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Judge rules in favour of cop


Judge rules in favour of cop

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A HIGH COURT has ruled in favour of a senior police officer who challenged the procedure to select a Deputy Commissioner of Police as biased and invalid.

In a preliminary ruling, Justice Dr Sonia Richards on Friday ruled that former acting deputy commissioner of police, Seymour Cumberbatch, had “made out a reasonably recognisable claim for judicial review, pursuant to a breach of natural justice in relation to the composition of the interview panel”.

Cumberbatch, through his attorney Ralph Thorne, QC, had sought judicial review of the process conducted by the Commissioner of Police and the Police Service Commission (PSC) for the selection of a candidate to fill the post of Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.