loss and the Attorney General Ministry should determine the quantum.

 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs

“Not just in the instance of Derrick Uh, but in the instance of Laddie Gillett, in the instance of Alyson Major, in the instance of Mister Jules Vasquez’s brother, there are all instances where there has been negligence by the police department. And these are instances – and I have said it previously in an interview – that I believe the focus of the attorney general’s ministry in the civil suits is to assess the quantum that should be awarded to these families and it should not be cases that have to go to a court of law for determination because these are instances where it is clear that members of the police department – whether by action or inaction – caused the death of these four individuals.”



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