La Corbiniere responds to reports about excessive bench warrants

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La Corbiniere responds to reports about excessive bench warrants
Minister La Corbiniere * File photo
Minister La Corbiniere * File photo

National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere has brushed aside reports that suggests that there are large numbers of bench warrants for the arrest of suspected criminals, who remain at large.

La Corbiniere told the local media today that he does not have any confirmation from his officers that proves this true and said that people should not be led to believe that it is true either.

“I think it would be unfair of you to convey to the country that there are tons of people on bench warrants and the Police are doing absolutely nothing,” La Corbiniere said.

According to him, in many cases the people who bench warrants are issued for, go overseas.

“They have ways and means of leaving the country without the police being able to detect them, and on some occasions they leave and come back when they think that the heat is off,” La Corbiniere stated.

La Corbiniere said these matters are very complex and stressed that the police are often engaged in following up. However, this does not stop people from leaving the country.

The minister also made reference to the recent matter which led the police to intercept a wanted criminal- Clint Mathurin from leaving the island by means of a vessel.

La Corbiniere referred to the situation as a “cat and mouse game”, between law enforcement and criminals. He said while police are trying to stay ahead, criminals are becoming even smarter.

“Criminals are now taking a more informed view of their own criminality and how they avoid capture and how they deal with their own criminal world,” he stated.

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  1. I may not be able to do a bang up job .. But I for sure would spend time find ways to equip them with the tools and the know how .. We know things are changing and if our loan law enforcement agency isn't changing with the times " we are screwed " no one knows better than I the dufficult job the cops have it's parting thier fault but if the powers that be don't train them proper what you expect ?

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  2. All of u criticizing him go and take his post and prove u can do it better.... Negative minded, full of shat, no support Lucian's.....All of u talking the shat deh go and catch the criminals by ur'll selves

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  3. Indicative of the type of government we have!, these dudes just inept, i personslly prefer percieved thieves who work than these bunch of imitators lol

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  4. Dang , dem fellas SMH.. I didnot need ( neither dose press ) to be told that the thugs are " smarter ?" no no it not smarter they are getting better at cover their tracks .whilst the law enforcement agency hands are tied due to the incompetence of senior personel . If we do not become pro active , anticipate what a criminal might to next. Keep training the officers , especially the invistigators .. Teach them how to deal with the general (law abiding )
    public . And mr minister with all due respect I think if you ain't have nuthang to say that will enlightened please don't !

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  5. Ay!Ay!Dat fella still deh wi. Bodoos! De mun eh know da first thing about crime fighting...maybe he no about cock fighting.

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  6. I've had the "pleasure" of dealing with this man on multiple occasions. Arrogance and incompetence personified!

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  7. YOU SEE THE DAM THING IS THAT JUSTICE NEVER EVER PREVAIL IN ANY CASE IN THE WORLD.IS WHO KNOW WHO AND SO ON.PEOPLE GET FRUSTRATED WITH ALL OF THIS SHITT NO ONE KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO THIS GUY IN CANADA.YOU THINK FRUSTRATION PLAYING.EVERYONE IS NOT THE SAME LA COBE BETTER KNOWN AS SLEEPERS.ALL YOU DO IS SLEEP.

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  8. i personally prefer a minister who talks less and works more. we St.Lucians dont know what we want.

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  9. What about there being a web site where information on persons wanted by the law or courts can be found? After all, the year is 2014 right?

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  10. It is unfortunate that many persons are wanted on island, and police officers here do not know that. Proper dissemination and networking of information should start at home... Presently, police VHF communication is barely used. Now hardly any police vehicles are equipped with radios... Before, if something happened, traffic was passed over the VHF radio, and all stations & mobile units knew immediately... Now, you have to top up your mobile phone and call it in... Progress right?

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  11. Aa LA Crobs you alive and still talking crap.......worst minister of Security we ever had........

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  12. This guy only proves that education without knowledge get you nowhere. Since his was give his post wihing the government he has not impressed me once.Not once.He always appears to be lost for words and the few that he manages makes no sense! Such a waste of time!

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  13. Sorry La Corbinere its not police being ahead and criminals getting smarter. As the minister you should by now know that.

    Its police behind and trying desperately to catch up with the criminal element. Thats the long and short of it

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  14. The security should always stay one notch ahead of the criminals. That means that as they improve and innovate ways to elude capture, so should the police develop new methods and enforcements to catch criminals. That's a lame excuse which does nothing to appease fears

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    • Where/what is the incentive for law enforcement to stay ahead of the criminals? They (police) get paid even if their services are not carried out. Its a worldwide problem. The reward for the criminal to stay ahead; they don't get caught.

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    • All he does is talk, and when is time for him to talk he don't. Remember when Mary Francis had to tell him to speak up, when he waited so long to address the Shaka Dan case?

      HE'S LIKE A RADIO, ALL HE DOES IS TALK !!

      I don't know why these guys going up for office when they don't intend to do work for the people. He's a senator anyways I doubt St.lucians will ever vote for this guy.

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  15. BATIZE La Cob sayin cos if we part of OECS y not put out an A.P.B. on all criminals who police cah find in SLU by giving other islands police report on all warrants 4 SLU CREMOS slu cah find cos is only boat can help them escape if they travel I.D. was rendered, La Cobs poor excuse 4 sleepy eyes we can see u with that causing all d criminality in SLU with ur sleepy ways of curbing d problem

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