One has to know to separate facts and stop dragging people in without a basis to do so Baseless accusations against and about Gerold Dompig could end up in court The Commissioner has involved his lawyer to take steps if necessary (Bon Dia Aruba; April 20, 2006)
Ex-lead investigator Gerold Dompig finds himself in the very position that he placed others in himself and now he complains? Gerold Dompig might have taken his own advice on numerous occasions along the way in the Natalee Holloway investigation.
Dompig indicated that one has to stop insinuating things that are not true. If any person has any information that he believes is not right, he has to take the legal steps for an investigation to take place and not bring in people’s names in newspapers as they see fit, because this causes harm to the family unnecessarily.
Maybe Dompig could have thought of such a concept prior to his Vanity Fair article or CBS 48 Hours interview where without any evidence stated that Natalee Holloway was not murdered but instead died of an accidental overdose cause by her own doing. Dompig slanders Natalee Holloway with a baseless accusation as to her death, yet now is upset that his son Michael-anthony Dompig is off limits. Even though Dompig’s son Michael worked with GVC on the Visibility Team. There would be no reason to question that possible link, especially in how this investigation has been handled. Anyone who did not pursue and question such a potential link would have been derelict in their duties.
DIARIO has information that Geoffrey van Cromvoirt was fired from his job because police did not want to work with him. Aside from this, Geoffrey is a good friend of Commissioner Gerold Dompig’s son, who also was working on the Visibility Team near the sea
ORANJESTAD – The case of the investigation on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway took various turns during the course of last year. Turns that sometimes had nothing to do with the case directly, but rather with the principles involved in the investigation. One of the names that is constantly mentioned is that of Gerold Dompig and his tactics or according to some, lack of tactics as to how to deal with the investigation.
All the time the Commissioner has distanced himself from this due to how he is a person of high rank in the police force, it is logical that he has to carry a heavy load and put up with many things. But even this has limits.
Bon Dia Aruba got in contact with the Commissioner to hear his version about everything that has been talked about these last few days, to get his version of this whole matter. Mr. Dompig was a little hesitant, but indicated that it could be good to set everything straight, to avoid that this situation becomes worse than it already is.
Dompig indicated that one has to stop insinuating things that are not true. If any person has any information that he believes is not right, he has to take the legal steps for an investigation to take place and not bring in people’s names in newspapers as they see fit, because this causes harm to the family unnecessarily. Particularly, Dutch newspapers are putting forth accusations and insinuations that could have easily have been verified with all the means the Dutch newspapers have in their power.
USING THE NAME OF HIS SON
The fact that now they’re using the name of his son, and have linked him to the arrest of the most recent detainee in the case, has also been very difficult for the Commissioner. It is true that Dompig’s son worked in the Visibility Team with the detainee, but this does not necessarily mean that they are friends. To use his son’s name and link them together and put the Commissioner’s credibility in play, is going too far.