Governments needs to uphold peoples rights and see off dissidents like Sam Kinkaid
Sinn Féin spokesperson on policing Gerry Kelly has dismissed this evening’s political intervention from PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Sam Kinkaid, describing it as ‘a blatant example of political policing’ and said ‘it is the latest in a series of serious efforts by anti-republican elements to prevent progress in the political and peace process.’ He said the the Irish and British governments need to uphold the democratic rights of citizens and see off dissidents, like Sam Kinkaid.'
Mr. Kelly said:
"This evening’s ‘confidential briefing’ from Sam Kinkaid is a blatant example of political policing and is the latest in a series of serious efforts by anti-republican elements to prevent progress in the political and peace process.
“Sam Kincaid is a political detective. He is part of the RUC old guard and is expected to leave the PSNI in the coming weeks.
"It is no accident that his comments are made at this time just two weeks in advance of an expected report from the IMC. This is a last ditch effort from securocrats who have opposed political and policing change since the start of this process,
“These spurious allegations will no doubt be seized upon by the DUP and others who have set their face against the democratic rights of citizens. The Irish and British governments need to uphold those rights and to see off dissidents, like Sam Kinkaid." ENDS