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Long Look youth accuses police of tasing him 'for no reason'

- Yakeem Frett charged for Breach of Curfew & Escape of Lawful Custody
In a brief video clip sent to our newsroom, a male police officer is seen firing his taser gun at Frett, who was standing close to the door of a police vehicle. Photo: Team of Reporters
Long Look resident Yakeem Frett, 23, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, was charged with Breach of Curfew and Escape of Lawful Custody on April 8, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Long Look resident Yakeem Frett, 23, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, was charged with Breach of Curfew and Escape of Lawful Custody on April 8, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Mr Yakeem Frett displays one of his burn marks allegedly made by a taser. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Yakeem Frett displays one of his burn marks allegedly made by a taser. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police Commissioner Mr Michael B. Matthews, left, confirmed to our newsroom on April 8, 2020 that someone had been arrested for Breach of Curfew and that the matter was still under investigation but did not speak specifically to the arrest of Mr Yakeem Frett. Photo: VINO/File
Police Commissioner Mr Michael B. Matthews, left, confirmed to our newsroom on April 8, 2020 that someone had been arrested for Breach of Curfew and that the matter was still under investigation but did not speak specifically to the arrest of Mr Yakeem Frett. Photo: VINO/File
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- A young man from Long Look, Tortola, is accusing officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) of using a stun gun on him “for no reason” on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Yakeem Frett, 23, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, has since been charged with Breach of Curfew and Escape of Lawful Custody.


In a brief video clip sent to our newsroom, a male police officer is seen firing his taser gun at Frett, who was standing close to the door of a police vehicle.

There was also a female police officer handling Frett, who seemed to be handcuffed but did not appear to be resisting arrest in the 6-second video clip.

A WhatsApp video then began circulating with Frett showing burn marks in his rib area and legs, allegedly from being tased.

“Dawg, I ain’t saying much you know, look what the @#$&% them men do me, tased me up for no #@$%& reason.

“I gone down the road just to fill up a @#$%^ bottle, man come tasing me. Look at my @#$%^ leg you know, Look at that…The mudda &*** going pay watch you going see,” Frett is heard saying.

Matter under investigation

Police Information Officer, Ms Akia L. Thomas confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that an arrest was made in relation to a curfew breach but said the matter “is currently under investigation; therefore, no further comment at this time.”

Police Commissioner Mr Michael B. Matthews also confirmed to our newsroom on April 8, 2020 that someone had been arrested for Breach of Curfew and that the matter was still under investigation but did not speak specifically to the arrest of Mr Frett, noting that “I have no idea what area” the arrest was made.

“Generally speaking the communities have been supportive and a vast majority compliant but we are still finding those few individuals who think the law and the curfew does not apply to them.

“It’s a sad fact that some individuals (a clear minority) are being reckless and putting us all at risk. My officers will continue to enforce the law as laid down under the Curfew Act and I ask everyone to help and work with us by staying at home and not be tempted after a few days to venture out whilst the curfew still remains,” Mr Matthews wrote.

The 24-hour lockdown in place to prevent community spread of COVID-19 expires on April 16, 2020 but is expected to be extended to April 19, 2020 to allow for a full 14-day quarantine period.

Meanwhile, sources within the RVIPF said Mr Frett was slapped with the additional charge of Escape of Lawful Custody after allegedly trying to run away from police outside of the East End Police Station.

They also revealed that Mr Frett was placed on $5000 bail.

86 Responses to “Long Look youth accuses police of tasing him 'for no reason'”

  • A VOTER IN #6 (09/04/2020, 10:18) Like (52) Dislike (5) Reply
  • nothing (09/04/2020, 10:18) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    not a thing will come out of this matter
  • Things to talk (09/04/2020, 10:22) Like (21) Dislike (28) Reply

    when you all lockup the bishop and make him pay for breaching the curfew i be happy as i say what good for one good for all let the boy go with a warning that what yiou did with the pastor jah dont sleep am with you bro this lockdown is sh** no sense wat going on is it the 5G network

  • Curious (09/04/2020, 10:25) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    But did they sanitize the taser first ?
  • Y’all being setup (09/04/2020, 10:30) Like (25) Dislike (48) Reply
    The sheeple keep complaining others aren’t staying home “how dare we go out on our own on a nice day?”

    A few months from now you’ll see that this whole Coronavirus was just a set up that all these governments was down with, they simply sold us out
    • wow (09/04/2020, 13:23) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
      A setup for what exactly?? Please enlighten all of us oh wise one. Y'all love conspiracy theories but can never explain them. Just regurgitating same crap some cluck online said.

      Since y'all in the loop on what's really happening it should be real easy to explain, so go ahead we all waiting to know.
      • @SMH (09/04/2020, 15:16) Like (13) Dislike (13) Reply
        Globalist are trying to crash the whole world's economy and make everyone dependent upon a new world order.
        Everyone calls this a conspiracy while everyday it gets closer to reality.

        • wow (10/04/2020, 00:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          Now tell me what is this new world order objective you know so much about? How is this "new world order" going to benefit these Globalist??

          I swear these tin foils be stung to tight to y'all heads. Loosen it up a bit let the blood flow.
    • @Y'all being setup (09/04/2020, 13:41) Like (9) Dislike (46) Reply
      You Fool
    • Fran (10/04/2020, 21:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Y'all being setup...Tell that to all of the poor people who died from this virus you idiot! Set up for what??? That means according to you, they set up the entire world.
  • The PLan-demic (09/04/2020, 10:37) Like (23) Dislike (40) Reply
    Sometime ain’t right and some of us feel it, I just can’t believe the sheeples are buying into this

    Radiation poisoning = Coronavirus

    5G= Coronavirus
    • :) (09/04/2020, 20:46) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol radiation poisoning do not cause runny nose or respiratory illness. The reason why corona killing people is because it gets in their lungs and they cant breathe on their own that's why the need the ventilators. Read for yourself idiots. Radiation causes cancer, ARS, radiation poisoning etc. None of the symptoms for the diseases are respiratory.
    • Ride natty (10/04/2020, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      The vibes u feel are the truth but the poluticians and the church want to tell the masses what to believe
      BOB that’s y u should know and not believe
      This is no time to b deceived
    • Really? (25/04/2020, 14:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you retarded?
  • Big Agenda (09/04/2020, 10:42) Like (27) Dislike (20) Reply
    I’m an essential worker and I’m seeing the less fortunate people still walking on the road, why y’all not making sure they’re safe from this so call pandemic, can’t they catch this “airborne disease” too ?

    And another thing, why am seeing all these flow vehicles when did they become essential ?

    Guys don’t forget flow was sold to an American company that’s pushing this same 5G internet
    • HAHA (10/04/2020, 12:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      The reason why we are home is because they don't want us interacting with persons who may have the disease unknowingly. They never said that we are staying inside our house because something is in the air. That's why they been saying don't shake hands and stay 6 ft away from other people.
  • little black boy (09/04/2020, 10:49) Like (13) Dislike (15) Reply
    was he a suspect in any criminal conduct or simply in violation of a curfew is amazing how the police can only deal with traffic or petty matters while hardcore crime going unsolved week after week
  • son of the soil (09/04/2020, 10:54) Like (16) Dislike (49) Reply
    I had warned ayo bout arming these islandman to shoot up our youth, see now?
    • ******* (09/04/2020, 13:59) Like (26) Dislike (12) Reply
      Most of these police coming with their island attitude .

      There’s one Cane Garden Bay station wearing glasses from Barbados .

      He has no manners regardless if u say morning good evening.

      He is rude puts his face like he’s ready to kill for stopping on the roadway to accept a call .

      He treats everyone like an animal or convict especially the sons of the soil almost like he’s pushing hate towards us and using too much powers where it not necessary

      I have never seen this this happen yet where did the old officers go ?
      They was well mannered and helpful .

      I have no prob with the police doing their jobs but some of them coming with their attitude from their islands we don’t live Soo here .

      I saw the video yesterday and was upsetting u could clearly see the individual approaching the vehicle he got one shot of taser then even though it throw him down while he bawling I saw the officer back back and fired again Soo uncalled for .

      I hope that officer is being punished
      Yes he was breaking curfew then lock him up or have him pay the fines .

      I’m also aware that certain officers are transporting their friends /family to where they they want to go then escort them back home .

      This is assisting them to break curfew isn’t it ?
      • Contempt (09/04/2020, 16:03) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
        You seem to be very familiar with the police.
        Most of us couldn.t say what any of their faces look like or where they are from.
        You must be a seasoned law breaker.
        • To contempt (09/04/2020, 16:54) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
          He doesn't have to be a seasoned lawbreaker. It's called being OBSERVANT and noticing the particular officer's attitude.
          • Law Abiding citizen (09/04/2020, 20:33) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
            Yeah..they are observant when its convenient for them.
        • Well Well (12/04/2020, 20:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You forget the island small?! You does see them do all kind of sh_t,
      • Right is Right (09/04/2020, 21:04) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
        What Attitude Are You Talking About?
        The Police Are Doing Their Job's, What Are Your Exact Expectations Of The Police Officers?....Should They Approached You With A Bright Smile On Their Faces?....
        • Really (11/04/2020, 17:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          With the same respect that they would like for them selves the Lord say to govern the land with equal rights and justice for one and all. These police here need training if we should get better here. Lead by example that the problem here the youth watch the leaders which include the police the politicians preacher parents and they are following listen and learn how to be sneaky deceitful selfish. So the are showing what they are learning so if you want them to show something they have never been taught by the people whom is here to love them teach them but bold show them and tell them lies . What u all expect . This little curfavor place have alot to learn and they yourh will teach you to be honest. One way or another them doing what them see a whole hep a monkey. For it is written monkey see monkey do.
      • dumping ground (10/04/2020, 01:07) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        some of these guys and gals in RVIP can not become police in their own islands.....most of them can not become a member of no other police force throughout the region but in the BVI: where most of these gals and guys come from have far more crime than the territory....
      • Well Well (12/04/2020, 21:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I'm in my 40s and I grew up being victimized by these island policemen and realizing they literally target sons of the soil. They ain't smart, they a very untrustworthy, very opportunistic, and have poor morals and ethics.... when it comes to B.V.I. Islanders they shaft us every chance they get and I'm speaking from experience! I dont trust or respect them!
  • one eye (09/04/2020, 10:55) Like (8) Dislike (35) Reply
    Look what we come too under jespert and Matthews
  • advantage never done (09/04/2020, 10:56) Like (12) Dislike (27) Reply
    The youth just went to the water vending machine to purchase water for his family.....MY GOD!!!
    • enough (10/04/2020, 15:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      These persons are very disrespectful and don’t have no respect for the law. The at the stickette, at the park and moving about all day. Some more need it.
  • shaba (09/04/2020, 10:57) Like (5) Dislike (24) Reply
    sue! sue! sue!
  • home bound (09/04/2020, 11:21) Like (39) Dislike (7) Reply
    If he had stay his @ $ $ home all that could have been avoided. That's the problem with some people, they feel they can do as they please. He got what he was looking for.
    • @ home bound (09/04/2020, 12:30) Like (9) Dislike (21) Reply
      some of us have loads of sh!t to talk but some day one of your family members will be in a similar position and I am 110% sure you will not want the police to injury your family.....some of us love to rejoice when the shoe on the other foot
    • Agrees (09/04/2020, 18:57) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agrees. Not only did he break the curfew, but he start fighting with and cussing the officers who approached him calmly. Then he tried to escape lawful custody.
  • WHAT!!! (09/04/2020, 11:32) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
    Need not have happened, obey the law and you won’t get in trouble. STAY INSIDE.
  • Eagle Eye (09/04/2020, 11:35) Like (16) Dislike (32) Reply
    If i ran out of drinking water for what ever reason no police can't tell me don't go and full up my bottle.that means plane and simple y'all rather me dead and i defending my life to the fullest.these babylon boys don't care about life essentials.
    • ting to talk (09/04/2020, 23:02) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      That is what the 3 days of shopping before locked down was for, to stock up on food and water. Your point is not valid,.
  • old (09/04/2020, 12:00) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stay home. Best place to be no place like home.
  • Go (09/04/2020, 12:18) Like (46) Dislike (7) Reply
    That little rude a** believed that he bad. He was giving police chat . He deserved to be pepper spray as well. He was so loud.
  • Wider picture (09/04/2020, 12:25) Like (28) Dislike (12) Reply
    Now if the police can establish that he has no water in his house and has to leave his house to get water, then they should reach out and help. I don't know the guy but if what he is saying is true, man cannot stay indoors without water. Verify and if proven true, help where you can officers. Don't add to the oppression of the oppressed. Show humanity, show kindness. Let's not escalate this thing for ratings
    • hey (09/04/2020, 13:15) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bet they would have sought to help had his conduct been better... you cant expect to be cussing out the police and telling them they cant do you nothing and expect them to be nice to you.... if his parents attempted to train him better he just show that they wasted their efforts.. if they were dead beat parents then we can expect nothing different
    • GG (09/04/2020, 13:49) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      And I agree. But respect should also be given. If he had politely told the officers his situation then he may have been given a bly... but as always he disrespects them and expected force not to be given... come on!
    • Really (11/04/2020, 18:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well say said that what the police should of done take home for the weather and back home or take him home and go get the water for him and bring it back be humanitarian help protect and serve but the know who them out here to serve it not human protect. That is brutality. For a man know what it is to be a boy cop our not and if those cops is from familiar wit h the life that boy live it double cruel and for most of u commentors who know this young man's live u know he now one of the fortune ones so y would u all agree to him being victims more that what life has already shown this innocent youth man . His live is not easy did u all give him money to shop . So sad till am mad cause I have watch this child and all his sibling suffer and STRUGGLE. My lord be not far from thee. Shame on all the commentators form the east Shame that call this a just act on the police. Approach is everything and the police need to work on they approach it especially with young men being a ma. Is to know all men . Is the same
  • GG (09/04/2020, 12:35) Like (46) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its amazing how we get behind persons breaking the law with force. The point is that the law was passed to stay within the confines of your home and the surrounding yard as much as possible and absolutely no one should be on the Government road. This young man should've made sure he had ample supplies because going to "full water", although it may have been a necessity, was not permitted.

    If he was respectful to the police when they approached him maybe they would've allowed him to full his bottle and return home, but no he feels as if he is above the law. No one is exempt from the law my dear... every one gets punished when warranted. And the sad thing is he will do it again and again and complain of injustice every time Sickening!
  • @go @home bound (09/04/2020, 12:41) Like (0) Dislike (38) Reply
    Go suck out your mother I bet u ain't from long look @home bound suck yah mother too kill Ayo mother mehson no bodywent yo defin the youth note he was also in arm ...smh that black Spanish man wanna be an that hair with the boy cut be careful m7 has eyes
  • Sam (09/04/2020, 13:10) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bvi people that man was rude to the police. He is very very rude.
    • What Next (09/04/2020, 14:51) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      @ Sam: some of our people speak negative things about the Governor will that give him the right to around f&c$ing up people.....did the fellow assaulted the police ??? the police have laws to adhere to while executing lawful duties
      • @What next (10/04/2020, 06:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        He did....even in that video he assaulted the police. Look up the legal definition of assault.
  • potter (09/04/2020, 13:13) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let the police do his job, we must stop compromise.
  • Wickedness (09/04/2020, 13:28) Like (1) Dislike (33) Reply
    These people with their sure salary every month only oppressing those who wants to work and get food to eat..
    • @Wickedness (10/04/2020, 07:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound like a damn uneducated fool. The young man was rude and refuse to take a direct order from law enforcement. If he had gotten into the police vehicle as directed, he would not have gotten tased. His dirty disrespectful mouth got him tased. If I was the police, I would have given him a good work over right on camera. Don’t bother wasting your money suing the police because it is not going to work little rude mouth boy.
  • resident (09/04/2020, 13:52) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was warned previously then he ran. The police not crazy! They not going to use force unless it is necessary. This is not the U S. Alyo very well know we have a lot of young ignoramuses who feel they can do whatever they want and their parents back them with their ish!!
  • Son of d soil (09/04/2020, 14:08) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply

    U sound so stupid Tortola is an island then rude a$$ boys like that one who have no be respect ship and let d police do their job

  • SHUT UP (09/04/2020, 14:30) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whenever the police try to do their jobs you all always coming on here bad mouthing the police and defending those little rude boys.. the police need to start earning some respect around here.. please police do the same to those little rude scooter riders.
    • Hector (09/04/2020, 16:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shut up: so can you give an update on the officers in Association with 2017 Looting also an update on the apprehension of those associated with gun robberies.....reasonable people have nothing against police and support law enforcement but crime is crime and the department should solve more serious matters with in our territory not just go after scooters riders: how often do you see the police patrolling your community therefore the persons among us with criminal intent takes advantage of these conditions: we need more stop and search thoughout this place
  • boy (09/04/2020, 14:37) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    That young man rude till he stupid u think police will use fouc on u if it's not call for come on and I don't think he was going for no water he thinks he smart and another thing is d police all from d carabean
  • boy (09/04/2020, 14:37) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    That young man rude till he stupid u think police will use fouc on u if it's not call for come on and I don't think he was going for no water he thinks he smart and another thing is d police all from d carabean
  • gee (09/04/2020, 14:39) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    The.boy just naturally rude. He has no respect or manners. Six seconds doesnt catch the whole ordeal, he was refusing to get his ass in that vehicle so they had to tase him I know of some people who do not have running water in their place and would have to get access for same from outside or neighboring pipes, etc. Cant say he didnt have a water issue or that he was using that as an excuse to be out. All these things have to be investigated. Look at the clip he sent out, now he clearly being rude for everyone to see and still threatening ppl.
    In another note, if the Health Minister revokes all passes and specifically gives to those who will provide essential duties (solely) half these ppl on the road, wouldn't be on the road. People up and down, through the hills, back roads and small neighboring roads back and forth in personal vehicles and on scooters. I can tell you, there are couple bars still operational during this time. Ridiculous! Whilst you cant lock up everyone, everyone of us can get sick! Most of us did not adhere to the social distancing guidelines given to us during the three days prior to this lockdown, or even before that. I pray that when our borders are opened and our residents or nationals return home that they abide by the rules (or gvt finds an alternative way to keep these ppl in check) that will not have us be submitted to much longer lockdowns. I read an Italian writer's article during the period of the rabid spread of the virus in Italy and the writer simply ended the article like this, "When everybody’s health is at stake, true freedom is to follow instructions". I bid my BVI a safe lockdown and hope we all make it outside together, safely.
  • legal team (09/04/2020, 15:29) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I support the police generally, for their hard work in ensuring that the citizens are safe.

    However, I do not support police brutality.

    The true facts and circumstances of this matter must be investigated thoroughly by police administration.

    Police officer are authorized by law,under the police act, to use force that is necessary[not excessive] to execute an arrest, especially in circumstances,where a person is resisting the arrest.

    What can happen right in the mean time,,is that COP Mathews should send all the facts to legal team, to investigate this matter.

    I will apply the facts to the law,the regulation and the procedures, and determine if the officer acted justifiably,in a democratic society.

    Police officers, continue to serve Her Sovereign Lady the queen and continue to cause Her Majesty's Peace to be preserved.

    One love BVI
  • tell me (09/04/2020, 15:54) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    While they there tasing him for "no reason", he there breathing and living for no good reason.
  • See (09/04/2020, 16:29) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any bars open shoukd be closed down forever ....period . Anyone breaking curfew ... arrested . Resist or mouth off like a punk ... yes you might get burned . Dont mouth off . People are dying all over from this virus You have NO RIGHT to risk the lives of other people because you are bored and cant stay put.
  • Teacher (09/04/2020, 17:02) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't have the facts but I would be very surprised if the police decided to tase that young man without first warning him.
    Based on my experience with many of our young people, they do not like to abide by rules and unfortunately, many of them are backed by their peers as well as their parents.
    What we see on the road is just a synopsis of what takes place in classrooms.
    Too many of our young people are rude and disrespectful.
  • FROM EAST TO WEST (09/04/2020, 17:05) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many times this same young man was seen roaming the streets. I stay from my house and see him seated and roaming by stickit east end. He get what he wanted.
  • Nut (09/04/2020, 17:12) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    All over the world inter net. First thing you see is to stay home. If you don't like the police when you get in your mess don't call them. Please..
  • lol (09/04/2020, 23:37) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    You live green land what u doing long look big lie I know him he those lie a lot
  • Listen (10/04/2020, 00:23) Like (0) Dislike (16) Reply
    I don’t know who this young man is or his family put please take this serious , you have to sue the force . This young man was being tased as a “practice target” the officer that was tasing him is actually a “trainee” and they used this opportunity to tase the young man. He was in cuffs and he was not resisting arrest . Please take the necessary steps .
    • Well Well (12/04/2020, 21:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are correct more than you know. I've heard conversations about police with guns itching to use them. Police have talked about having and excuse to shoot someone, I've also witnessed thots and the over aggression for my self. Having a gun pumps up these weak minded idiots. So if the have tasers that's what going to happen. A lot of cops are underqualified, immoral opportunist!!
  • That Boy (10/04/2020, 07:43) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    I have seen him in action before, his mouth is vile. He said something disrespectful to the police that is why the police light his little A** up. Look at what he posted.
  • All he had to do (10/04/2020, 08:07) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was explain to the officer that he was making an emergency water run and apologized for what he did and the officer would have given him a break but he insisted on being rude at the mouth. The officer did not tased him for no reason. All of you that is going hard on the police, when you have your drama going on, don’t call the police to defuse your drama, handle it your damn self. The same police you hate so much you calling to save your A**.
  • Forward ever Backward never (10/04/2020, 11:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

    He should have been home but his rude @$# thinks he is above the law. My peoples of this territory when we criticize the police for doing their job, wtf you are going to say when they start looking away and don't do anything? We have to respect law enforcement officers because we need them to keep our communities safe. If we don't then the Virgin Islands will come like the Wild,Wild West. Please jail his @$# for 1year and charge him $5 000 fine. Also, I believe he threatened the police when he said "the mudda f going pay, wait and see ". The police should not have to put up with that bus. I hope the threat was noted. Officers we law abiding citizens are 100% behind you.

  • Wellsah (10/04/2020, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    The funny thing is most of the people that are commenting here are officers . You should be ashamed of yourselves. Y’all could live anywhere including the U.S . Would kill your own for no reason - that’s you guys mentality .
    • Forward ever Backward never (10/04/2020, 19:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am not a police officer. I guess you are a supporter of people like that disrespectful jerk. Smfh.
  • My Sympathies BVI (10/04/2020, 17:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Based on some of these comments I really see why the authorities struggle with assistance from the public to solve crimes. Alot of you seem to have a justification for every wrong deed and the fact that you condone certain behaviors is appalling. That young man should have no excuse to have left home except for medical emergencies. The officer should not have harmed him unless he resisted arrest, but they did right by getting him off the streets.

    If you take offense with my comment drink some water! Wink Wink!
  • Poloking (10/04/2020, 18:01) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
    This is a clear case of Police Officers Stun gun abuse, we have on tape valid evidence of lack of training and improper use by officers. compensation is more than necessary for this situation.
  • No excuses (10/04/2020, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is a big man now so has to hold his own responsibility, but the way he was brought up leaves no surprise for his outcome.
  • Local (10/04/2020, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    Set of clown police officers behaving show self. If you done handcuff the youth why do that. Bullshit
  • Local (11/04/2020, 12:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

    U and that rude idot in the same boat lesion to your self

  • legal team (11/04/2020, 22:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear C.O.P Mathews:-Please close this investigations and let's move-on.

    I have conducted my own observational investigations into this complaint against police by this rogue and vagabond who is a convicted criminal in our justice system;

    I discovered that the police acted justifiably, having reguard to the level of aggression demonstrated by this young man who was resisting arrest,and continue to resist arrest,even after necessary force was administerd lawfully.

    The injuries he displayed in picture, were inflicted while he aggressively resisted the lawful arrest.

    This man had no justified reason to in public during a curfew.He was on a mission of destruction.

    His presence outside his home raised strong suspicion; therefore,his presence outside was a threat the national security of the BVI,so the police had to react,execute an arrest.

    I would like to commend the officers involved in this matter,and to thank them for intercepting this man who appeared to be on some evil mission during a curfew.

    I commend the officers for protecting somebody's property.

    Here is the Oath-of-office taken by police officers under section 13 of the police act,cap 165 of the laws of the BVI, as defined in schedule 1 of the said Act.

    [" I (name of officer) do swear/affirm that I will well and truly SERVE OUR SOVEREIGN LADY THE QUEEN, her heirs and successors as a MEMBER of the police force in the territory of the virgin islands without favour or affection,malice or ill-will,and that I will cause her majesty's peace to be preserved,and will PREVENT to the utmost of my power,offences against the same (her majesty's peace) and that during anytime that I do or may hereafter hold any appointment in the police force I will to the best of my knowledge and skill discharge all the duties thereof faithfully ACCORDING TO LAW!"]

    Therefore, Police officers serve Our Sovereign lady the Queeb: OK

    Police officers in the BVI do not just go about using unnecessary force on the citizens without justification.

    This convicted criminal on the records [in public court] did not tell the public his true reason for being outside during curfew,but he come displaying a stun-gun injury.

    And some bloggers,because you have your own personal issues with her majesty's police officers, you supporting a convicted criminal, who committed a criminal offence under the law of the BVI.

    While we are in lockdown,the police is out on land,on sea,underground and in the air looking out for our welfair,while criminals are out roaming to attack,but you people supporting a convicted criminal.

    God save our sovereign lady the queen and god save the her majesty's royal police officers.

    One love bvi.

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