Paul Van der Sloot: “Asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case”, Just as Dompig starts from the beginning.
Who does not find the following situation convenient and rather peculiar? Paul Van der Sloot, “asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case”, just as new Deputy Police Chief Dompig starts from the beginning in the investigation of Natalee Holloway. You make the call.
Paul Van der Sloot who was once arrested and held in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, Natalee Holloway “has petitioned a judge to clear him of suspicion in the case so that he can be rehired by the government.”
Joran’s father, Paul van der Sloot, was arrested June 23 in connection with the case and was released on June 26.
Paul van der Sloot “is asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case,” said Arie Swaen, after coming out of the courthouse in the capital, Oranjestad, Friday.
In an ongoing investigation where Deputy Police Chief Gerold Dompig has made a much more concerted effort to investigate the case of missing teen Natalee Holloway than his predecessor; Paul Van der Sloot looks to the courts to not be a suspect? The courts where many believe that Paul Van der Sloot has many friends and allies. It is impossible to imagine that anyone other than those that are actually investigating the matter of Natalee Holloway would make such a determination. Dompig has stated on many occasions during many interviews that they are basically starting this investigation from the beginning.
As stated last night on Scarborough Country discussing the difference between the two investigations as being like night and day.
Joe Scarborough: I will tell you, the difference between this new investigator and the investigator who is friends with the van der Sloots seems like the difference between night and day. This guy actually seems very aggressive, like he wants to get to the bottom of the story. You and your family have to be somewhat pleased that this investigation is finally, it seems to me, taking on a new life.
Dave Holloway: It is. And I am very pleased with Dompig’s actions. I am just hoping that what he is saying, we can put action behind it and get some resolution. I went today to speak with the public, on public television, and pleaded with the people to please give us any information that might resolve this case, and if that one person could come forward, this case could be resolved today.
Dave Holloway also stated that he was very please with the efforts of Gerold Dompig in a Clarion Ledger article:
With the new Aruban deputy police chief (Gerold Dompig) in place, it’s like starting all over,” Dave Holloway said in a phone interview. “He says he’s going back to the beginning and going forward from there.
With all the new leads, tips and searches that are being done in Aruba and the perception that Gerold Dompig is playing an active role in the Natalee Holloway investigation, it is rather peculiar timing that Paul Van der Sloot looks to the courts to be removed as a an official suspect.
An Aruban judicial official, the father has not gone to work since his arrest, but he has been receiving his salary.
His contract ends Dec. 31, and if his name is not cleared he cannot be rehired, said Swaen.
The judge will render his decision Nov. 11.
If his name is cleared, van der Sloot will file a wrongful arrest suit against the government, Swaen said.