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Firearms Seized From Senior City Police Officers – Mayor Seeking Explanation

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Police on Tuesday night seized firearms from two senior City Police officers, detained the two officers and later released them.

Castries Mayor Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel said after their release, the City Police officers resumed their regular duties.

“They were detained while on duty,” the Mayor told St Lucia Times.

And she said she was awaiting word from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) regarding the basis for the action.

“We have received no information regarding what the issue is,” Lendor-Gabriel disclosed.

Regarding the two firearms seized by the police, the Mayor explained that the City Police use the weapons.

The firearms seizure has left the City Police flabbergasted.

“We are supposed to work together, so clearly, why could that be happening? It does not augur well at all,” the Castries Mayor asserted.

However, she said she had enjoyed a good, respectful and cordial working relationship with Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius and would contact the top cop on the matter.

The Mayor said she expects the issue to be settled because it has occurred at a critical time in Saint Lucia’s history regarding crime.

“It’s a time for us to focus on apprehending criminals and doing what is required and the City Police have been doing very well in relation to that,” Lendor-Gabriel declared.

She recalled that in the past few weeks, City Police officers have done ‘exceptionally well’ regarding the number of arrests for various crimes.

“We intend to keep them motivated,” the Mayor told St Lucia Times.

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Only yesterday we saw kenee antony asking for increased powers for police. Hope this enlighten on how dangerous that is.

  2. these firearms should be ballistic tested…. maybe start with the CCC Morris case.

  3. But what kinda style of writing is this? It is as disjointed same way the lady referenced in the article speaks.

  4. Well said VISION .

    The Mayor has no tact , the professional thing to do is to await feedback from the Top Cop. You as a senior official must refrain form commenting on a matter for which you have no facts.

  5. Re Article: Regarding Vision’s Comments. . You should comment on the Article, and not the messenger..
    I Applaud the law enforcement and also the Mayor in working together to solve our crime and criminal activities in St Lucia. and ththat’s a step in the right direction. Let’s Support each other instead of shooting the messages.Yes we should and we can, keep St Lucia clean as it used to be.
    I endorse my thoughts.

  6. Hi Allison- Hey Girrrrrrrrl! I agree with you that we should support each other in this crime fighting mess….BUT…we have to be tactical and smart…aka…know what to say and know when to say things and know how to say things…that ship sailed past this lady ever since Castries became capital of Saint Lucia. Furthermore, the synopsis from this broken article is good news for criminals.

  7. ok so let me see if i have this right. the police arrested the two city police and detained them and seized their firearms but later released them. So they released them without giving them their firearms back? Hmm we the public would like an update on this as to why this happened as well it is really strange

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