High time for roles to be separated

THERE was a time when all prosecuting officers in the lower courts were police officers. Most of them were not legally qualified, but they made up for any perceived shortcomings by being extremely knowledgeable, experienced and witty when applying the appropriate procedural arguments during criminal proceedings.

Whenever complex legal arguments arose, matters were stood down, giving these lower court prosecuting officers time to refer to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) for advice.

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