Police at theSpanish Town station were kept out of their post for more than an hour yesterday after a handcuffed man armed with a piece of broken glass threatened to hurt anyone who dared approach him. The incident unfolded about 6 p.m., shortly after he was handcuffed and taken to the station for breaches of the Road Traffic Act. It is unclear what happened next but police sources said the man got into a rage after been there for a while. He reportedly smashed a glass in a section of the station in anger. Police personnel stood by and looked on in amazement as the man who armed himself with a piece of broken glass kept the officers away with his threats. A weh yuh a go? Mi know sey yuh a bad police but right now my head no good,” he said, while waving the broken glass menacingly at a policeman while still handcuffed ,coercion and pleading. One hour later, after much coercion and pleading, the police finally gained entry to the station but not before arming themselves with riot shields. By that time, the police said the man had smashed several glass doors and there was blood splattered all over the floor. The man, in the meantime, had retreated to a nearby room where he locked himself inside. He was subsequently taken from the room, but even while in the police vehicle he remained defiant. “Mi nah move a wah unnu a deal wid, in yah,” he said, while lying in the vehicle. Many persons who converged started to mock the police, “A so much a dem and dem can’t deal with the one man? Mi sure sey him no mad. It really wicked pon dem still,” a woman said. The man was eventually taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he was seen bleeding profusely. Investigations have been launched with a view of charging him with the damage to the Government’s property.(Jamaicastar.com)
One wonders just how stupid these cops are? I am speechless at the total ineptitude of these people who pass themselves off as cops, no wonder they get no respect. This is absolutely egregious, I mean there are no words to describe how stupid these cops are. A prisoner cuffed with hands in front can grab a weapon and kill as many people as the rounds in the weapon allows, even with hands cuffed behind someone hell-bent on doing harm can inflict serious harm if they manage to get their hands on a weapon.
It follows therefore that all prisoners must be handcuffed and monitored closely untill he or she is placed into the safety of a cell. The Jamaica Constabulary Force through its members continue to arrest people without hand cuffing them , prisoner and cop walking side by side hands swinging, on the rare occasion they do cuff an arrestee, they cuff their hands in front . All of this can be avoided if cops act professionally by cuffing all arrested persons with their hands behind them, all Police Departments follow these simple safety procedures, only in Jamaica does unprofessional cops refuse to follow simple safety guidelines .Will this police department ever learn anything?