The case against the Commissioner of Police by former president of the Police Association, Eldon Arzu, was back in court in front of Justice Sonya Young. At the last court session, arguments were made for the application for permission to file the judicial review. Today, Arzu’s attorney, Nazira Miles, gave us an update.
Nazira Miles, Attorney-at-Law: “We had applied for leave seeking several declarations and orders from the court. One of the reliefs we were seeking was not granted being that my client and his slate be immediately endorsed. Her finding were that we were out of time in that aspect however the other relief sought were granted and we’re able to file a claim. To hold an election there were nominations which should have done by 15th November there were several extensions to those nominations so those decisions have been challenged and also we’re challenging the election that took place in June as to its lawfulness so those were allowed. The difficulty with the matter is that when you’re elected or endorsed you only serve for one year so at the end what would take place is she would determine whether the actions taken by the commissioner were lawful or not. So it would affect this election because we intend to apply for an injunction to stay any action by the present board given that we were allowed to file certain grounds but it will affect all future elections or nominations likewise. So it’s assisting the association in letting them know what actions are which actions the commissioner cannot take or can take pursuant to the Act.”
Crown Counsel Agassi Finnegan is representing the ComPol.