No criminal charges to be filed against Brown – DPP

By Vijay Narayan and Dhanjay Deo

Thursday 10/03/2016

Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde

Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde has decided that no criminal charges will be filed against former Assistant Police Commissioner Henry Brown.

Pryde has confirmed receiving three files from Police on Henry Brown alleging abuse of office in three separate matters.

Pryde said following a review of each of the three files, they have advised Police that there is insufficient evidence to proceed and no criminal charges will be filed.

He said any issues arising concerning possible breaches of Police procedure are solely matters to be decided by the Police Commissioner.

Brown who is in Sydney had resigned from the Fiji Police Force in January this year.

He was on leave and had later asked for an extension of leave which was allowed by Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Meanwhile Qiliho said there are some internal police disciplinary issues regarding Brown however they will have to move on as Brown has opted to resign.