The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has vowed to continue pressing for an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
The most recent allegations concern a senior male police officer.
Former UWP Castries East candidate Fortuna Belrose told a news conference last week that the party was not pronouncing the officer guilty.
“We’re not saying the gentleman is guilty. What we’re saying is that the state, the country, wants the assurance that the gentleman who is being put there is above board and that the victims who have come out are being addressed in the right way,” Belrose told reporters.
She also spoke of the need for a report and action based on the document.
“Let’s put ourselves in their shoes,” Belrose said regarding the alleged victims.
And in response to reports that former Police Commissioners were aware of the allegations, Belrose said there was the need to ask what the problem was.
“Who are we protecting? Why are we doing this?” The former Minister stated.
She said the entire opposition United Workers Party felt outraged and would continue to press the issue.