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AUDIO: No need to be loud - Acting Public Defender on questioning at Tivoli Enquiry

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 10:36 AM
Acting Public Defender Matondo Mukulu at the Tivoli Gradens enquiry at the Jamaica Conference Center recently. - Jermaine Barnaby photo

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Acting Public Defender Matondo Mukulu says he is concerned that some lawyers are talking too loudly to the witnesses at the Tivoli Enquiry.

He says while he does not believe the witnesses are being badgered, there is no need to be loud, as this could affect how the witnesses perform.

Mukulu says witnesses could be intimidated.

“We could reduce the decibel. Sometimes I think people are speaking too loud because they’re quite agitated and the lawyers are trying to get across their point. It can, sometimes, intimidate when you’re shouting at someone” Mukulu said.

However, he told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the issue has not reached the level where he needs to make a complaint to the commissioners.

So far, all witnesses at the enquiry have been civilians who lived in west Kingston during the May 2010 police/military operation.