Two years after prison break …3 PRISONS OFFICERS IN LIMBO

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Two years after three men broke out of the Port-of-Spain State Prison, the disciplinary tribunal for the three prisons officers implicated, is still in limbo.

This according to attorney Fareed Scoon who represents two of the three prison officers who are before the tribunal.

Scoon added, “Even though the tribunal has been formulated up to now, despite our four attendances at the tribunal, things have not gotten on stream yet.”

Scoon said on October 2, 2015, Assistant Commissioner of Prison Dennis Pulchan, who conducted an investigation into the incident, submitted his report to the Public Service Commission.

Scoon said on October 16, 2016 the Commission referred the matter to a disciplinary tribunal. On September 6, 2016, the Commission cancelled the appointment of the tribunal and informed the prison officers another was to be appointed.

He said his clients last appeared before the tribunal on July 13 and July 18, however the prosecutors were not present and therefore the matter could not proceed. He said aside from the charges being read to the men, the attorneys have not been given disclosure.

He added, “There has been no report shown to us, no statement, we know nothing of the nature of the allegations and the basis upon which these officers have to answer these serious charges that are made against them.”

He said they were promised to get disclosure on August 10 and the matter has been set again for hearing on September 28 which, Scoon said, was the Commission’s deadline for the completion of the matter.

On July 24, 2015, Allan “Scanny” Martin, Hassan Atwell, and Christopher Selby escaped from the prison.

During their escape, PC Sherman Maynard, who was on duty outside the prison, was killed.

Martin was shot dead by police outside the Port-of-Spain General Hospital within an hour of the escape. Atwell was shot dead in East Dry River the following day, while Selby surrendered to police.

Scoon said his clients were charged with causing Maynard’s death. 
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