Acting Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney has vowed to respect the legal process in the face of legal action by teachers.
The teachers from the All Saints Secondary School are taking legal action after what they call a degrading strip search by police officers last year.
In confirming that course of action, President of the Antigua Barbuda Union of Teachers Ashworth Azille told state media that the matter needed to be handled very delicately “and we’ve chosen to take the legal route.”
He said union is supporting its members but is not the one bringing the action.
In October 2018, 14 All Saint Secondary School teachers reported that they were
This was allegedly done as police investigated a report that $4,500 which was left in a handbag in the staff room was stolen.
According to reports, Lawmen strip searched the male and female educators and instructed them to squat and cough.
Director of Education Clare Browne who received a report on the matter from the police summarised that the police felt “things went in accordance with police procedures.”