BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Apr. 14.2018 - LAW enforcement officers are currently in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for the officer whom they claimed has absconded from the force.
The officer is currently under internal investigation in relation to the 2016 death of the Dominican-born officer Brian Pacquette, and the gun butting of Gretson Isaac.
Pacquette was shot in the leg while he and another officer were investigating a report of larceny in progress. However, he was subsequently sent to Trinidad and Tobago for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.
SKNVibes has learnt that the officer late last year travelled to, and is currently residing in the United States.
Questioned by SKNVibes today at the Ministry of National Security press conference, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hilroy Brandy disclosed that an arrest warrant will be issued shortly for the young man.
“Concerning the officer who has absconded, we have received the file from the Director of Public Prosecutions to lay charges and presently, we are liaising with our counterparts in the United States to exactly find out the whereabouts.”
Due process, according to the DCP will be carried out to lay the necessary charges against that officer.
In a press conference in January, the police confirmed that they knew that the man was in the United States, but they were unaware of his exact location.
They confirmed that the man had tendered his resignation, though he was under international investigations, but that was not accepted.
However, it is unclear how the man was able to leave the country for the United States without law enforcement being able to detect his movement.
But Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley in January’s press conference noted that the young man “absconded, and it was not that he was given permission to travel”.