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Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, has said that he is very happy that no one was injured during an incident in Dennery on Sunday morning, which was recorded and went viral on social media.

During the incident, police arrested a young man in front of an irate crowd of onlookers.

The individual, identified as Kennis Charles, 26, of Marc, Bexon, was charged with obstructing the police in their duties, using insulting words, resisting arrest and assaulting the police.

Acting Police Commissioner,Milton Desir said some persons present were obstructing the police in carrying out their duties.

He observed that this is an offence for which persons can be arrested.

According to Desir, the incident began with an individual and the police when others intervened.

“So you could see the lawlessness that persons are trying to display when a police officer who has sworn to perform his duties is coming in, at that point it is not about guilt – whether you are guilty or not. It is about an arrest if the officer believes there is enough information to effect an arrest,” he explained.

“In court it is something else,” Desir told reporters.

However he noted that persons on the scene were trying to be judges and even went as far as insulting the police officers.

Desir observed that because the video recording of the incident has been posted on social media, people have an opportunity to see what police officers have to deal with.

He urged citizens to cooperate with the police when they are carrying out their lawful duties.

“Allow the officers to perform their duties and whatever happens afterward, if you have to lodge a complaint against the officer – if the officer has gone overboard, there are remedies for that.”

The Acting Police Commissioner asserted that had it not been for the video recording,persons may have reported the police for things that they did not do.

He observed that the officers were effecting an arrest during which no one was hurt, but persons on the scene were giving the impression that the police were doing something wrong at the time.

“I need to inform police officers that the hierarchy of the police force is with them and will support them once they are performing their duties within the ambit of the law,” Desir declared.

 

 

 

10 COMMENTS

  1. The hipocracy ,smh how many times will police respond to a report from a civilian being insulted verbally??? They fast to claim that it’s a crime when it’s a police officer the recipient of the insults.instead of harassing the young man for cursing them they should focus their energy and resources on resolving all the unsolved murders that plague our beautiful island.

  2. The police should review the video. And arrest and charge all of them that was obstructing the police officers nd making useof insulting words to the police .no respect for police let tge Magestrate mke an example with them at the courts

  3. The police exercised the greatest self restraint under unprovoked hostility. A severe lesson should be taught to this thug and the others. This hooliganism cannot be allowed to become pervasive. This incident has given me a greater appreciation for the challenges that police face on a daily basis. It has also brought home to me how easily wild accusations can be leveled at law enforcement without a scintilla of evidence. The world would be a better place without such people. Lunacy is prevalent in that community. Sane people don’t behave like that.

  4. I have to praise the police.Please when you go out to the street,carry a camera,just to make sure that we all see and learn.Dennery people should learn that bad behaviour will get you in trouble with the law.Hooligans have to be punished,and this one,really thinks he is tough,and can get away with it.Bordelair,for three years,and the boys there will be happy with the fresh meat.

  5. To my dear law enforcement officers, first i would like to commend those officers that were on the seine. I have this to say: don’t be intimidated by the public, don’t accept any insult from no one, respect yourselves no matter what, do not take advantage on anyone, charge when need be, arrest when you have to, be honest at all times, and the Lord will see you through!

  6. To my dear law enforcement officers, first i would like to commend those officers that were on the seine. I have this to say: don’t be intimidated by the public, don’t accept any insult from no one, respect yourselves no matter what, do not take advantage on anyone, charge when need be, arrest when you have to, be honest at all times, and the Lord will see you through!

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