Cop to be charged with murder

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Geoffrey Henderson gave instructions yesterday to the police to charge a police officer attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the shooting death of 29-year- old Des Vignes.

Des Vignes was shot dead on Divali Day (November 9 ) at St Barb’s. Reports revealed that he was at his St Barb’s home at about 12.45 pm on Divali Day when he was alerted to a commotion.

He went to the aid of a cousin who was allegedly being questioned by police officers for wearing a pair of army-camouflage pants.

An eyewitness claimed Des Vignes was shot in the head. An autopsy subsequently confirmed this.

Des Vignes’ father Curtis Allen has been calling for justice over the death and several placard protests were held outside the St Barb’s Police Post. Superintendent Ruthven Paul, of the Homicide Bureau, interviewed several persons, including police officers attached to the IATF and submitted his findings to Police Commissi-oner Trevor Paul.

The Commissioner then sent the file to the DPP for his directions in the matter.

The file was returned to the office of the Commissioner yesterday.


"Cop to be charged with murder"

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