Citizens can no longer depend on Police to serve and protect says AFC
Chairman of the Alliance for Change, Attorney-At-Law, Nigel Hughes, believes that the citizens in neighbourhoods can no longer depend on the police to protect and serve them if elements within the force continue to operate out of control.
Hughes was speaking at a press briefing on the shooting death of 18-year-old, Shaquille Grant. He expects that murder charges will be brought against the officers involved.
Grant was shot twice in what Hughes described as an execution. Hughes was speaking from statements given to him by an eyewitness. He said the woman does not want her identity to be known.
Hughes also expressed his condemnation of the police’s initial statement on the shooting. The police are saying that the men were planning a robbery when the ranks swooped down on them. According to the police there was an exchange of gunfire and Grant was killed.
Grant’s mother Shonette said that her son had no conviction. She spoke of her days of toiling to raise him as a single parent. What she wants now is for justice and called on the Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brummell, to investigate the matter in the right way.
Romel Bollers was also shot during the police operation and he is now in the Brickdam Lock ups. His mother said he is crying out for pain, but the police is not saying what he is being held for and what will be the police’s next move.
The police shooting of the young man have angered residents in the community who believe that some members of the force are bent on being unprofessional in the conduct of their duties.