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Police Murder Detection Rate In Question

Police say they have solved 70 percent of the 94 murders that occurred last year. However, they could not say whether cases that were dropped during that period because of insufficient evidence are considered solved.

Police officials released statistics on their murder clearance rate at their “Meet The Press” briefing at Police Headquarters.

During his address, Superintendent Leon Bethell, the commanding officer of the Central Detective Unit, said investigators obtained “good evidence” in the 66 cases for which they arrested and charged 89 people.

However, Bethell did not comment when the panel of senior police officers was asked whether the double murders of Sylvano Yasmin and Kenrick Dolphe in May 2010 were viewed as solved.

The men were shot in an ambush as they arrived at a condominium in Grand Bahama.

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