Wednesday, July 30, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, is appealing the decision of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to order the continued investigation of the Elvin Penner immigration scandal in March.
The Office of the Solicitor General is handling the case, but today the Prime Minister told us that because Whylie is a public servant and was sued in that capacity, the Government could not leave him to get private representation even if it means that it would be seen to support him and interfere in a private issue.
The Prime Minister told us that it is self-evident that even if it is being seen to interfere, it cannot leave a senior officer like Whylie hung out to dry.
The matter is now before the Court of Appeal, and Commissioner Whylie has steadfastly given little update on the progress of the investigation, if any, and what his officers have found.
Likewise there is no indication of who told Superintendent Julio Valdez to stop the investigation.
The Commissioner was overruled when he decided not to continue pursuing the investigation as revealed in the arguments in the Supreme Court.
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