Grenada police officers were granted bail in the beating death of Toronto resident Oscar Bartholomew. (Supplied)
TORONTO - More than a year after Oscar Bartholomew died in a Grenada prison, his family is still no closer to getting answers about what happened.
And they will have to keep waiting.
Media reports from the Caribbean island say a Grenada judge quashed manslaughter charges against five police officers Friday, ruling a coroner’s inquest must be held before criminal proceedings can continue.
“I was watching the news and then saw the ruling,” Anthony Bartholomew, 49, the victim’s brother, told the Toronto Sun Saturday in a telephone interview from Grenada. “I don’t know what to say. We have are no answers. We haven’t heard anything from (our lawyer). There is no justice.”
Oscar Bartholomew, 39, lived in Toronto, but was visiting family in his native Grenada with his wife, Dolette Cyr, on Boxing Day 2011.