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Judge won't hold Suba, GPD in contempt

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by Janjeera Hail

Superior Court Judge Vern Perez will not hold the Guam Police Department and Police Chief Paul Suba in contempt of court for failing to turn over documents as required by a subpoena issued by the Attorney General's Office.  Suba appeared before the court this afternoon with GPD Legal Counsel Jim Mitchell, who told the court that the department did, in fact, turn over all documents that were required by the April 2 subpoena.

It was revealed today that the department was continuing its investigation and failed to turn over any documents after April 2, which resulted in the concerns raised by defense attorneys last month when they learned that more than 500 pages of interviews and documents had not been turned over.  The judge found that GPD failed to "honor the process of the court", but he did not impose any sanctions. 

The trial of the police officers and civilians accused of abusing their authority with several arrestees a year ago continues on Monday, with more closing arguments from defense attorneys.

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