Garda probe continues into claims that murder witness statement was shredded

first_img Previous articlePodcast: Limerick Post News Roundup August 3, 2019Next articleCannonball Run is coming back to Limerick David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCrime & CourtGarda probe continues into claims that murder witness statement was shreddedBy David Raleigh – August 1, 2019 1562 Facebook Linkedin Print Twitter TAGSCrimeLimerick City and CountyNews Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email AN investigation is continuing into claims that a Garda destroyed a witness statement relating to a murder to shield an informant.It is understood that the internal Garda probe has been underway for several months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Garda at the centre of the allegations has not been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation and the claims remain unproven.Sources say that the Garda was not directly involved in investigating the murder but shredded a witness statement to protect an informant suspected of being present when the victim was killed.Gardaí are investigating further claims that a second Garda was privy to the destruction of the witness statement.Last March, after the allegations surfaced, a complaint by a third party was made to the Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), in accordance with the Garda Siochana Act 2005.GSOC informed the complainant that the Ombudsman had determined the complaint was admissible and should be investigated in accordance with Section 98 of the Act, in other words a criminal investigation.A GSOC spokesperson said they had no comment to make.The Garda Commissioner’s office also received a complaint about the allegations.A spokesperson on behalf of a representative of the Garda Commissioner stated the allegations were “receiving attention”.Separately, it has emerged that a complete review of the original murder investigation is underway.“A peer review of this investigation has been established by the Chief Superintendent Divisional Officer,” a Garda spokesperson said.In a follow up query as to why the review had been sanctioned, a Garda spokesperson replied: “An Garda Siochana does not comment on operational decisions.”It’s understood GSOC is awaiting the outcome of the internal inquiry, and the separate investigation review, before launching its own probe.The internal inquiry has been adjourned to a date later this year and the Garda at the centre of the claims is continuing to carry out day-to-day policing duties.A source close to the family of the murder victim said they were “stunned” at the allegations.However, they said they were “happy” the case was being fully reviewed.Responding to a list of general questions regarding the internal inquiry, a Garda spokesman replied: “An Garda Siochana does not comment on internal disciplinary matters.”In a subsequent response, a spokesperson stated the murder investigation is “‘live’ and ongoing”.“We would urge anyone with information to contact investigating Gardaí,” they added. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Bremen boy struck by car, injured while riding bicycle

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – May 8, 2020 0 455 Bremen boy struck by car, injured while riding bicycle Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter (95.3 MNC) A Bremen boy is injured after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle Thursday.Marshall County Police were called to the crash at State Road 331, near Bremen, around 3 p.m.A preliminary investigation shows that the 10-year-old boy was riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Road when he didn’t stop at a stop sign at the SR 331 intersection, instead riding into the path of an orange Chrysler that was traveling southbound.The boy was struck and thrown from his bicycle. He was transported to a local hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious, but not life-threatening.The driver of the Chrysler was not injured.center_img TAGS3rd RoadbicyclebikeboyBremenchildinjuredintersectionsr 331state road 331 Facebook Google+ Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews Previous articleGov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s Stay At Home order until May 28Next articleBMV to open another 73 branches Monday Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Inaugural Cheoah River Release

first_imgWelcome back, Cheoah! The boater world has missed you. Cheoah River MapThis weekend, paddlers of the Southeast can look forward to the first release of the season for the Cheoah River in Graham County, N.C. This class IV-V river boils down to nine miles of intense, tumultuous, and wild whitewater action.The Cheoah holds a treasured spot as one of the most popular rivers in the region, but take note: this isn’t a run for the faint of heart. Over the course of its journey through the Tar Heel State, the river drops about 150 feet per mile – including a twelve-foot plummet over Bear Creek Falls – and stands as one of the steepest sections of whitewater nationwide.For those ready to take on the challenge, the Cheoah is now open for business. Get psyched, stay safe, and dive into this incredible whitewater experience.For release dates on the Cheoah, as well as other Southeast classics like the West Fork of the Tuck and the Tallulah, check out American Whitewater’s schedule here.last_img read more

Raiders a smaller long shot to win Super Bowl 54 after news of Antonio Brown trade

first_img BENDER: AB can avoid a TO-like end to his career The city that will host the Raiders in the near future is changing its opinion of the 2019 edition of the squad after Sunday’s news that Antonio Brown will be joining the Silver and Black.Caesars Palace in Las Vegas dropped its odds of Oakland winning Super Bowl 54 from 75-1 to 50-1, Pro Football Talk and Bleacher Report reported.  The Raiders finished 4-12 last season under new/old coach Jon Gruden. PFT and B/R did not report on any change to the Steelers’ odds. had Pittsburgh listed at 20-1 before the Brown trade was reported (it also had the Raiders at 100-1).The favorites in the futures market according to are the Super Bowl champion Patriots and the Chiefs at 7-1 each.last_img read more