BREAKING NEWS: Chakadan’s post mortem results disclosed, investigations continue

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BREAKING NEWS: Chakadan’s post mortem results disclosed, investigations continue
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Police have announced that Chakadan Daniel of Back Street, Micoud, who was found hanging in his cell on Oct. 23, 2013, died of asphyxia, which is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from being unable to breathe normally.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Frances Henry disclosed this information at a police press briefing held this afternoon.

Henry said the post mortem was conducted last Friday by Pathologist Dr. Stephen King in the presence of a doctor representing the Daniel family.

“At the insistence of the family there had been a specific request made for an independent person to be part and parcel of the undertaking or the conduct of the autopsy,” Henry told reporters.

She added: “Owing to this specific request, the police department, we obliged, and in the person of Dr. Chase, he represented the family during the conduct of this autopsy. On completion of the autopsy, the cause of death was deemed to have been dead by asphyxia. Both Dr. King, the pathologist, and Dr. Chase met with the family immediately following the conduct of the post mortem and the findings were then interpreted to the family.”

Henry said investigation into the matter continues.

“It is the obligation of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force that when death occurs, whether it is within the police station, has had happened in this instance, or any other incident where death is a consequence, we are charged with the responsibility to investigate this matter. As this investigation progresses I engaged members of the family and indicated to them the manner in which this matter was going to be proceeding.  This again was done this morning, also in the presence of the attorney who has been retained by the family,” the senior cop explained.

During the meeting, Henry said she made available to the family and attorney, documents relating to the results of the post mortem examination.

“As with every investigation, the police are using every avenue as is prescribed by law to pursue this matter and on completion of the investigation, a submission will be made to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution so she can peruse all that is submitted and on completion, she will be making some pronouncement as to where this matter will proceed,” Henry said.

She added based on the DPP’s investigation, a coroner’s inquest or another process will be undertaken.

A police press release last week disclosed that Daniel, who was a prisoner in custody at the Micoud Police Station, was discovered hanging in his cell on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:40 am.

“Dr. Daniel, district medical officer for the Micoud region, was immediately summoned to the scene and pronounced Daniel dead,” police said.

“Daniel was arrested Monday on warrants for escaping lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and damage to property. He was scheduled to make a court appearance at the Second District Court in Dennery today (Oct. 23). The matter is currently under investigation,” the press release added.

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  1. Sorry this man saw taking his own life was the only way out. But we must remember that he did what he throught at that time was the right and only thing to do. His family is left with all the blaming of the police/geovernment. People when we as human beings are gonna stop and see were we went wrong with raising our children. If u as the loves ones didnt train the way he/she should grow why blame everyone. you as his parents are just as gulity as him for his death. Do the maths. Stop putting the blame on the POLICE who is doing what u guys should be doing in the frist place. Raise Your Childen Right. "plain nonesence"

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  2. NO WITNESS, NO EVIDENCE RESULTS IN NO JUSTICE.
    ARE THE POLICE WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION WHICH HAS IMPLICATION FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION?
    THE RESULT OF THE AUTOPSY DOES NOT SAY THE POLICE DID NOT DO IT,AS A MATTER OF FACT IT PROVES THAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE IT.IN LAY MAN TERMS DA AUTOPSY SAID HE WAS CHOKED.
    CAN THE POLICE PRESENT ANY EVIDENCE OR PROOF THAT THEY DID NOT DO IT?
    I THINK THE BURDEN IS ON THEM TO PROVE THAT THEY DID NOT DO IT?
    THE POST MORTEM REVEALED ALLOT MORE THAN HE BEING CHOKED.
    AND THE PEOPLE WHO DONT BELIEVE POLICE ARE CAPABLE OF KILLING THE YOUNG MAN, I SAY IT IS POSSIBLE. A POLICE CAN EVEN KILL HIS GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE IT SEEMS LIKE SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Cop-found-guilty-in-murder-of-girlfriend

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  3. I wish shaka could come to my dream and show me wat happen to him in dat cell or if I could raise him from da dead to tell me I miss u my boy un them police will pay not all police bad but those dat do ot hated u very much may u R.I.P u gone but not frogoting

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  4. I see a lot of name calling and finger pointing goin around...in the absence of hard evidence and facts there is nothing wrong with speculation...so with the limited info surrounding this incident I see nothing wrong with ppl interpreting things in a way that makes sense to them ...st.lucias problem seems to be to many educated idiots who seem to think only their opinions matter....hey guys opinions are like assholes everybody has one

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  5. Now apparently everyone who comes and concludes that this individual died as a result of asphyxia is automatically an accomplice or a cover up in this matter.Why do some of us citizens insist on tarnishing the reputation of our dear law enforcers. I'm not dismissing the reality that there maybe cases where the police action might not be within the boundaries of professionalism. But to outright accuse the police of such serious crimes becomes really ridiculous. And clearly shows that those who are quick to bash the police are indeed law breakers.

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  6. Yes dats wat happen I agree with u and he's dead nun for dat the police did it shaka had to much plans ahead of him he won't kill his self just so he told me we will party friday un saturday until they came for him da monday I vex over dat un if he was my bro I make them police go mad even da lady dat clean da cell fuck wat ppl say the police dat kill shaka

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  7. and still they cannot say with what he hang himself police not smart.....they bit the man so bad and when they realize he going to die they choke him to dead and they trying to cover it up...micoud ppl eh dumb

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  8. these policemen just making the thing more obvious just admit. url just making things worse and it getting more serious

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  9. these people just making it more obvious that they kill the boy . just admit it url makin the thing more serious (these police men)huh

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  10. Don't forget the police are the ones we run to when we are the victims of crime. How much more moronic can that be. Yes Mr Lucian, you should be ashamed of yourself and you have no shame in hiding your ignorance. You typed it in caps, but then again it takes an idiot to know idiots.

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  11. The police beat Daniel to death and hang him to cover up. those police dirty and wicked.
    They pay for it later, they will be like dogs on the street. I will not feel sorry for them.

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  12. YOU PEOPLE BLAME THE POLICE FOR EVERYTHING.. BUT WHEN CRIME HITS YOUR DOOR STEPS FIRST PERSON YOU ALL CRY FOR IS THE POLICE. LET THE POLICE DO THEIR DAMN JOBS AND SHUT UP.. IDIOTS

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  13. There are police officers who are convinced that Shakadan was killed. Some of us live in our own little cocoon and don't have a clue as to what is happening out there in the wider society.
    I've had the unfortunate opportunity to see our police in action on many occasions and I can tell you we have some good professional and decent police offers but there are a great number of them that are operating as if they are mercenaries, hit men or they are part of some rebel armed gang. It's a shame to have that sort of attitude in a country which has come so far. It reminds me of the attitude of soldiers and police in these rogue African states like Rwanda.
    The Americans placed this black cloud over our police force and rightly so. Then you get this. Go out there carry out a survey about this latest Micoud incident the results wont surprise you.

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  14. Illiteracy is a disease.These people live in their small backward world with a small brain and then write so much C**P.St.Lucian's should think first before before writing those useless and baseless comments.I think they should make better use of the internet and their time instead of listening and writing gossip.

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  15. i would say them police now a day f.. up, and justice needs to be brought to this action that happened, and what would this young fella use to take away his own life people come on......

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  16. Given the right motivation you can hang yourself with your pants. There have been cases where prisoners have shredded a mattress to hang themselves. You dont need the police to give you jack. This is like asking a child where they learnt a vulgar song after a day at school. Duhhhh

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  17. Dem police rape me in di cell and beat me badd 🙁 I'm so sorry for di family. I might not have di best clothes or education but i did not deserve that i sometimes wish i was dead.

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  18. I was thinking that my people were intelegent but I think I will have to agree with what Rick As been saying for many years. "St. Lucians are a branch of illiterate people." They can only see just about the tip of their noses and not beyond that. The article said that the family hired an independent doctor who observed the autopsy and agreed with the findings, now some jack... Who has no idea other his or her own will now say the doctors are in cohorts with each other. Are my people that dumb?

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