Mario Deane's death triggers islandwide audit of inmates in police lock ups
The brutal beating death of 31-year-old Mario Deane has triggered a nationwide audit of all persons now in police lock-ups.
National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the audit report will be used to determine how many persons are in the custody of the police for minor offences.
Bunting says he expects to receive the results of the audit by Monday.
Speaking guardedly because of the ongoing investigations into Deane’s death, the national security minister said based on his assessment of the situation he is convinced that there are adequate procedures in place.
However, he says police personnel continue to fall down in the area of compliance.
Meanwhile, Acting Police Commissioner Glenmore Hinds has confirmed that he ordered the audit on Monday.
He says he's not expecting any surprises, as the police regularly conducts reviews of bail conditions for persons in their custody.
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