We support the sentiment of the civil-society leaders who believe that it is high time that the public defender, Mr Earl Witter, deliver the findings on how 73 civilians may have died when police and soldiers stormed Tivoli Gardens in May 2010 in their bid to capture narco-trafficker and gunrunner Christopher Coke.
We understand that Mr Witter had constraints, at first with an insufficiency of forensic pathologists to complete autopsies, then with a slow delivery of ballistic reports by the police. But those difficulties were overcome.
Now, 28 months after the Tivoli incursion, even an interim report should be forthcoming so that the Government, and the society, can begin to contemplate the next steps, including if anyone should be held accountable.
Delay, Mr Witter should know, prevents closure - for the families of those who died and for the society, which wishes to know the lessons that ought to be learnt from the conduct of the security operations.
We previously reminded Mr Witter about the saying about prolonged sitting on chamber pots. Consider it repeated, Mr Witter.
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