St. Maarten’s Prosecutor Office supports probe into class justice

POSTED: 10/7/14 2:04 AM

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office supports a request by Justice Minister Dennis Richardson to the Law Enforcement Council for an investigation into its prosecution policy.

Minister Richardson filed the request with the council on September 18, after the ruling in the Masbangu-trial (the investigation into election fraud in 2010). In that ruling the court stated that the prosecutor’s office has called upon itself at least the semblance of class justice due to the prosecution decisions it took in this case.

The prosecutor’s office has been made aware of the minister’s letter and states in a press release from the office of Attorney-General Guus Schram that is wants to cooperate with such an investigation “because the term class justice has an extremely negative meaning.”

Attorney-General Schram informed the Law Enforcement Council that the prosecutor’s office is prepared to cooperate in every possible way with an inspection.

The prosecutor’s office states in its press release that it will provide complete transparency into its prosecution policy so that the inspection will give a balanced and accurate picture.

If the Law Enforcement Council sees reason to make recommendations based on the investigation, the prosecutor’s office will study them with great interest and where possible execute them.

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