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Former St Lucia PM wants closure to police force controversy

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 1:48 PM

Former Prime Minister of St Lucia Stephenson King has called for his successor Kenny Anthony to release a report done by the Jamaica Constabulary Force on allegations of extrajudicial killings against St Lucia's police force. 

Last month Prime Minister Anthony announced that the government had received the report of an investigation carried out by the Jamaica Constabulary Force into the alleged extra-judicial killings in St Lucia.

In a radio and television broadcast, Anthony disclosed that he would address the nation on the matter this month, but just this week rescheduled the address to March 8.

King says the Prime Minister must have “justifiable reasons” for not making the address as promised.

The claims were linked to 12 fatal shootings by the police that took place during the period 2010 to 2011, when King was Prime Minister.

In 2013, the St Lucian Government enlisted the help of the Jamaican police to investigate the country's police force.