Suspect’s wanted poster was official police release
July 26, 2013

Suspect’s wanted poster was official police release

Acting Police Commissioner Michael Charles has confirmed that the poster that was circulated last month, which declared Dwaine “Tall Man” Sandy a wanted man, was an official release from the local constabulary.{{more}}

“Even if it’s a constable [who] issues it and it is out, it is still the police. It is an official release from the police,” Charles told SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday.

Charles’ comments came after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Colin Williams, responding to a question, said he was not aware of the origin of the poster.

The DPP was at the time a guest on IKTV’s “Unrendered” programme on July 21, hosted by Tony Regisford.

“…I am not so sure that the police are the ones who are the driving forces… I’m still at a loss to the origins of it,” the DPP said.

The DPP said he understood the poster to mean that there may have been certain information that suggested in the early stages that Sandy was the person that was wanted.

Sandy, a former national footballer, was being sought by police in connection with the shooting of police officer Julanie Jack, and the robbery of an employee of the Postal Corporation of approximately $100,000 in Kingstown, on June 13.

The wanted poster bearing Sandy’s photograph, which also indicated he was armed and dangerous, went viral on social networking sites.

Sandy, escorted by his attorney Grant Connell, turned himself into local authorities on Monday, June 17, shortly after 11 a.m., after arriving here on a LIAT flight from Grenada.

He was kept in police custody until Wednesday, when he was released without charge.

The following day, Sandy was again picked up arrested and kept in police custody, for what they claimed was “safe keeping”.

He was released two days later.

Despite being picked up on two occasions, no charges have been laid against the former national goalkeeper or any other person.

The Commissioner of Police (Ag) also indicated that the matters are still under investigation.(KW)