ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, April 26, 2018 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has expressed concern, about the increasing number of police officers, who, in recent times, have found themselves violating the law, instead of being law upholders and enforcers.
According to police reports, during the first quarter of this year, several officers were charged for offenses, ranging from drugs to sexually-related offenses.
The latest report, made earlier this week, outlined an incident, involving a policeman, who is now being investigated by his colleagues.
“The matter has since been submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice and directives,” said the police force’s Community Relations Department.
Mitchell, in addressing the matter, t0day, during his first news conference since returning to office, following the March 13 general election, said he is every concerned.
“I think, each of us should be concerned, because these officers come from our own society, the persons affected are our own children and grandchildren, so each of us must be very concerned,” he said.
“They are supposed to be upholding the laws of the land and, if they are the ones breaking it, that is troubling,” he observed, while admitting that sexual and criminal activities are prevalent in every society in the region and, in Grenada it’s troubling that one will find some pleasure interfering with an underage child.
“It’s quite frightening, it is something that all us should find very difficult, and I know the commissioner is very concerned,” the Prime Minister said.
“You are talking about the destruction of our society and our children must be protected. We have a fundamental responsibility to recognise that we all have to protect the generations that we have brought here. We cannot be participating in destroying the same generation that we bring,” he said.