Please publish my letter in your widely read news column.
Open letter to the Commissioner of Police.
It’s a very sad day when police officers and soldiers are being charged with murder and this must not be taken lightly because two very important arms of the state with responsibilities to serve and protect are implicated in a murder and have now put the entire service into disrepute.
The question is Mr. Commissioner of Police, are you prepared to accept that there is certainly too much corruption in the police service? Question two; are you prepared in this your tenure as commissioner to it make your order of business to deal with corruption in the police service?
I will even take it a step further it is my view that you should sit with the Attorney General in short order to look into this very serious matter of corruption so this could form part of the legislative agenda, to take a bill to parliament that will bring tough laws to deal with corrupt police officers.
This is a very serious matter because this is a matter of integrity, this is matter to restore public confidence in the integrity of the police service. The people of Antigua and Barbuda have endured enough at the hands of police. Too often police officers abuse their powers against our citizens and sometimes lock you up without proper evidence knowing that they cannot secure a conviction at the court, but they do that just to embarrass you and take you through a process then you hear case dismissed.
Sometimes it’s all because the other person involved is their friend, this need to stop now Mr. Commissioner. We the citizens are taken for granted we has given your service much support over the years to be treated like this. A next thing I have noticed is that too many times your police officers are getting involved in matters of civil nature just to help a friend but harassing the other party and sometimes even arrest them when civil matters must go to the civil court. Your police officers continue to waste government resources to constantly arrest people for nonsense then you hear case dismissed total waste of government resources these are serious matters. Mr. Commissioner and you need to look into them. Leadership really matters.
Remember a society is regulated by an inherent sense of justice.
Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.
Contact us at [email protected]