18th July, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSS FM) – Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov, has completed his autopsy on Tau Johnson’s body.
On Tuesday, Dr. Alexandrov confirmed that the 20-year old who died on 7th July after a motorcycle crash on Wellington Road died as a result of acute internal blood loss due to a ruptured aorta.
As the mystery surrounding the young man’s death remain, police say their investigation into his death are ongoing.
With allegations by witnesses that the police who were chasing Tau clipped his motorcycle causing him to fall to his death and accusations of gross negligence and unprofessionalism levelled against the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Medical Technicians over their shocking handling of his case, public ire over the incident remains high. Many remain dissatisfied that an independent investigation has not been launched to determine why moments after police gave chase to Johnson across Basseterre, he ended up critically injured.
With demands increasing for the officers involved in the incident to be suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation, Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Ian Queeley has indicated that his organisation has commissioned a high level investigation into Johnson’s death.
The EMT’s whose flabbergasting unprofessional and amateur treatment of Johnson at the scene of the accident have been suspended, with pay, and will have to await the outcome of a Ministry of Health investigation into their conduct to know whether they will be able to return to the job.