The police say they have launched an investigation into reports of alleged misbehaviour by police officers towards a 10-year-old boy.
A release states that the officers implicated in the allegation were paraded before acting Commissioner of Police, Enville Williams and senior officers on Monday, January 20, 2024 at Police Headquarters in Kingstown and consequently, an immediate investigation was launched and appropriate action will be taken upon completion of the investigation.
A senior police officer attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) – South Central Division was assigned to conduct the investigation, the release states.
The police are asking the public to bear with the police as they probe this matter. “While the allegations are painful to listen to, we must strive to be fair to all parties involved. We, however, wish to reiterate that the police force is an organization that does not operate outside of the laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and no officer will be tolerated if he or she chooses to do so,” the release also states.
“Police abuse and allegations of police abuse are not policies of the RSVGPF. Any police officer who is found culpable for such allegations will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” it added.
The RSVGPF say they will make further updates on the investigation and actions to be taken shortly. They also are asking anyone with information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Calliaqua Police Station at 1-784-458-4200, Police Emergency at 911/99, or any police station or officer with whom they are comfortable speaking.