Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Vincy Police high command: Crimes by police will not be tolerated

There is a zero tolerance stance on police breaking the laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Reiterating this was the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) after three serving officers were charged for the offences of rape, burglary and criminal trespasses. Only two faced the rape charge.

The trio was suspended and released on bail with sureties.

In a press statement, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force police high command reassured members of the general public that "under no circumstances does the organization condone any unlawful acts being perpetrated by a member of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force against any member of the general public.

"As police officers we took an oath and have a vested responsibility to protect the citizens of this blessed land and visitors alike."

However, the statement also reminded persons that charges do not equate to a guilty verdict. The force urged persons to remember that "Like every other suspect, these officers are deemed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law."

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