Mia: Dems should be last to talk
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has no moral standing upon which to attack the Government’s handling of violent crime, contending it was under the DLP’s watch that the police force was most hampered in its ability to fight the scourge.
Speaking at a Barbados Labour Party rally at Golden Ridge, St George, on Thursday night, Mottley charged that the greatest “crime” during the DLP’s ten-year tenure was committed against the Royal Barbados Police Force.
Mottley said that both former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin and the man who now holds the post, Tyrone Griffith, had their authorities publicly undermined in the promotions process, thereby putting a question mark over the credibility of the force’s internal processes as well as the morale of officers.
“They were the first party in this country’s history to take the police force and to politicise it. They took two Commissioners of Police and treated them like boys in the yard.” (CLM)
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