Political Leader of PDP, Watson Duke lead a protest with East Port of Spain residents outside the Police Administration Building earlier today as they called for justice for the killing of three young men in Port of Spain on Independence Square earlier this month.
Duke had earlier joined the relatives and neighbours of Leonardo Williams, 17, Isaiah Williams, 17, and Fabien Richards, 21, at Independence Square in the vicinity of where the men were killed.
Armed with a placard with the words “We want justice,” Richards’ mother said she is seeking justice not just for her son, but his friends as well,
“They are innocent children,” she said noting that her son was a small business owner and YouTuber, “Fabien never talked loud, he never even cursed. Fabien never hold a gun in his life, I could put my head on a block for that.”
The relatives said many families are in pain over the circumstances surrounding the men’s deaths. And while Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob in a press conference announced that the officers involved in the killings were placed on desk duty, the relatives and Duke noted that “desk duty is not enough.”
Duke said, “You taking men who commit murder and promoting them by giving them desk jobs, no, no Commissioner.”
The group then walked through Port of Spain and started their protest outside the Police Administration Building chanting “We want justice” as cars slowed down. They were then met by DCP Wendell Williams who allowed the parents of the men to meet with the Police Commissioner. The rest of the crowd then left.
According to Duke after the meeting, Commissioner Jacob noted that the matter is under investigation and he’s awaiting the DPP’s report before any action can be taken against the officers. He said in the interim the men are innocent until proven guilty.
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