THE EDITOR, Sir:
The problem with the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) lies within its inflated ego.
The law was created to curb police excesses, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that. However, it's clear that the INDECOM boss wants power equal to, or exceeding that of, the police force, and in general, the security forces.
This is the classic example of Giuseppe's puppet, Pinnochio. The puppet was no longer satisfied to remain in the shadows; he wanted to be in the limelight.
The sad fact is that INDECOM and the security forces will not coexist under the supreme ego of the current Terrence Williams administration. The damage is irreparable.
The Government needs to take charge and put in place strict guidelines. For example, the police commissioner should be taken into the confidence of the INDECOM boss. Both persons are mandated to supervise a professional body. Instead, we see Mr Williams fighting to take over the commissioner's job.
My final suggestion: Change the INDECOM boss and find a qualified woman who doesn't have too much testosterone flying around to take over Williams' job. I wager that we would solve this personality clash which is standing in the way of coexistence.
Hopewell PO, Hanover