Friday 22 March, 2019

Foul-mouthed, ‘bad boy’ cop suspended after outburst on video

Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, has ordered a probe into an incident in which a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was seen in a video  spewing expletives at a member of the public - a justice of the peace at that - in Trelawny on Saturday.

The policeman, who is from the Clark’s Town Police Station in the parish, has been placed on suspension.

A video of the incident that has been in circulation on social media, shows the cop repeatedly hurling expletives at the JP and even the commissioner.

The situation would escalate to the point where residents were seen trying to calm the obviously intoxicated policeman, who had reportedly just exited a local bar.

In declaring the JP who was on the scene to be an idiot and a “p#@*%”, the cop, dressed in plain clothes, but wearing a vest marked police and travelling in a marked police service vehicle, declared to the lay magistrate that "mi a @#%*&^ bad police, wid no *&%@^ apology! Guh #^&@ yuh mada.”

In his drunken tirade, he told the persons gathered, who were lamenting his behaviour while on duty, to go and tell the commissioner if they wished to do so.

“Commissioner a who?” he asked. “Mi a police. Guh tell the @#*%$* commissioner,” he added, indicating that he did not count either the JP or the commissioner, who “caan duh mi nothing”.

In the background, at least one bystander was heard indicating that taxpayers money should not be paying persons like the offending cop, and the country would not get better with such persons in positions of authority.

The video, though making for interesting and thought-provoking viewing, was not fit for publication, even with intense efforts at editing the content.

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