Pierre Says Over 150 Police Officers In Quarantine

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre disclosed Tuesday on the sidelines of the sitting of parliament that the police, although trying their best, are stretched with over 150 officers in quarantine.

Fielding questions from reporters in relation to curfew violations, the Prime Minister explained that there’s nowhere to put people when they are arrested.

“Only yesterday I got a report that a police station had to be closed or the shift drastically reduced because somebody was arrested with COVID and the whole station has to go into quarantine. There is no place to put people when you arrest them,” Pierre asserted.

He said the previous administration destroyed custody suites.

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According to Pierre, anytime a COVID-19 positive individual is arrested, the entire police squad has to go into quarantine.

“The police are stretched, some things they want to do they can’t – they simply don’t have the numbers and this is why we added another layer of enforcement which was the ticketing,” the PM explained, adding that the ticketing system will be in place very soon.

 

 

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