Sun | Jan 20, 2019

INDECOM misguided

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM


With reference to the article titled '66 shot, 34 fatally, by security forces between Jan and Mar 2018 - INDECOM', published on Thursday May 17, 2018, I ask the following questions:

1. Isn't the mandate of the Independent Commission of Investigations to investigate allegations of police abuse and excess?

2. Is it realistic for INDECOM to seek to achieve a decline in the number of fatal shootings?

Given that one cannot project when a suspect will decide to engage officers of the law, I believe that INDECOM is seriously misguided in this approach. This is not a financial entity, where risks and gains can be accurately predicted and planned for.