Two Questions For The Commissioner Of The Royal Barbados Police Force:
1/ Under what circumstances is a Barbados police officer allowed to shoot a person in the back of the head?
2/ What kind of pea-shooters are we issuing to our police when a person can survive a bullet in the back of the head?
From The Nation News…
ST MICHAEL MAN detained in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with a bullet lodged in the back of the head is claiming he was wrongfully shot by police.
From his bedside in Ward A3 on Thursday, Stefan Griffith, 26, said he was riding a bicycle along Wilkinson Road, St Michael, on Tuesday night when he observed a jeep blocking his path.
“The lights [headlamps] were bright and I didn’t know who was driving the jeep so I dropped the bicycle and started to run.
“When I looked back I saw this policeman with a gun in his hand running behind me. He [policeman] was shouting, ‘Stop! Stop!’ and all of a sudden I hear pax, and then I feel a burning at the back of my head,” he said.
Griffith, who now has blurred vision and swelling at the front of the face, said he had done nothing wrong.
His mother Janice Griffith, a 41-year-old worker with the Sanitation Service Authority, said a neurosurgeon who examined her son at the hospital said in addition to a fracture and a bullet lodged at the back of the head, there were also metal fragments in his brain…
… read the entire article at The Nation News (link here)