Police officers peeved over recent transfers

first_img Share Share LocalNews Police officers peeved over recent transfers by: – July 15, 2013 48 Views   17 comments One senior police officer has defended a decision by Police Chief Daniel Carbon to transfer some police officers to other departments. According to reports reaching Dominica Vibes, some police officers have been expressing concern about Mr Carbon’s decision claiming that they received information about their transfer within short notice. The officers said they were not given any reason for the transfer and are seeking answers from the Chief. But one senior police officer, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Dominica Vibes on Monday, 15th July, that the commissioner’s decision to move the officers is justified. He explained that most of the recent transfers include unprofessional conduct by the officers. “Officers who are involved in unprofessional conduct must be dealt with promptly before things get worse,” he said. “The officer who kicked the pregnant woman at her work place should he remain working in a specialized unit even if an investigation is ongoing,” the source questioned. “Would you as a female officer call your supervisor who is a female, nasty names especially in the presence of your co-workers? That’s what I am talking about, so you see these reasons are justified,” he said. The officer further stated that police officers must be respectful and professional at all times so that they can gain respect from civilians. He also stated that “the force is dynamic and is subject to change”. Meanwhile, another female has made a complaint against a police officer for battery.The young lady who is from the north, confirmed to Dominica Vibes that she was assaulted by the officer, but did not wish to speak further on the matter. According to a source, however, the police officer also threatened her nephew with a gun. That incident occurred on Friday evening (12th July).The senior police officer described this latest incident as “extreme police brutality even after he was transferred from there some months before”. He said no police force should condone behaviors such as these by its members. “They are employed to do a job and that is to protect civilians, not to hurt them, and I will stand by the chief when he makes decisions such as these,” the source stated. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more