Newly-appointed Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Daasrean Greene said his top priority is to ensure that the matter involving the alleged extra-judicial killings, and the backlog of court cases are addressed soon.
“Also, as we know, there is public concern about what we call the extrajudicial killings. I aim from today to conduct full investigations into these matters in trying to bring some semblance of order and see how quickly we can get these matters out of the way,” Greene said following his swearing in.
The new DPP said he will do his best to put things in place to take care of the outstanding matters facing the department, while saying that he is grateful for the expressed commitment of the government to provide support to the Office of the DPP with additional human resources such as a special prosecutor if the need arises.
Greene said he had confidence the team at the Office of the DPP could achieve a lot. He added that once he completes his assessments he will make recommendations regarding additional staffing for the office.
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet had that the appointment of a DPP was essential to address a number of judicial matters and was crucial in proceeding with the case regarding alleged extra-judicial killings by local police.
National Security Minister Hermangild Francis had also said that the new DPP will be faced with a “phenomenal task” of dealing with several high level cases.
Greene was given a one-year contract.