THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011, PAGE 9
COMMISSIONER APOLOGISES TO FREEPORT NATIVE WINS
FAMILY OVER MURDER E-MAIL
100 JAMZ' $17,000
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An intensive internal investiga-
tion, led by Deputy Commissioner
Marvin Dames, is underway. Any-
one found guilty of the infraction
will face stiff penalties, including FROM page one
a police tribunal or criminal and detention, policies around the the incident has brought on the
charges, added Mr Greenslade. care and treatment of witnesses force, an organisation already cop- teenage son, a cardiac patient who
Investigators are sifting through and suspects, all of those policies ing with waning public confidence. has had three open heart surgeries.
police computers and interviewing are now back in focus so we can "This is a very difficult morning When Special K confirmed her sus-
those with access to the leaked ensure that operationally we don't for me as commissioner of police, I picion, a triumphant Stuart became
report. Meanwhile, internal proto- have this misstep again. met with the two daughters, the hysterical declaring to bystanders,
col has been tightened to limit the "We're looking at devices that father of the recently deceased, to “I won the money!”
possibility of this happening again. are now employed across the say how very sorry I am, how Stuart, an unemployed cook, lis-
"Something went terribly wrong, organisation, and more particular- embarrassed I am as the Commis- tened to the radio daily contem-
it should not have gone wrong and ly in CDU, and we are going to be sioner of Police based on the e- plating the mysterious sound and
as a police department we should limiting access to a significant mail and pictures that are circulat- satisfying her genetically unquench-
not have to make excuses – it degree." ing at the moment. able thirst for music. She is a gifted
should not have happened. I don't Mr Greenslade also refuted "I indicated to them just how singer like her late father, Bahami-
know who leaked the information, claims that the leak may have come embarrassed I am that I could be an music legend, Tony Seymour.
what we know is that it is an official from inside the Office of the Attor- let down so badly, that we as a peo- After paying her son's medical
police document that should not ney General. ple can be let down so badly by costs, Stuart plans to use the rest of
be in the public domain and the "We are investigating all avenues those of us who are sworn to the funds to bless others who have
document was circulated to a listing but I am not going to the avenue of uphold the law." helped her along the way and to
of persons who had a right to have the AG's office because we have The body of 42-year-old Ms assist with her five grandchildren.
it," said Mr Greenslade. ELLISON GREENSLADE Stuart's success follows a $9,900
no evidence to support that. That is Brown – a former president of the
Secret Sound win on December 23,
Old procedures that allowed the a non-issue, it should not arise. . Bahamas Heart Association – was
rific pictures had been made public. 2010 by Brittney Seymour who
breach to occur have since been .this is a police-centric issue, this found in an apartment complex on guessed the sound before the jack-
changed, he said. is a matter that was dealt with in Bougainvillea Boulevard, South "The family is pretty devastated
pot reached the $17,000 maximum.
"For a system to work, we part- the police department, it's a docu- Beach last week. She had been by this. They are decent people This time though, after almost four
ner within the department and out- ment that was sent legitimately to stabbed a number of times. who are already traumatised by the months and close to 300 incorrect
side and so we do have a list of people in the police department Earlier this week, graphic images loss of their loved one. We see this guesses of every imaginable com-
people that we would share that and we were let down in some of the crime scene along with a as almost revictimisation for them, bination, 100 Jamz had to place
information with – I changed those way." police summary of the case file it's very difficult, but they're very Secret Sound clues in The Tribune
procedures immediately. Speaking to the press shortly began circulating through e-mailed gracious in the face of this pres- each weekday beginning April 1 to
"We should complete some work after he met with Ms Brown's two messages. sure," said Mr Greenslade. help guide listeners to the correct
today on our crime scene investi- daughters and father, the police It was the victim's eldest daugh- A man was charged earlier this answer.
gation policy, policies around arrest chief was candid about the shame ter who alerted police that the hor- week with Ms Brown's murder.
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cerned about her ASP Loretta Mack-
daughter going back ey said the matter is
to Freeport. now under investiga-
“I heard little tion by the Central
things, and I had con- Detective Unit.
cerns for her when she She is appealing to
left,” she said. the public for informa-
Ms Forbes said that tion that could lead to
Krishanna was sup- officers discovering the
posed to stay with her CHARLES TONY
FRITZGERALD whereabouts of Kris-
father and was expect- hanna. She also asked
ed to return to Nassau anyone who can help
a week later. locate Fritzgerald to call the
“When she left in January I police.
called her, but I received a text “We made an appeal initially
saying that her phone was not to the public concerning him but
working and that she would call we have not caught up with him,
me when she gets a new phone.” and we want to renew our
Ms Forbes came to Freeport appeal today for him and for
in March in search of Krishanna, Kirshanna,” she said.
but could not find her anywhere. Ms Mackey said persons with
She said her father had not information should call 350-
seen her, and the relatives with 3103, 911 or CDU at 352-9774/5.
whom the three-year-old was “You don’t need to give your
staying had not seen or heard name.
from her either. Ms Forbes said “It is important that we find
she also spoke with the Krishanna to bring some clo-
boyfriend’s sister, and tried con- sure for her family,” she said.
tacting him on his cellular phone Fritzgerald is described as
but there was no response. being of brown complexion with
“I knew something was wrong dark brown eyes.
because the boyfriend had sent He is about five feet, 10 inch-
(Krishanna) the ticket to come es tall, of average build and
over here but the sister keep weighs 170 to 180 pounds.
telling me that he did not send Has a tattoo that reads MOB
the ticket, and that’s when I felt on his right arm, a tattoo that
something was wrong,” she said. reads NO LOVE on the left arm
Forbes said Krishanna loved and a scar on his forehead.
her children and would never Fritzgerald has long braided
leave for so long without con- hair and is a carpenter by trade.
tacting them. Police said he should be con-
“She never went missing sidered armed and dangerous,
before and she cared a lot for and should be approached with
those kids,” she said.
BAIL FOR MAN WHO WAS ON DEATH ROW
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Mr Eugene, who was a security guard at Quality Discount Mart,
was killed during a robbery at the store in 2005. He was shot in the
back and buttocks as he was trying to get off the ground following
a struggle in which he and another employee tried to stop the rob-
ber from making his escape with the store's cash trays.
Attorney Roger Gomez Jr who appeared on behalf of Sawyer
yesterday, submitted that the trial judge had misdirected the jury in
relation to an alleged oral confession by Sawyer.
He argued that the judge had failed to inform the jury that if they
found that the statement had not been given voluntarily they
should not consider it at all. Prosecutor Jillian Williams however dis-
agreed with his contention.
Mr Gomez also submitted that the judge had failed to properly
direct the jury relative to discrepancies in the fingerprint evidence
presented by the prosecution. Ms Williams, however, argued there
had been no discrepancies relative to the fingerprints as it related
to those found on the store’s cash trays. Mr Gomez also contended
that the requisite intention to commit murder had not been proven
at Sawyer’s trial. He submitted that Sawyer’s conviction should be
quashed and that he should be given a retrial.
In February, 2010, the Ministry of National Security announced
that the Advisory Committee of the Prerogative of Mercy had
met and determined that Sawyer's case was not one that warrant-
ed mercy, and that the law should take its course. It was subse-
quently announced that Sawyer had filed an appeal that would
delay his execution.
National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest declined to com-
ment on the matter yesterday.
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allowed bail for very serious
crimes like murders, if we con- and they are bringing lots of
tinue where we're going, it will people to justice."
soon be a thing of the past. Police have charged several
"I was very encouraged by people with separate murders
what was said to me yesterday in the last few days, evidence
by the DPP and I have already that they are able to solve cases
seen evidence of it." through solid investigative
During a press conference at work, Mr Greenslade added.
police headquarters yesterday, "Based upon the compe-
Mr Greenslade also expressed tence of the officers involved,
confidence in the Central there are cases where we didn't
Detective Unit's homicide have people just confessing but
squad. He said that while they scientifically we were able to
are taxed with a growing case do things, and as commissioner
load of murders and other vio- I was amazed at how quickly
lent crimes, his officers are still it was turned around – we've
producing solid results. got some really good people,"
"The evidence will not sup- he said, adding that he hopes
port that (they are over- the force can recruit more
worked). Are they working investigators from the College
hard? Yes. Are they tired? Yes. of the Bahamas' science pro-
But they are doing a great job gramme.