The Director of Public Prosecutions has requested that the Police conduct additional investigations into the Police shooting death of Kitty resident, Peter Headley.
The man was shot by the Police at close range while he sat in the front passenger seat of his car after being arrested.
Two Police Officers were initially placed under close arrest at the start of the investigations. It’s unclear whether they are still under close arrest.
The Public Relations Officer for the DPP’s Office, Liz Rahaman, today confirmed that the Police investigation file was sent to the DPP for advice, but it was returned to the Police for further investigations.
It’s been more than six weeks since Headley was shot dead by the Police.
The investigation was conducted by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility, but that office has been very tightlipped on the probe.
The incident took place back in May when Headley and one of his friends were stopped by the Police. The Police claimed that the men were suspects in a robbery since they had a tv in the car Headley was driving, which was similar to one stolen days before during a break and entry.
The two men were arrested and separated.
Headley was placed in the front passenger seat of his car, while one Police officer took over the driving and another sat in the back seat.
The officers claimed that while they were driving to the Police station, the arrested man tried to reach for a gun under his seat and was shot in return.
There was no gun found in the vehicle and several questions have been raised by the man’s family.
The family of the dead man is convinced that he was killed in cold blood. They are pressing for murder charges to be filed against the two Police officers.