Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 8:30 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Dorian Pakeman, the Director of the Government Press Office, is back on duty after being freed of the charge of causing death by careless conduct. A no case submission was ruled by the Magistrate Court in May 2017 due to lack of evidence.
In 2016 Pakeman was suspended from his duty following a road traffic accident in which Dean Dawson, a 45 year old mechanic from Gardenia village was knocked down while riding his bicycle.
Dawson died on the scene at around mile 22 on the Philip Goldson Highway.
Pakeman was initially arrested but charges weren’t brought against him until almost a year after the incident. According to ACP Edward Broaster, a blood sample taken from Pakeman, tested positive for cocaine. Allegations of evidence tampering by the police and a payout to Dawson’s common law wife, alleged to be $40,000) added more controversy to the case.
Despite all the controversy surrounding this case, Pakeman got off the charges.
In accordance with the regulations governing public and contract officers, Pakeman is being reinstated with full benefits.
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