Public safety minister commends officers for escapee’s recapture

Benjamin said the officers “did what they had to” and “acted in good faith and an efficient manner while executing their duties on behalf of the people of Antigua & Barbuda.”

He said he is “satisfied” residents have one less reason to live in fear because the 24-year-old well-known convict is no longer on the loose.

Meanwhile, the head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Superintendent Nuffield Burnette said, as is customary, an investigation has to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding Jacobs’ recapture.

The escapee was shot multiple times during an alleged confrontation with police, who caught him after he reportedly broke into someone’s home.

“As in every instance, like this, where someone is injured or killed, it has to be investigated. The investigation will be done by the police, and therefore, it would not be wise to comment and get into a war of words with anyone over what happened,” Burnette told OBSERVERmedia exclusively.

The superintendent said when the investigation is done, the file is usually sent to the office of the director of public prosecutions for review and advice on what, if anything, should be done.


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