Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Moncherry warns of collateral damage as police take fight to criminals

Severin Moncherry

Severin Moncherry

Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry warns of collateral damage as police take the fight to the criminal elements wreaking havoc against law-abiding citizens.

The comments by the Top Cop follow a recent spate of gun violence over the last two weeks which resulted in the island’s homicide figures rising to 41.

"The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force will not allow a handful of incorrigible rogues to risk the lives of our people and spoil the good name of our sweet Saint Lucia,” Moncherry said.

“We will not surrender, we will not retreat. We will take the fight to those rogues and would-be criminals, using every bit of resources available to us.

We have talked the talk. It is now time to walk the walk,” he declared.

Even police officers, he noted, are receiving threats

“There is no guarantee that in executing the new plans in place to reduce such violent crimes that there may not be collateral damage.”

Members of the public are encouraged to play their part in the fight against crime by providing whatever information is necessary to assist the police.

This can be done through the crime hotline at 452 7463.

Commissioner Moncherry extends sympathies to all who have lost their loved ones through violence over the past few weeks.

“It is rather sad and unfortunate that we’ve lost so many lives for violence.

One death is too many, far less 41 While some may make negative statements, it must be remembered that everyone is the loved one of someone, and there is no justification for killing another unlawfully,” Moncherry lamented.

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