GUERNSEY HEAD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TO EXPLAIN WHY POLICE AND BORDER AGENCY DO NOT TRUST ONE ANOTHER

Guernsey Press on 11th September reported that the head of law enforcement, Patrick Rice, has been told to explain in writing why one arm of the body he heads, the Guernsey Border Agency, does not trust the other, Guernsey Police, when it comes to court preparatory work.  It says that a prosecutor in the case of 2 men accused of drug offences was forced to appear in the Magistrate’s Court without the normal paperwork.  The court was told that the GBA would no longer entrust the police’s criminal justice unit with matters of disclosure – evidence and information to which a defendant is entitled.  An advocate is quoted as saying that there seemed to be an uncomfortable position between GBA and the police which had caused problems.

https://guernseypress.com/news/2018/09/11/law-enforcement-head-on-the-spot/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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