Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry has called on young people, especially during the festive season, to be more tolerant, manage their anger and control their temper.
The Police Commissioner spoke Tuesday against the backdrop of four homicides within a 48 hour period.
Two of the deceased were young men in their twenties.
Twenty-eight year old Danny Charlemagne, alias ‘Danny Cat’ and 23 year old Shellan Francis were gunned down Monday afternoon in the community of Leslie Land, Castries, where they lived.
“When these things happen we are losing a generation – we are losing our young people. Please put down the guns,” the Police Commissioner told a news conference.
“Let us resort to other means of resolving conflicts,” the nation’s top cop declared.
“Let us not take the law into our own hands, let us report to the police and even if you don’t want to report to the police, you can at least seek assistance and help from some other respectable person in society,” Moncherry declared.
“I would call on all citizens – people do not need to take the law into their own hands. Have faith, confidence in the police that we will carry out our investigation fairly and ensure at the end of the day, justice prevails,” Moncherry asserted.
Headline photo caption: Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry (stock image)