Cop walks up to Cab-driver informs him that there is a summons at the station for him, the officer then walks to the Station retrieved the Summons, returned to the Taxi-stand and served the Summons on the Cab-driver in the presence of his colleague and of course an ever visible phalanx of so-called witnesses . Driver takes the Summons and then threw it from the car. Officers told him he was under arrest upon which he attempted to drive away . The Police made sure he did not drive away ,he ran from the car, officers chased and caught him.They used pepper-spray and baton to subdue and arrest him. Seem text-book arrest to me……..
Cabbie allegedly beaten, pepper-sprayed by police.
Not so fast ,this happened in the town of Mandeville in what is fast becoming a hell-hole ungovernable place called Jamaica ? There were protests from the colleagues of the cab-driver . Of course everyone had a different account of the incident. They claim an arrest was not necessary as their colleague did nothing wrong. I will leave that for you to decide.
So lets look at the facts as they were reported .1) Officer told driver there was a summons at the Station for him , did not attempt to arrest him. 2) The Officer went to the station leaving his college on the scene, retrieved the summons, returned and served it on the accused. Accused promptly threw the Summons from his car. 3) The officer then correctly tells him he is under arrest. He refused to submit to being arrested and attempts to drive away. 4) Officers blocked the path of the car upon which he fled on foot. 5) Officers gave chase and apprehended him, using pepper-spray and baton to complete the arrest.
I will now leave it to you the experts who complain about Jamaican Police to tell me what the Police did wrong. Clearly Jamaica is a country destined to becoming a failed state. I would implore anyone visiting my country to review their options. This country has made the decision to be an ungoverned , ungovernable Serengeti of murder, rape and mayhem.