Two police officers have been taken into custody as investigations into the death of a man in a Portsmouth cell continue, DNO has been reliably informed.
Sources told DNO the two were taken into custody on Thursday.
Joshua Etienne’s “seemingly lifeless” body was found in his cell at the Portsmouth Police Station where he was being held at around 5:00 am on August 5, according to the police.
He was pronounced dead by a district medical officer.
Police PRO, Superintendent Claude Weekes, did not confirm the arrests but told DNO that the investigation into the matter is “well on its way.”
He said the investigation will continue in a manner that is fair, professional and impartial.
Weekes did confirm what the sources had told DNO, that the autopsy on Etienne’s body was performed on Thursday.
Sources have revealed the results of the autopsy. However, because of the sensitivity of the matter and since the investigation is still in its early stages and Weekes has not confirmed them, DNO took the decision not to publish the results.
Etienne was arrested on August 4, at around 9:30 pm in Glanvillia for the alleged possession of ammunition.