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Deane family happy about meeting with Security Minister

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:37 PM
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Family members of Mario Deane (from left) sister, Sadiki; father, Nicholas; and mother, Marcia. - Photo by Claudia Gardner

The family of Micheal Deane, who died August 6 following a beating he received at the Barnett Street Police Station, say they are hopeful yesterday’s meeting with National Security Minister, Peter Bunting will yield positive results.

Bunting met with Deane’s family yesterday after the family raised concerns about the Justice and Security Ministries’ handling of the case.

The meeting was also attended by, Member of Parliament for Central St James, Lloyd B Smith and Commanding Officer for the St James police, Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkins.

The family’s lawyer, Miguel Lorne says the meeting went well, as Deane’s relatives were able to share their concerns with the National Security Minister.

He says the family also urged Bunting to ensure that there are no more cases like Deane’s in the future.

Meanwhile, Mario’s sister, Sadiki Deane says she’s thankful the Security Minister met with the family in person to hear their concerns.

However, she’s still left with unanswered questions about her brother’s death, and the family is still unsatisfied with the pace of the investigations.


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