“It’s explosive and it’s embarrassing….” that’s how a senior police officer with inside information on the shooting case involving police prosecutor inspector Lincoln Corbette describes that matter.
DNO can confirm that a recommendation has been placed on the file from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) stating, “that based on the information provided, we recommend that Inspector Corbette be charged..”
Investigations also reveal that the Attorney General Levi Peter is not supporting the recommendations of the office of the DPP, and that the case could result in a showdown between these two key offices.
Nicholas Roberts, a man known to the police as having a long list of criminal activity, was shot by police Inspector Lincoln Corbette on Bath Road on July 13, 2011.
Roberts is alleged to have been caught in the act of making sexually advances on a five-year-old girl at the time of the shooting.
Two months after the incident the official who was mandated to conduct the investigations, then Superintendent Daniel Carbon (now acting chief of police) handed in his report.
In it he concluded and recommended that “Inspector Corbette be charged criminally for unlawfully and intentionally shooting Nicholas…”
Carbon later asked to be excused from the matter and ASP Ainsworth Irish was detailed to investigate the case.
Roberts was slapped with six charges by a junior police officer (loitering, battery on police in execution of duty, battery on child among others).
“He pleaded guilty to loitering and not guilty to all the other charges and was remanded in custody but on the advice of the DPP was granted bail in his own recognizance….”
The investigations reveal that Corbette shot Roberts behind his back while he was running and he (Corbette ) claims that Roberts had “a rake in his hand and stated I hitting you with that (twice).”
No indication has as yet been given whether Corbette will in fact be charged for the shooting, and when that’s likely to happen.
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