Magistrate Exempted from Gun Cases: Minister Defends Decision

Magistrate Exempted from Gun Cases: Minister Defends Decision

The Minister of Home Affairs & New Growth Industries, Kareem Musa, says that the decision to exempt Magistrate Mannon Dennison from hearing gun matters in court, makes sense. The decision came about because of Dennison’s appointment to the newly established firearms and ammunition License control board. Minister Musa says that the Magistrate’s professional background allows him to be suitable for other civil matters.

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “There are a lot of other issues he can deal with and as a matter of fact even though he was a former police officer who went to study and became an attorney and then a magistrate I think he was dealing with mostly civil matters if I recall correctly at least in my time of practice and so I’m not surprised by that decision and it only make sense.”

Reporter: So what will happen ? Will you have to switch out someone in that case or ? 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “No absolutely not there are enough magistrates to hear gun matters. So that’s not going to be an issue at all”

Other members of the board include CEO, Sharole Carr-Saldivar and Senior Superintendent of Police, Clement Cacho.

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