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Dottin case nears end

darwindottinandhislawyerelliottmottleyAll parties have completed their initial arguments in the injunction case brought by suspended Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin against the Governor-General and the Police Service Commission.

When the matter surrounding the application for the injunction continued before High Court Justice Margaret Reifer in chambers this morning, attorney-at-law for the PSC, Patterson Cheltenham QC, spent the entire day making his submission. The legal counsel for Dottin, Elliott Mottley,QC and the State, Solicitor-General, Jennifer Edwards, finished their arguments yesterday. Tomorrow, the lawyer for respondent will reply to the presentations by the two other sides. After that, Justice Reifer is expected to make her ruling on whether or not to allow the application on the injunction.

The court is being asked to reinstate Dottin as commissioner and to constrain the commission from carrying out an enquiry which it intended to do. Based on recommendations from the PSC, Governor-General Sir Elliott Belgrave sent Dottin on administrative leave pending the outcome of his enforced retirement “in the public interest”. (EJ)

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