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Bahamian police sent on leave


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Bahamian police sent on leave

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Four Bahamian policemen, including an assistant superintendent, have been sent on administrative leave and are in danger of losing their jobs after a drug accused was allowed to get married in a police station on Saturday.
The assistant superintendent, a corporal and two constables are now awaiting their fate over the matter which Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said “disturbed” and “embarrassed” him.
Thirty-five-year-old Kendrick Tinker of Grand Bahamas was allowed to marry his fiancée in the police station despite being held on several drug charges and for possession of forged American currency.
He and two other men were picked up on Friday, but the wedding was scheduled for the following day. It took place after the family was unable to get police bail.
Greenslade said it was a disgrace to the Bahamian police force and defied his instructions that officers maintain public confidence. (Guardian)

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