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Inspector Frankie Thomas, who is the Police Public Relations Officer, has addressed the allegations of negligence against law enforcement officials regarding their handling of the most recent road fatality victim.
A family from Potters Village is currently looking into their legal options after the loss of their beloved Elvin “Respect” Patrick who died in an accident that occurred on December 25th on Factory Road.
The deceased family has recently come forward to speak to the media, claiming that they were not informed about the incident by police promptly and feel that their loved one was not treated with the dignity and respect he deserved.
But Inspector Thomas has clarified that the delay in contacting the victim’s family was because the victim had no identification on him at the time of the accident.
However, he did confirm that the family was eventually contacted and notified of the unfortunate incident.
Thomas says a vigorous investigation is underway into the matter.
Despite this, his family believes he was not treated like a human, leaving them deeply upset and frustrated.
They believe that the full extent of the situation was not communicated to them and are seeking answers about what happened.
According to an account from relatives, they received a call from the police stating that he had been in an accident around 10:30 pm and died the following day.
The family has expressed disappointment with the authorities for their perceived unprofessional handling of the matter, as they did not report the incident to the local media.
His brother Fitz Patrick or Baza said the family has no clue who knocked down his Elvin, who was employed at the Central Board of Health.
Elvin was a well-known figure in the community and was known for his friendly demeanor.
His family has stated that he was not the type to cause trouble and was always in good spirits.