Senior RM hits out at local law enforcement personnel

September 16, 2014 3:21 PM

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Pusey's slap came in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday after lawyers for Kingston attorney Dawn Satterswaite and her four co-accused sought to have personal properties seized by the police returned to them.

Attorney-at-law Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, who represents Satterswaite, says the police have informed her that they cannot locate the tablet which was taken from her client's home.

Pusey ordered that the items be returned by Friday, and warned that the practice of what she calls a general sweep of people's personal property must stop.

She noted that in some cases, the properties are seized for long periods, and says law enforcement personnel must become serious about observing the rights of citizens.

Satterswaite, Janet Ramsey, Paulette Higgins, Annmarie Cleary, and Andre Hamilton are charged with money laundering, based on allegations that they possess over J$500 million in property linked to a Jamaican drug dealer now serving a prison sentence in the United States.

Source: jamaica-star.com

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