Physical restraints

Press Release:-PHYSICAL RESTRAINTS

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

587. It is lawful for a police officer or correctional officer to put on a person arrested, whether with or without a warrant, physical restraints, whether by hand cuffs, leg-restraints or other means—

(a) whenever such person is being moved from a place of confinement to Court or from Court to a place of confinement;

(b) whenever such person is being moved from one place of confinement to another, if there exists a reasonable apprehension of violence or of attempts to escape or by order of the Court.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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