Rodrigues: Roussety fined for speeding by police in Mauritius
16 September 2011
Nine months after a first mission, the Mauritian police visited the island to assess the methods of work colleagues. And during a traffic stop Monday, they intercepted Johnson Roussety for speeding.
During the day Monday, a speed control in the region of Solitude saw the interception of "Minority Leader" of the Regional Assembly, Johnson Roussety. It was traveling at 78 km/h while the maximum speed allowed on the island is 50 km/h. An action that is part of a series of measures taken to improve police work in Rodrigues.
Indeed, the central fire station have decided to end the disparities between the police forces based in Mauritius and those operating in Rodrigues. A team of experienced officers, carefully selected, was sent to the island Saturday to upgrade the services offered.
The delegation of thirteen people, led by Chief Operating Officer of Central CID, Superintendent Reekoye Devanand, has a mandate to develop more specialized structures. The aim is to enable local officials to conduct their investigations in the best possible conditions.
In addition to a branch of forensic science, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), a minor Brigade, a unit against cyber crime, among others, must be created. Agents will be trained at the same time to ensure the same level of service in Mauritius.
A proximity policy, roadblocks and alcohol tests will also make their debut on the island. The Mauritian delegation s''est also coupled to the establishment of a centralized storage of exhibits. Especially after the robbery last year at the offices of the anti-drug brigade and to the passport office at police headquarters Rodrigues, Port Mathurin.
The Mauritian team will also conduct an assessment of the weaknesses of the police Rodrigues before returning home Saturday, Sept. 17. The exercise is not new: a team of twenty officers from different departments had made the trip to Rodrigues in December for a period of a month.
At the time, this team was sent to the island shortly before the arrest of Johnson Roussety, then chief commissioner for influence peddling. It should also take into account the latent indiscipline within the local police with this case urine replaced at the end of a breath test following a complaint from the same Johnson Roussety.
Led by Chief Inspector Antoine Virginia, the head of the CID of Bel-Air-Dry River, the Mauritian quota had been called to assess the working practices of their colleagues and to address some pending cases. The chief inspector is also part of this delegation.
The last time the central fire station has sent an important device in the island dates back to the incredible escape of the murderer Margéot Ravina from the prison of La-Pointe-Mouth in the early 2000s. Nearly 200 officers were dispatched to a manhunt that lasted a month.