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Code of silence

AMANDA LYNCH-FOSTER, [email protected]

Code of silence

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A WORRYING NEW code of silence has been frustrating the Royal Barbados Police Force in its efforts to solve many of the 26 murders committed this year.

Fewer than 40 per cent of the murders in 2017 have seen arrests made and charges brought – a statistic significantly below the force’s usual high homicide detection rate, which typically ranges from 70 per cent to 90 per cent.

Against this background, Acting Commissioner Tyrone Griffith is urging Barbadians to speak out to stem the bloodshed happening in their own communities.

“There is a trend where people who have been shot – their cohorts have not been cooperating with the police. They know and we know that they know. Their thing is that they will take their own revenge and that makes it extremely difficult for us to get to the bottom of it,” said the Commissioner, speaking exclusively to the SATURDAY SUN. (ALF)

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