Police Chief Launches Probe Into Response Of Cops To Reports Of ‘Kidnap’ Attempt

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Asserting that it is the responsibility of the police to serve and protect citizens by providing an adequate response to reports of crime,  Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, Thursday announced a probe into claims that officers did not  respond appropriately when someone made a report of an attempt to kidnap a minor in Ciceron.

The child’s grandmother, identified as Mrs. Debeauville-Williams,  had reported that the child managed to escape from a masked individual who attempted to grab him Tuesday as he journeyed home after school.

The grandmother told Radio Caribbean International (RCI) that when a telephone report was made to the police by the child’s mother, the cops told her there was nothing they could do.

The grandmother said later, when the mother visited the CID the police asked the mother what she wanted them to do.

In an interview with RCI Thursday, Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry said he could not confirm that it was a case of kidnapping or attempted kidnapping.

But he said a determination would be made based on an investigation.

However, Moncherry told the RCI Midday News Edition that officers are expected to investigate every report that is made to them.

“I am very disappointed as to what I have been hearing in the news,” he told the station.

He asserted that it is the duty of the police to protect and serve members of the public.

“When members of the public come to the police they are not asking to be granted a favour but they are requesting a service from the police – a service they are being paid for,” the police commissioner declared.

“I have since summoned the young lady to my office. I met with her this morning and this matter has been assigned to my Deputy Commissioner Mr. (Milton) Desir so that he can assign investigators to deal not only with the inaction of the police, but also to follow up and investigate the initial report,” Moncherry told RCI.

 

 

 

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11 COMMENTS

    • But the good ones are so few and far between and hindered by due process that it makes no different. Having a good heart does not solve crime.

  1. “…the mother visited the CID the police asked the mother what she wanted them to do.” – Pure papishow!

    Kudos to you on this Mr Commissioner, excellent response and action.

  2. Verse of the Day
    January 17
    Psalm 46:1-3
    1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

  3. The Commissioner of police Should. Transfer the persons involved in that foolishness.Thats how a Serious Report is. being handled by police officers.

  4. Nobody is surprised by the reaction of the police. They are generally soooooooo unprofessional, entitled, arrogant, power drunk. Thank God for the few who are just wonderful officers and civilians and a positive reflection of the RSLPF, but the rest are Gros-Islet Bus drivers in Police uniforms.

  5. Now we know who gave that answer to the mother remind the back side hole that we the citicents pay his salary

  6. I understand the response might not have been the most appropriate one but does the police have the capacity to respond to every report made. With all what’s going on nowadays….do you’ll have sufficient vehicles and police officers to take on the work load…just asking.

  7. Most of the time the police do not even TRY to respond. I’ve reported an attempted murder and the police never came. They said they would see what they can do…and pass it on to the supervisor. To this day I am waiting to hear from them. I wish they would pay these police per successfully dealt with case!

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