Senior Superintendent of Police, Calvin Brutus has move to the High Court to block promotions for several senior officers of the Force. Brutus wants a decision taken by the Police Service Commission (PSC) not to promote him, be withdrawn.
There have been allegations of misconduct by several senior ranks within the Force and this has prevented the promotion of the Officers, however, some of those allegations date far back as 2016.
Brutus, through his attorney, is contending that the practice of the PSC to not promote officers with pending disciplinary complaints will have permanent injustice on those affected.
According to reports, Brutus wants the Court to make a declaration that the policy of the PSC which states that ranks with pending disciplinary matters are not to be promoted, be made unlawful and that he is entitled to be promoted to the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Brutus also wants the Court to quash the PSC’s decision to promote Edmond Cooper, Phillip Azore and Kurleigh Simon, all Senior Superintendents of Police to the Office of Assistant Commissioner of Police. Also he is calling for an order for him to be promoted based on expectations and not law.
Back in 2019, Brutus was accused of a breach of discipline. An investigation was launched and Brutus was served a breach of discipline notice. However, nothing came out of the matter thus far.