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Davis 'Appalled' By Promotion Of Lead Investigator In Case Against Gibson

PLP leader Philip Davis. (File photo)

PLP leader Philip Davis. (File photo)

By EARYEL BOWLEG

ebowleg@tribunemedia.net

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he was “appalled” by the promotion of Assistant Superintendent Deborah Thompson – the lead investigator in the case against former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson.

Her name was among the nearly 70 Royal Bahamas Police Force officers being promoted to Chief Superintendent and Superintendent.

Thompson, who is set to be promoted to the rank of Superintendent, admitted during the trial that she was wrong to have had a joint interview with key witnesses, businessman Jonathan Ash and Deborah Bastian to “synchronise” their claims against Mr Gibson.

On Friday, Mr Davis expressed his dissatisfaction of her promotion – saying her action was considered to be “subverting the course of justice”.

“If you get two persons, two witnesses, to synchronise the evidence – that’s subverting the course of justice and then to be rewarded after that – you tell me how you feel about that. I’m appalled.

“And at the end of the day, what will people, objective right-thinking persons think about that?'

The party’s chairman stated the promotions are being reviewed by Bjorn Ferguson and Wayne Monroe, QC, is also involved.

Comments

Well_mudda_take_sic 10 months, 1 week ago

“If you get two persons, two witnesses, to synchronise the evidence – that’s subverting the course of justice and then to be rewarded after that – you tell me how you feel about that. I’m appalled."

Once again, putting hatred of Davis aside, he is absolutely right on this matter. Anyone who has read the supreme court's acquittal ruling in the Minnis-led FNM government's case against Shameless Shane Gibson should also be appalled by the promotion of Deborah Thompson. I'm convinced more than ever that Minnis is either extremely arrogant or he just does not have an ounce of sense upstairs. Whichever, both not good!

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proudloudandfnm 10 months, 1 week ago

She was promoted!!???

Yeah. I'm with Brave on this one... Even though for him and his party it is hypocrisy. The fact she was promoted is stomach churning...

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BahamasForBahamians 10 months, 1 week ago

I rarely support Brave's position but this will bite the FNM in the buttocks

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sheeprunner12 10 months, 1 week ago

He should be applauding her ……….. she got his man Shameless Gibson off the hook.

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Sickened 10 months ago

Ms Thompson performed her investigation perfectly. Except that she thought her job was to destroy the crown's case - and she did it very well, and even got a promotion over it.

I call it 'intentional incompetence'.

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DDK 10 months ago

SOMEONE really needs a DEmotion here!

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John 10 months ago

Remember the police who shot the innocent boy EIGHTEEN times. The same young man who use to paste Minnis Junkanoo costume. And Minnis even failed to offer his sympathy publicly to the family. And that officers was not even reprimanded.

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birdiestrachan 10 months ago

Deborah Thompson followed instructions trying to mess with peoples freedom and put them in jail. so she was promoted.

On the other hand Ms: Hanna was not a good witness so she lost her contract.

The red men are dangerous. busy sowing the wind and creating discord.

They will learn soon enough. no one does wrong and get by.

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licks2 10 months ago

Wrong people as usual. . .darkening talks without knowledge!! Many promotions are back are pending from up to ten years in the rear!!! That goof-up is all over the public services sector. . .she was promoted years ago but the actual act just caught up with her! That's why them PS get a large sum of monies when their paper work catches up with them years after the actual promotion!! Her "slap" will come at her next promotion exercise!! She was protected by law. . .it was too late to go after her!

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Hoda 10 months ago

...he said he accepted ash’s money as a campaign donation, never that he didn’t. The investigation was flawed. Fact. However that doesn’t mean innocence. But Mr Davis nows I am sure he has gotten his clients off on technicalities. I dont think the officer should have done what she did simply because it is grounds for questioning the investigation and inappropriate.

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