What about when cops die on duty?
By Rollins Howard | Mon, May 28, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
Whenever there seems to be some confrontation with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), David Comissiong calls for enquiries into police brutality and so on.
Recently when a young man was shot by the police he called for an independent enquiry by “outside” or “external” agencies to ensure there is transparency.
I do not hear Mr Comissiong expressing the same, or any level of sympathy, when members of the RBPF are injured or killed in the line of duty. Nor do I hear him offering any comfort to the families of those fallen lawmen.
There is a deafening silence when his brothers at the Bar abscond with the hard-earned cash of ordinary Barbadians who have toiled, scrimped and saved that they or their children may have a brighter tomorrow.
Maybe I missed it, but I do not recall one instance when he called for an independent enquiry into the dealings of the legal fraternity because he did not have enough confidence in them to police (pardon the pun) their own.
Does he have such great confidence in the integrity of the Disciplinary Committee of the Barbados Bar Association and such a lack of it in the Police Services Commission?
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