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Police inspector to file claim against the FLA

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 11:36 AM

Lawyers for Police Inspector Patricia Powell have indicated that they are going ahead with plans to file legal action against the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) over its claim that she and businessman Patrick Powell were issued licences for the same gun in 2004.

The FLA made the claim earlier this month in a statement released through the Ministry of National Security following an audit of its system.

One week later attorney-at-law Linton Gordon, who is representing Inspector Powell, revealed that the agency had already cleared his client and apologised to her.

He also blasted the FLA for issuing the statement, calling it reckless and irresponsible and demanded a full apology.

Gordon gave the FLA 14 days to convene a meeting to negotiate a package of compensation for the loss and damage Inspector Powell suffered.

However, the attorney says the FLA has failed to respond to its request.

As a result, he says his client will take her case to the Supreme Court.

Gordon says Inspector Powell plans to seek compensation for defamation and breach of her constitutional rights.