Nov 01, 2009 News
– Henry Green
The police force is on a quest to transform its image that was seriously tarnished by the high handed and questionable associations by some of its ranks.
It is to this end that no less a person than the Police Commissioner, Henry Greene, is calling on members of the public to come forward with information in this regard so that such officers can be dealt with condignly.
Greene acknowledged that there are unreasonable policemen that will raise the ire of society with the way they operate, and to this he will be the first to admit that such incidences do occur, but his organisation is working towards rooting out these.
Greene said that many persons speak about the force being littered with corrupt policemen, but he is making it clear that should such anomalies be brought to his attention he will get rid of them.
He said that this year alone, more than 80 policemen were brought before the court for one corrupt practice or the other and this will not change since a corrupt police force will not meet its objectives.
Green said that some sections of society posit the view that the force is totally corrupt but this is not so. He said if this was the case there would not have been 65.5 percent of clear up of murders. While he acknowledged that there might still be corrupt policemen in the force this is not chronic within his agency.
It was during the infamous crime spree that a number of policemen were suspected to have been in bed with suspected drug dealers, even working as security details for these men. There were reports also of policemen being apart of a phantom squad that was parading, exterminating suspected criminals and ‘shadowy’ characters.
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