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Dottin’s legal matter continues today

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THE LEGAL MOVE to get Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin back at his desk continues.
Lawyers for the embattled top cop were at it again in the No. 9 Supreme Court yesterday, before Justice Margaret Reifer.
After another marathon session, the matter was adjourned until 9 o’clock this morning.
The WEEKEND NATION understands that after lawyers for the Commissioner had presented their application for an injunction on Wednesday, it was the turn yesterday for lawyers representing the Police Service Commission (PSC) to present their case.
Chairman of the PSC, Guyson Mayers, is being represented by Pat Cheltenham, QC, and Hal Gollop, QC.
Dottin, who is two years away from retirement, was retired in the interest of the public on June 17, after certain recommendations by the PSC to Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave.
But Dottin’s attorneys Elliot Mottley, QC, and Leslie Haynes, QC, are asking the court to reverse the PSC’s decision, claiming it was invalid and ineffectual. They also argued on Tuesday that sending Dottin home was against the principles of natural justice. (BA)

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