Sinn Féin commitment to peaceful means beyond question – Kelly
Today a Sinn Féin delegation including Gerry Kelly MLA, Alex Maskey MLA, Carál Ní Chuilin MLA and Sean Murray met with the Chief Constable and senior officers of the PSNI to discuss the ongoing investigations into the killing of Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan.
At the meeting the PSNI senior team acknowledged the role played by Sinn Féin in supporting the PSNI and opposing violence and criminality.
Following the meeting Gerry Kelly said,
“The killings of Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan, was nothing to do with republicanism. It was an act of criminality.
“Their families deserve justice. It is imperative the PSNI continues to investigate and bring to court those involved.
“We called again on people with any information connected to these killings to bring it forward to the police.
“We raised concerns about a number of speculative and unhelpful comments made recently.
“We rejected any suggestion the IRA was involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan. The IRA stood down over 10 years ago.
“It is clear the group Action Against Drugs is a criminal gang totally opposed to the peace process and Sinn Féin.
“This group has been involved in extortion, intimidation and murder in nationalist communities and issued threats against anyone suspected of involvement in the killing of Gerard Davison. These are not the actions of republicans, but of criminals.
“The PSNI senior team acknowledged the role of Sinn Féin in supporting the PSNI and opposing those who seek to promote conflict and the use of violence. Sinn Féin’s commitment to peaceful and democratic progress is beyond question.”