LIBERIA: U.S Envoy Blames WestPoint Shooting On Lack Of Communication

United States Ambassador, Deborah Malac, has blamed the August shooting incident in WestPoint on the lack of proper communication.

She said what transpired in WestPoint was “an unfortunate situation that happens around the world,” adding, “Similar incident recently occurred in Missouri, the United States, where a teenager got shot and killed.”

She made the statement Monday at the Capitol Building in response to a journalist’s question on whether the U.S. has confidence in the American-trained Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) after a shooting incident during the recent riot in WestPoint that left one person dead.

The U.S. envoy said though she has not gotten a copy of the report from the Board of Inquiry set up President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; she observed that personnel of the AFL were placed in a position they were not trained for.

According to Malac, the U.S. Army personnel will work in collaboration with personnel of the AFL by providing training support to them.

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