Standard detective work is required
Stabroek News
January 16, 2004

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Dear Editor,

Are police investigations carried out like a disagreement in a boardroom? And why do the authorities keep embarrassing themselves with ridiculous statements and procedures?

We now read of Mr. Bacchus having to meet the alleged accused face to face for a confrontation.

Mr. Editor, if someone comes forward and gives information on incidents as grave as the ones we are hearing of, the police should begin by gathering evidence based on the informant's claims and if they are indeed true, file charges. To verify Mr. Bacchus' claims the authorities do not need a nuclear scientist, they should begin by doing what they should have done in the first place, and that is: subpoena the telephone records of all the alleged accused, retrieve the telephone records of the cell phones recovered at the crime scenes and the mystery would be solved.

They'll then know who knew whom and who contacted whom before and after all the alleged ghastly murders occurred.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Owen

New York