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Did police use excessive force to arrest motor scooter riders?

A still clip from the video where a motor scooter rider was thrown to the ground in the vicinity of Moneygram on Fishlock Road today, February 17, 2017. Photo: Provided
Another clip from the video that has been circulating on social media today, February 17, 2017. Photo: Provided
Another clip from the video that has been circulating on social media today, February 17, 2017. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A video circulating on social media has raised the debate whether police used excessive force in reportedly arresting some motor scooter riders on Fishlock Road in Road Town today, February 17, 2017.

In the nine (9) second clip that was shared with this news site, a police officer can be seen throwing someone on the ground in the vicinity of Moneygram.

The video shows a person being tossed to the ground on their back in the presence of about three other police officers, who move in to help with the arrest when the video ends.

“I hope ayo see, look how them police do,” someone commented on the video, which continues to be shared on social network.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton did not respond to our queries on the video up to the time of publication.

However, according to reports reaching this news site, at least three scooter riders were approached by police when a confrontation ensued.

It was further alleged that the motor scooter riders also began to verbally abuse the police.

They were subsequently arrested but not before reportedly resisting the officers.

The incident reportedly took place sometime before 11:00 AM.

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103 Responses to “Did police use excessive force to arrest motor scooter riders?”

  • wize up (17/02/2017, 17:08) Like (21) Dislike (67) Reply

    the commissioner of police wants to turn this territory into a police state? (but the devil is a liar).these police boys running around in rental car then jumping out gun butting; teasing and kicking up people and most cases none of the people being assaulted by police are of any threat to the police(while killers; mask gun men; dope smuggler running free)....I am being to think the police are the ones robbing because no one is brought to justice(hog know which mud to play in; one day those police boys will assault the right person)...kool down you tempo beast boy(the people in this territory are not accustomed to this type of policing... 

    • @ wize up (17/02/2017, 20:11) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      I know big Mack intentions well.
    • Hmm (18/02/2017, 00:23) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      but you sure are used to this kind of lawless acts, only when the heat reaches home you want the police.
      • Caramel (19/02/2017, 22:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Based on the edited or the partial part of this video. I see 1) assaulting an officer 2) resisting arrest 3) no audio so possible confrontation. Police officer son or not. My opinion. With all the comments about the police and all the crime we have in the bvi Unsolved to make it worst. Shame on you all. Until it reaches home like hmm said. Keep on them young hooding, it out of hand with them now. Train up a child from young and they won't depart.
    • SMH (18/02/2017, 09:01) Like (38) Dislike (4) Reply
      You people amaze me. You have a bunch of lawless youths most of them hudlums riding these scooters. You really believe this does come willingly when approached by the law? Think again..you don't want to hear the threats and bad words while fighting with police. I am with the police. If they want to play bad man..treat them like bad man.
    • police (18/02/2017, 13:38) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
      yeah, all you spoil, but as the governor said, no more babying, that done, real police work now, stop complain and stay on the right side of the law, hen you have nothing to fear.
  • FIRE (17/02/2017, 17:14) Like (14) Dislike (70) Reply
    Yesa, now it's time to sue their back side now. We got it on tape out of place man handling the dude like he's rubbished. These cops lucky their are not in their own country, because they are only here for $$$$$
    • wize up (17/02/2017, 19:05) Like (5) Dislike (33) Reply

      @ Fire: I like how you said where they are form most of them would will get hurt with this type of foolish conduct: the police have laws that governs their conduct but the head of police is a strong supporter of the current conduct of the police department and he said so publicly: no wonder most people do not give any info to the police: I hope the commissioner of police will announce when he plans on holding a public meeting and I will make my duty to be there to watch the commissioner of police eye to eye...video after video of police brutality in BVI and w*** boy sitting back and enjoying this nonsense: Go back home and beat up your own citizens and I sure there is more crime there than in BVI(some of us will get the message when the police abuse one of our children)...there are written laws and written proceeds laid out in the laws of this territory for police to adhere to(ask the commissioner of police)..there is a big difference between fighting crime and abusing the people of a country.....

      • rules (18/02/2017, 14:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        The UK has the most stringent police rules in the world, the cop that did this whether deserved or not is a b--- police man who is slaming up on another. Blame him, however I have heard this young thug was spitting if so he deserved what he got. In the USA and UK they have spit hoods, time to have them here but I am sure the snowflakes will call it cruel.
  • EE mother (17/02/2017, 17:17) Like (97) Dislike (15) Reply
    I have absolutely zero sympathy for these scooter riders, kudos to the RVIPF!!! They are unlicensed, uninsured, rude, traffic terrorists. I have a 17yo son and if he behaved like these boys then he would deserve a good knock around.
  • Finally (17/02/2017, 17:22) Like (54) Dislike (6) Reply
    it's about time
    • cry (17/02/2017, 18:19) Like (9) Dislike (18) Reply
      No one is above the law, if any body is guilty of a crime charge them. This goes for officers as well all persons breathing.Clearly this officer should be charged,there was no need for this hog slam, this young man could have gotten badly damage, and who would you blame,he could of been easily arrested without this brutality.look how much officer are present, where are the lawful technical skills that police officers receive when they were trained,yet if this was the other way around it would of been a big crime.Great evidence.
  • Trump (17/02/2017, 17:27) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    This is the new usa
  • law abiding (17/02/2017, 17:28) Like (36) Dislike (6) Reply
    am sure the police were moved to do something like that..a pity the tape was doctored
    • @Law (17/02/2017, 18:57) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      there could be more to this 2 second video he probably had it coming.
      • long look me come from (17/02/2017, 20:17) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
        Years ago I worked for the RVIPF. During that time I saw countless violations of law and rules that directly impacted young local male!
    • Tortola's Finest (17/02/2017, 21:32) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
      The sad thing is that the guy was acting up and looking to fight with the officer/s most of the time they were there but that part is not shown in the video. The other scooter rider he was with was stopped, searched, questioned and let go but this fool thought he should fight. His ego took over.
    • Agreed. (18/02/2017, 07:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Individuals are so disrespectful and have such disregard towards law enforces I'm sure he resisted arrest or something of the sort. That tape is petty since no dialogue can be heard.
  • bvi (17/02/2017, 17:33) Like (56) Dislike (4) Reply
    it's amaze me to see them only show the part when the police take him down ,so why they did not show the whole part where the guy assault the police come on people even a child could see something wrong here .
    • Outlaw (17/02/2017, 19:23) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
      @bvi. The thing with some people here, they only have eyes to see when the police do but shut their eyes when the police is been resisted and assaulted. Police are trained to take down people who are unruly and assaulted and resisting them in the execution of their duty and that's exactly what was done in this case. It is clear he was assaulting and resisting the police but people will not see that but sure see when he was put down.
      • Reply (17/02/2017, 20:21) Like (5) Dislike (24) Reply
        I predict this abusive police will be hailed as a savior in places where they think the scooter riders are the caused of all the problems in the bvi
  • zang (17/02/2017, 17:34) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    i support d police on this...have to be tough to deal with these thugs
  • Local | clean up (17/02/2017, 17:36) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    When will people just realize it's best to STFU?
    Don't resist arrest/ don't try show off on Policemen or woman especially if your Wong. We see the video and oh police going on bad! When it you had read he was found with 3 guns etc? Instead of seeing it as the police using extra force see it as they doing what they did to get the person down.
  • JUst believe (17/02/2017, 17:48) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    What the hell.!!!!!!!!! God is able
  • Agree (17/02/2017, 17:48) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is NO EXCESSIVE FORCE!! The BVI is getting out of hand. Too much disrespect for law enforcement. When you show them who is boss then they will understand. They dawg the police continuously and no one complains
  • Hennessy (17/02/2017, 18:03) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply

    Look at that clown always acting bad man and he a still staining he briefs..Ak*** a really wanna be bad man

  • . (17/02/2017, 18:19) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
    he barn hare day cann(t) do da mehson,shtup buhhh
  • Understand (17/02/2017, 18:20) Like (1) Dislike (30) Reply
    I understand what y'all saying about not respecting law enforcement but these children has parents an u slamming him on the floor I'm sure there was training to upper hand person resisting arrest but it surely wasn't what he did then what if the young man died huh I guess you looking to be the next cop loosing ur court case like wat they did BG y'all need to stop back in your countries(because no police from there) they would never be cops or would they ever be able to do that.see u in court
    • Tallfat (18/02/2017, 09:21) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      He is a grown ___ man. Not no juvenile. He is the son of an ex-cop who should know better, act better but unfortunately it clear he don't.
  • Tbt (17/02/2017, 19:16) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is nowhere else in the world some of these young boys and girls could speak to law enforcement the way that they do here in the BVI. No sort of respect what so ever. Out of control set of youths through this place.
  • believe (17/02/2017, 19:22) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is more to the story. The person that tape the incident only tape what he wanted to tape. I am quite sure the young man was disrespectful to the police officer or he must have said something bad to the police officer. Look at how the guy a couple of weeks were up in the police face and the big mouth woman was acting a fool.
    • wize up (17/02/2017, 19:36) Like (2) Dislike (33) Reply
      @believe: are you here blogging that we can not speaking in our own country: show me the laws that are being broken just by being a big mouth: it is crime to assault the police; it is not a crime to speak in our democratic society...not because a police don't like what a member of the public is speaking give any such officer the right to tase our assault that person( you notbin South Africa or Texas USA....don't worry some day soon a member of the RVIPF will assault your child(run go talk that)
      • Jacperlance (17/02/2017, 20:58) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply

        Wize up shut your a$$, is people like you with your foolish a$$ comments every time some thing happens have the BVI the way it is. Always quick to comment a million times chatting goat pi$$

        • wize up (18/02/2017, 00:24) Like (0) Dislike (29) Reply
          @ jacoerlance: just for your information; some of fought for this territory back in day; where were you doing the days of positive action(you sound like one those documented workers)...some of you live in jurisdictions were it is normal for police to kill off its citizens and I will say this to you(anything i put on this blog: i will meet you eye to eye and tell you)...I help fight for this territory so don't chat bullshit(there will be no police state up in here)....question(ask the same police who beating up people about the many many unsolved crimes in this 24 square mile island)..let talk about the rise in gun crime; fools with mask running around robbing our people(i will write it here and meet you face to face and say the very same thing to you)
          • @ wize up (19/02/2017, 09:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Clap clap clap ...this fool just won again, in the dumb, stupid and ignorant category. Y'all give this a$$ his award.
      • @wize up (17/02/2017, 22:12) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        It's against the law to use indecent language, though, and he was peppering the air with his F's!
      • believe (18/02/2017, 14:16) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        @Wize Up, I noticed in your blogs you, are always putting people children in the mix or wishing things on people children. What you need to do is stop being so damn judgemental. #Yougorunsictalkthat.
  • boy i tell yo (17/02/2017, 19:32) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    If that that was my son.......BOY!
  • Well (17/02/2017, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (30) Reply

    Thank God Tha ain nobody for me BECAUSE!!! 

  • Hmm (17/02/2017, 20:01) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
    monkey knows which tree to climb
  • street reporter. (17/02/2017, 20:08) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    They didn't. All of them should have been arrested. If this was another Island all will be hang cuff and throw in the back of the Jeep for indecent language, resisting arrest. Interference in the execution.. These young people are too disruptive and disrespectful.. the police move soft. They talk too much. They needed to just hand cuff all those that broke the law.
  • Strupesssss (17/02/2017, 20:12) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    put down them damn unruly disrespectful punks YES... when them running up in police officers face and disrespecting cops....that officer need a promotion.
  • de silent one (17/02/2017, 20:14) Like (5) Dislike (16) Reply
    Even though my parents and I disagreed on many policies between VIP and NDP we always agreed that the police is to protect and serve not to abuse
  • Anonymous (17/02/2017, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (29) Reply
    This is the most troubling police video yet.
  • persia (17/02/2017, 20:38) Like (1) Dislike (27) Reply
    I weep for my grandchildren who will bear the brunt of this man-made disaster and the concerns of police brutality
  • street justice (17/02/2017, 21:06) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Young man . run up on him and tap him on he shoulder .b then let all them pig lover talk there on de blob after. B
  • Well Suh... (17/02/2017, 22:02) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    Oh hell no! Suppose they had broke that mans back. . Suppose they cause bodily harm. That's unacceptable. This is not America. They need to stop this shit right now. Damn cops.
  • See (17/02/2017, 22:33) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    take the little thugs down .... finally
  • The Judge (17/02/2017, 22:45) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    This isin't any police brutality. This is a text book take down. This is what police are trained to do. Let these young man learn to respect the police in the execution of their duty. Many of you talking about police brutality and someone is about to do you harm its the same police you run to for rescue. That's what they are trained to protect and serve. The police deserve a medal.
  • I'm 25 (18/02/2017, 00:11) Like (1) Dislike (22) Reply
    Yes the scooter ride could be wrong,yes da scooter ride could be a bad person... but lordy there are ways to deal with things! Freedom of speech ... yes things might come off Rude by these young boy! Charge dem! Not body slam dem!!! Come on ppl! Y'all really want the place to get heated???? Cause Tortola is not to far from st.thomas.... these police can do there jobs better!! Everyone in da blue suit now want to push up dem chest... remember ppl have a mind An feeling an actions... think before u act
  • Charley Rose (18/02/2017, 01:02) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
    I agree if someone breaks the law, there is a consequence. However, I do not condone that brutish mistreatment of any offender. If tere was no engagement or resistance from the youngster, as such the arrest could have been done in a humane manner. There was no need for that excessive force by the officer.
    Mr. Commissioner please advise your officers to treat the public better in order to have the cooperation from them to solve the crime situation in this country.
  • LOL (18/02/2017, 03:59) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy softer than expired cornflakes
  • 40 (18/02/2017, 06:12) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    an them want to give them guns
  • mercyless (18/02/2017, 06:17) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    in god we trust if we cant trust the gorvornmant an the police we ain playin with ntn coming in or zone if it breaths
  • Seriously? (18/02/2017, 06:24) Like (1) Dislike (18) Reply
    Dear Smart People.
    Regardless to what the young man said, or did, unless the Officer was threatenedd physically, that type of brute force was wrong. But I hear you all with your garbage. So once we feel disrespected, fire away. Y'all better see this is why the BVI ain't ready for police to carry guns. Or we would have a real problem on our hands. Officers know everybody. They have it out for some people.
    Follow the law!
  • Vg man (18/02/2017, 06:27) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    Look where my home is headed! Mister policeman,I know y'all and some of the people in the public or sometimes frustrated,But let me tell this.Thats definitely not the way you will fix the problem.
  • Nspike (18/02/2017, 07:02) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    When I was shown the video I was very angry at the Police but when I reviewed it I saw that the young man struggled with the Officer before he was taken down. As a person with military training it looked brutal and excessive but it was legal. I now realized why things are like this in my country, offenders,criminals are empowered while those who attempt to bring law and order here thrown under the bus. I have no where to run to when things become like they are in other countries. If I were a COp, I will just leave these scooter riders and other law breakers alone. The field will come home to roost.
    • O-Rap (18/02/2017, 12:47) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are 100% correct but the sad thing is for the few officers who still care, when they do try to do the right thing the public and untrained eye criticize them and try to make them into the bad guy. This is STANDARD take down procedure for police and military especially when the officer is armed, there is no way you allow yourself to get into a physical altercation with anybody. If that had happened and the guy got the officers weapon and killed him....... yeh come to think of it here in the BVI the cop would STILL be the bad guy!!!
  • x police (18/02/2017, 08:24) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    The police got themselves involved in too much unneccarry discussion. They should have just focus on the law and arrest those who broken the law and get out of there.
  • True (18/02/2017, 08:45) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    9 seconds show the end of the struggle, there is no case to answer except his and he needs to go to jail, he wanted to act the big man, now let him be a big man up in Balsam
  • police officer west end (18/02/2017, 10:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem to dam rude but i heard his father is a cop
  • Police Is Right (18/02/2017, 11:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can clearly see the scooter rider was resisting arrest. The police was doing this job!
  • YeSa (18/02/2017, 11:41) Like (1) Dislike (19) Reply

    Plain out that cop was wrong to slam him to the round. Let that cop try in else where...So tell these down island cops continue, everyone has there time.who laugh last would not laugh last

    • Sarcasm (18/02/2017, 12:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Haha he probably should have asked him pretty please with sugar on top and if he refused offered him a glass of cold milk and cookies at the station. I sure the guy was just walking along his merry way happy and gay!!!
  • HAHA (18/02/2017, 11:43) Like (53) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please don't be idiots. These man think they are gangstas "they aint gon let any police arrest them" they are not going to get in the police jeep nicely. Some don't know the laws, some don't care about the laws so what do you think will happen. They never complied with their parents or teachers, why would they comply with the police. I guess the police should have wait for him to get ready to be handcuffed, wait until he is ready to walk to the jeep Are you people idiots. I was never a fan of police growing up but now I'm grown enough to have the sense to know that most times we are the ones doing $h!t. One slam to get him in position to be cuffed after resistance that's not abuse.
  • good (18/02/2017, 12:13) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    About time these little thugs were taken down, keep up the good work Police.
  • Ya me born (18/02/2017, 13:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is what them see pon the news in the USA. Usually it's about race there..here it's about stupidity.
  • Nothing Wrong (18/02/2017, 13:16) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is my opinion...

    We have been asking the police force to do their jobs because of all the foolishness that's been going on. It is time that the force becomes a bit more aggressive with these young men and women who do not want to abide to the law. We have a lot of young men and now young ladies who class themselves as "thugs" roaming around and they are beginning to get out of hand. The law is there to project and keep order. I don't see anything wrong with the way the officer handled the situation. He is lucky to be in the BVI, because if he was in the USA, he may have been beaten or dead. The police officers need to become more aggressive in their role, when individuals go contrary to the law. We find that a lot of the young people today both male and female a out of control and quick to hit and cause bodily harm to anyone who looks at them to hard. They are so out of control that even the law can't speak to them without having some kind of challenge. The officer did what he had to do to bring order and control to the situation and I give him two thumbs up. Now I am not saying that we are looking for the force to start killing our young people like they do in America, but the force needs to start becoming more aggressive with those whose main intension is to bring disruption and live without any care or consideration for others around them.
  • Honestly (18/02/2017, 14:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This person Wize up always act as if he knows everything.
  • justice (18/02/2017, 14:26) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    No one should have a problem with officers doing their jobs the issue for me is the way you do it ...4 officers there I am pretty sure they together could get him in hand cuffs without body slamming the person.
    • Well Sah (18/02/2017, 16:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      And if the other officers had join in to take him down it would have been another story.You would have heard, why it need so much police to take down on man?
  • biker (18/02/2017, 16:40) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lets march no justice no peace
  • Agree (18/02/2017, 17:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I to believe the young man did something or said something to provoke the cop. The person who video tape what happen did not video tape the whole thing. These young bike riders here don't have any respect for anyone and their mouths is filthy. They are ready to curse you out for anything. The police force should be issued body cameras.
  • Hmm (18/02/2017, 19:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Unless the young man threatened or did something to this officer, the officer was wrong for handling him in this way. The young man is still a human being and should be treated like one. Please there is no need to "bigup" this officer. There are rules to follow. Unless the young man was a threat to him there was no need for this excessive force. This should be inveatigated.
  • Annoyed (18/02/2017, 19:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    First of all, tell me why people only see what police does but wouldn't comment on what the person is doing . Police just don't attack people for no reason . You can clearly see in the video the person was resisting arrest or becoming violent , that's what lead the police to do what he did. Man .. mehson people here don't have any respect for police officers . They just have in their mind that they don't like police so they act ignorant and stupid . No Caribbean country you can go and act this way towards a police officer . Have some respect ! I sure this was a simple issue that could of been resolved another way . Yes! I saw what the police officer do , but why aren't you watching the young man actions ! Police just don't harass people for nothing .
  • Check Me (18/02/2017, 21:40) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Bunch of p*$$¥. Come check me though. Line y'all mfs up clean. Barber boi this.
  • Fadi (18/02/2017, 21:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    It is time the cops take control. These rude @$$ boys on the street who cannot feed themselves need some man handling. Their mothers are unable and their fathers are absent so the cops have to help turn them around.

  • Oan (18/02/2017, 22:16) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    In case y'all did not know the young man suffered a head injury , his head was burst , he was rushed to the hospital . This kind of police brutality was not necessary.
    • Not true (19/02/2017, 10:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      He went to the hospital to avoid the cell. Was discharged shortly after. He should have just stop trying to fight. The other guy who was the actual driver was treated differently because he was not trying to fight a curse the officers
  • Revenge (19/02/2017, 00:38) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Simple I four. I
  • streetjustice (19/02/2017, 00:49) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    F.... Hungry island MF...ERS .but look at there children gion fall pray to them own sins.ungrateful step children of the B VI. Her body the earth hold feed and will consume u all.
  • good job (19/02/2017, 04:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done RVIPF. Another good job done. You have my full support in tackling these youths.
  • sty (19/02/2017, 13:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the new police chief slowly but surely making an island of the entire police force scares the heck out of me.
  • Yaadie (19/02/2017, 13:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    another video is out i pray that the police force will not be broken beyond repair.
  • Equalizer (19/02/2017, 14:02) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    These young people of the bvi are getting out of hand i heard many of them saying that the police soft and them are punks and are not afraid of policei think some of these youths have no self control. If they are cursing their mothers and fathers and being disrespectful u think is the police they will respect?
  • Hmm (19/02/2017, 14:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Polliticians stay out of this you guys are only about winning elections.
    Let the police be the professionals they can be and if not lock them up or out too.
  • de silent one (19/02/2017, 18:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's about time that we see some real law and order restore in and throughout the territory. How could so many people sit by and support these young men with these behavior of lawlessness. It's only when their space get violated by those same guys, they want the police. Let the police do their job and bring back so civility to the country.
  • Tim (19/02/2017, 21:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need law in place that creates a better opportunity for people.
  • ta ta (19/02/2017, 22:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    As small as Tortola is, these representatives should be seen un the communities more often and not one has said anything about this!.
  • officer tito (20/02/2017, 11:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    move url ram play the video still pics are deceiving
  • one eye (20/02/2017, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino there is another vedio
  • Khori Thomas (20/02/2017, 21:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People who are not trained either in military or law enforcement techniques love to either comment on a segment(s) of videos and give judgement. Either you are against terrorists, criminals or if not you're a sympathizer. These damned terrorists plague your society yet you cry when they're dealt with legally. I returned from the BVI last month and the outcry was there's too much crime. What do you people really want? You all aren't the ones chasing these bad elements in the forests or wherever they sojourn. Your lives are not in the line of fire because you're not wearing a soldier's or police uniform but you just love to cha and comment the news page. Won't report a crime but cry for criminals. You're just like them and should endure the same treatment because failure to report a crime....is a crime.

    There's something called a Use of Force policy. If a person doesn't adhere to a verbal command, then physical force can be used progressively or extremely accordingly. You are not on duty and also weren't there when the officer took down the scooter rider. Stop making silly comments about not being accustomed to that kind of policing and being police state. I wonder if background checks are down on some of you commentators, if they will reap negative results.

    A word to the wise is sufficient. Until you have the courage the wear the colours of your country's Protective Services proudly, charging into battle fearlessly, make some juice and popcorn, watch a movie because apparently you don't live in the real world.

    For the record, why a foreigner like myself on his first visit years ago to Beautiful BVI could've observed a lot of these scooter riders were on folly. The RVIPF are clearly no boy scouts either. They're incompetent as is the case at times with police services worldwide. For the good officers who putting in a Righteous Shift give them their plaudits.

    Lastly, when you're at your jobs, I wonder if your supervisors were to comment on your appraisal, what would their comments be? Anyway, ah gone. Ah could imagine d replies to my post.....Lemme know my place oui.
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (21/02/2017, 13:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Khori Thomas, I hear your opinion. I agree with some of your points but not all. Yes, we need an answer to the crime problem in the BVI. Is this the right way? Yes, there is a use of force policy but there's also something called discretion. Policies are in place but it's up to the individual to use their brain. What is being proven by using excessive force incorrectly? Are you going to wait until what's happening in the rest of the world? Innocent people getting killed by police based on assumptions and judgments. Be on the hunt for anyone on a scooter or any foreigner that lives in a certain area.

    Some police put on a uniform, badge and now a gun and they think they're tough! Gun badge and uniform make some men and women. Without it, they're nothing! Those are the ones who make it bad for the good officers who really want to just protect and serve. They put their fellow officers in jeopardy.
    • Khori Thomas (13/03/2017, 03:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good day I admire your response. Though we don't totally agree you were very wise in bringing your point across and respectful. Whoever you are God's blessings to you and yours. The BVI also.
  • SMH (23/02/2017, 09:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These down island ppl smh


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