Settlements Made Following Pepper Spraying

February 12, 2019

Following the pepper spraying of people at the December 2, 2016 protests, a “number of applicants sought to pursue legal action” and in “an effort to settle this matter, the Ministry of National Security engaged in discussions with the applicants and the parties have come to an amicable conclusion” with a settlement having been made.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of National Security following last night’s ZBM report that stated that “financial compensation” was paid out.

A Ministry of National Security spokesperson said, “As a result of the December 2, 2016 protest, which took place in the vicinity of the House of Assembly and culminated in the pepper-spraying of members of the public in attendance, a number of Applicants sought to pursue legal action against the Police Complaints Authority.

“In an effort to settle this matter, the Ministry of National Security engaged in discussions with the Applicants and the parties have come to an amicable conclusion.

“The settlement is a legally binding, confidential document which prohibits the parties from divulging the details or nature of the settlement. As such, the Ministry of National Security and by extension, the Government, is unable to comment any further on this matter.

“The settlement also saves the costs of a lengthy court hearing on the application for judicial review and ends the prospect of any further proceedings.”

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