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But while ComPol Whylie was adamant that he was supportive of Valdez’ investigation and played no role in its premature ending, he certainly wasn’t interested enough to do the necessary follow up to ensure that it was completed.

 

Screen_Shot_2017-07-19_at_6.53.04_PMAllen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“As I said I thought Mr. Valdez had concluded that investigation and had send the file to the DPP.”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“But he hasn’t, you are the Compol?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“But I never knew that, he didn’t tell me that.”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“He told us that there is a chain of command, he would report to Mr. Blackett and Mr. Blackett would report to you, remember that thing that Mr. Valdez had talked about, where it is, and Mr. Blackett didn’t brief you and said nothing has happened.”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“As I said, I thought Mr. Valdez had concluded the investigation and had sent the file to the DPP.”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“Why did you get that impression, what was your bases of your thinking?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“Well, I mean he is a Senior investigator he has sent the file to the DPP before and I thought that he had gotten instruction from the DPP and I figured he had complied with those and he had resubmitted.”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“So, you didn’t inquire, you don’t know it’s just…”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“No, I doubt because as I said I step back simply because of the fact of the things I have been hearing which seems to allege that I had directed otherwise…”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“So you don’t think Commissioner, that specifically because this spin was out there you ought to have become more involve and ensure that the investigation continued to it conclusion to remove any doubt that in fact you were blocking the investigation?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“No sir, because as I said I had not blocked the investigation, I had given no such instruction and as I know Mr. Valdez was investigating I mean he didn’t report to me on a daily basis and after the matter arose in public I purposely, avoiding checking on where he was with that…”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“So, where are we today, what has happened?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“Well, as I thought that he had completed and submitted the file to the DPP now you are telling me that he has said otherwise and so I will need to…”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“But do know if anyone was charged, no one has been charged?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“Well, I don’t know sir, that’s what am saying so I will have to leave from here and when am back in office inquire in terms of where that file is I don’t know if it is at the office, I don’t know if it’s at the CIB, I don’t know if it’s at the DPP because I thought it was there.”


Senator Eamon Courtney – Member Special Senate Select Committee


“And you are prepared to provide an update for us?”


Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police


“I am prepared I have nothing to hide, I have no issues with that.”

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