Police Complaints Authority Chairman Wants Police To Stop Using Profanities When Dealing With Members Of The Public
The chairman of the Police Complaints Authority, Justice Cecil Kennard, is worried about how some police officers continue to carry out their work and what is being seen as the lack of respect for members of the public by some police officers.
There have been complaints about those foul mouthed police officers who would use expletives when carrying out investigations and speaking to persons involved, even in the full view of the public, it’s a trend that ought to change, Justice Kennard believes.
Then there is also concern about the dereliction of duty by some ranks. There have been cases, especially domestic complaints, when persons would be turned away from the police stations and told to visit the Human Services Ministry. Some have even been told that the police does not get involved in domestic issues or as they would put it, husband and wife story.
The complaints authority has been reaching out to several communities and from all appearances the complaints appear to be the same countrywide. Though the force has been making efforts to address many of the concerns, there appears to be a whole lot more work that should be done.