“Rebuke for prosecutors”

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Fed up with the number of old cases that have no files, a Bridgetown magistrate yesterday chastised the prosecution as he urged lawmen and investigators to think about those who have been waiting for years to have their matters heard.

“We have got to set standards. We have got to,” Magistrate Douglas Frederick declared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

He made the comments as he dismissed at least three cases, one dating back to 2012.

At one point the magistrate noted it appeared that senior members of the Royal Barbados Police Force to whom, said one prosecutor, they had been appealing, were “not paying you all any mind. They are just sending you all out there”. (HLE)

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