Police Reports 176 State Of Emergency Violations In Antigua & Barbuda Since March

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The police department has revealed in its statistics report, released on Wednesday, that a total of 176 violations related to the state of emergency regulations had occurred in Antigua & Barbuda collectively since its implementation in March.

Antigua records 173 violations while Barbuda accounts for the remaining three.

On March 27, the government declared a state of emergency, which allowed it to establish a curfew and a law stipulating the mandatory wearing of facemasks, as well as lock down of beaches, bars, gyms and more.

And according to statistics provided by the police, 60 persons have been arrested for failing to wear facemasks, 98 have failed to comply with the curfew, 12 have violated the restriction on social gatherings, two have been arrested for failing to comply with motor vehicle restrictions, and one person has been arrested for resisting arrest, battery on police and obstruction, in Antigua.

On the sister island, there have been two arrests for failure to wear a mask and one for failure to comply with the curfew restriction.

Eighty-two percent of the perpetrators were males.

Curfew violations have had the biggest spike since mid-April when 76 persons were arrested.

Of the 176 arrests, 105 persons were convicted of a crime, three were sentenced, and 12 matters were withdrawn.

The highest number of convictions (57) was for violating the curfew.

 

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  1. So you mean to say the police just kiiled a man during the lockdown for no apparent reason and the police never came out to apologize or even said anything, matter fact they tried to sweep it under the carpet. How many more people you think they already killed and got away? Not only that, they so rude and disrespectful when they approach you and if you react the same way they arrest you probably even beat you up and when you make a complaint they all lie for their co workers. Now everywhere else around the world people are marching against police brutality and also for the police to be defunded but only in Antigua the police are marching against the people. Are we too afraid of them? Use the money from your corrupt illegal practices and buy what you need cause all are you corrupt. Go yah yard if you need the bathhroom. Simple.

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