The Law Association has called upon the Police Complaints Authority and/or the Police Service Commission to launch an immediate and expeditious investigation into the allegations initially made to an investigative journalist, but since retracted, that the Commissioner of Police assaulted a person detained in police custody.
In a statement issued yesterday, the Law Association said that if the story recounted to the journalist is false, that finding needs to be made public and bear the authority of the independent PSC and/or PCA.
“It undermines trust in the police service that serious allegations such as this, especially if false, should continue to hang over the Commissioner’s head,” the statement added.
It said that likewise, if true, the PSC and/or the PCA must say so and recommend appropriate action.
“Impunity on the part of any police officer and in particular the head of the police service, must under no circumstances be tolerated,” the statement said.