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Supt Wilson reverted back to ASP

Supt Wilson – sent back to serve in the rank of ASP

Controversial Superintendent of Police Wayne Wilson has been reverted to his substantial post of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) by the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Sources told THE NEW TODAY that the decision was made at a recent sitting of the 5-member commission which acted on recommendations from the Ministry of National Security headed by Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell.

According to one well-placed source, the PSC also reverted to the rank of ASP from Acting Superintendent another top police officer Bernard Nelson, who served for several years as a bodyguard to ex-Grenadian leader Dr. Keith Mitchell.

Another police officer John Mitchell who is a close relative of former Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has reportedly received another six months until May to remain in the post of Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) as he was not confirmed in the position by the PSC.

This is in contrast with two newly appointed acting ACPs Randy Connaught and Vannie Curwen who have now been confirmed in the position by the Commission.

ACP John Mitchell attracted national attention when Dr. Mitchell was in charge of the affairs of the country over the manner in which he dealt harshly with a junior police officer who attempted to serve a court-related document on the then Prime Minister.

The officer who was hauled in to face disciplinary charges over the incident complained that he was verbally abused by ACP Mitchell and indicated that the only thing the senior member of the Police High Command did not do to him in the encounter “was to physically hit him.”

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Acting Superintendent of Police Linford Kingston who is attached to the Fire Department on the Carenage was also not confirmed in his post by the PSC at a recent meeting to review the performance of high-ranking members of the Police Force.

Wilson, a convicted fraudster, was elevated to the rank of Superintendent within the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) in 2021 under the rule of the New National Party (NNP) of ex-Prime Minister Dr. Mitchell.

ASP Wilson was among a list of 24 officers who were promoted at a ceremony held at the Special Service Unit (SSU) at Point Salines in the south of the island.

The promotion raised eyebrows as Wilson, who is from the parish of St Mark, was convicted a few years earlier before a high court judge for involvement in a used vehicle importation racket.

The senior police officer pleaded guilty after evidence showed that he had tampered with documents sent to the Ministry of Finance as part of the transaction that he did with a client.

Wilson is considered as a key operative of the NNP on the western side of the island and is said to be a skilled computer operator.

Wilson was suspended from duties but was brought back into the police force under a former NNP regime.

The controversial cop is presently serving as Manager of an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Department linked to the Office of the Prime Minister.

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