Officers did ‘no wrong’
Acting Commissioner Tyrone Griffith is standing behind the police officers at the centre of the landmark Shanique Myrie case.
Yesterday Griffith said while he would stick to the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice, he believed his officers did nothing wrong.
In the case brought by Myrie, along with accusing the Barbados Government of breaching her right to enter the island, she also said that she was subjected to a body cavity search and was kept in deplorable conditions at Grantley Adams International Airport before being deported the day after she arrived.
The CCJ in its October 4 judgment referred to Myrie’s detention as unlawful and in the end awarded her $77 000.
“As far as I’m concerned, I have my own views about the part they played. I’m still not of the view that they did anything wrong in relation to their dealings with Myrie,” Griffith said. (AC)