Mr Justice Kawaley said: The abolition of the defendants right to challenge without cause in England and Wales in the late 1980s was controversial and, in my respectful view, contrary to principle.
It is clearly consistent with principle for the prosecution to have the right to stand aside jurors.
Bermuda is best served by sticking to the facts, so lets do that, Mr Dunkley said in a release.
For the record, I did not nor did any of my colleagues instruct the Bermuda Police Service at any time on police operations and tactics.
In Bermuda, the prosecution can stand down jurors as they are called into the jury box.The report has not gotten to the bottom of exactly what was communicated between the Premier, the Commissioner of Police, and the Speaker of the House, Mr Burt said.Last night, the Premier decried the comments made by Mr Burt as misinformation and alternative facts.Hes willing to cast responsibility for the events in every direction but his own, the Premier said. Along with the BPS investigation into allegations of criminal conduct by some protesters, complaints from the public against police officers are being investigated, with a third issue being the independent peer review of the police response to the protests, prepared by a senior UK police officer.The use of pepper spray was outside the scope of the peer review, the spokesman said but multiple complaints have been referred to the independent Police Complaints Authority.