Topic archives: Partricia Morton-Thomas

Broken promises and ‘dumb insolence’: the death of Kwementyaye Briscoe

Broken promises and ‘dumb insolence’: the death of Kwementyaye Briscoe

July 3, 2012 1

Superintendent Jones told Cavanagh that she had: "... raised watch house staffing concerns with several senior officials but was ignored ... she was distressed about the watch-house being manned by only junior, inexperienced staff and by the constant rotation of staff through the facility. Superintendent Jones told the inquiry her recommendations to change staffing conditions had been met with reactions ranging from "dumb insolence" to outright refusal."