Barbados Police Officer Arrested – Rape Charge Against Constable Richard Allan Toppin

Constable Richard Toppin

We're Making Progress! Barbados Reporters Allowed To Take Accused Cop's Photo Without The Reporters Being Beaten By Police.

Presumed Innocent Until Guilt Proven (Especially With Rape Where There Are So Many False Accusations Made)

We are delighted to see another police officer arrested and charged with a crime – not because we believe he is guilty, but because not so long ago there never would have been an arrest. In the not too distant past, guilty police officers were either quietly allowed to resign or quietly allowed to retain their jobs.

Perhaps some things are changing on this island. Perhaps the police senior management have come to realise that with the internet they cannot keep misbehaviour secret as they used to. Whatever the reason for the change, the change is being noticed.

Who knows, if the police continue to enforce the law against their own perhaps one day the Royal Barbados Police Force might even regain a bit of credibility with the citizens.

Further Reading

The Nation: Police Officer Charged With Rape

14 Comments

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14 responses to “Barbados Police Officer Arrested – Rape Charge Against Constable Richard Allan Toppin

  1. PiedPiper

    Well, I hope the Nation intends to do some follow up on this item as the one in the paper today is almost pointless. I will give the Nation the benefit of the doubt until then because honestly the lack of detail in most of their articles renders them useless. Where did this rape occur? What were the circumstances? Was Toppin on duty or off duty? The questions are endless. How can anyone form an opinion when such basic information is lacking?

  2. absolutezero

    PiedPiper
    January 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Well, I hope the Nation intends to do some follow up on this item as the one in the paper today is almost pointless. I will give the Nation the benefit of the doubt until then because honestly the lack of detail in most of their articles renders them useless. Where did this rape occur? What were the circumstances? Was Toppin on duty or off duty? The questions are endless. How can anyone form an opinion when such basic information is lacking?
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    it may be lacking but the article is accurate, also note that he was taken via the backdoor…also note he is one of the few officers who were wanted and charged for rape, PC Blackman is the only one whom they cant get hold of due to his AWL to canada. because you may not hear about a matter in full does not mean it is not accurate, how many things goes on in bim and ya never hear bout it in a rumshop further more see it in de newspaper…

    PiedPiper, your comment is pointless

  3. absolutezero

    btw, it is a prostitute cons toppin is accused of raping

  4. PiedPiper

    You have picked your handle well, “absolutezero”. I have not stated that the item in The Nation was inaccurate. I have said that it is not particularily enlightening due to lack of details but I realize that there are those that would try to criticize any of my posts, especially using multiple names, even when they make an ass of themselves.

  5. Tell me Why

    Where did this rape occur? What were the circumstances? Was Toppin on duty or off duty? The questions are endless. How can anyone form an opinion when such basic information is lacking?
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    Come on PiedPiper. The newspaper can only inform that someone has been arrested for the act against the person. The where, when, why, how and most of all the question of being in uniform or not is pre-mature to the case my friend. The newspaper is right by saying a policeman in this case.

  6. Diggit

    But ain’t PP got a damn nerve though, accusing other people of multiple names when he is de biggest multiple name user bout hey. Watch fuh de insults, TMW.

  7. PiedPiper

    Well Hello again, absolutezero…..errrrr, sorry I meant Diggit.
    All I said was that I hope The Nation does a follow up on this story. Full stop.

  8. PiedPiper

    Oh, I meant to say helo to “San Diego” as well. I hope your multiple personalities are having a nice day šŸ™‚

  9. Rape ?

    what really is Rape

    a man is in the missionary position with a woman, she for some reason says stop or I will never speak to you again. He says to himself I am here already so I should continue. He does until he climaxes.

    She gets up and starts crying and later reports the matter as Rape: she said stop and he said no its go

    It has happened

  10. Anon

    I am happy to see that we are finally getting somewhere with criminal Policemen.

    My confidence in the “Royal” Barbados Police force is slowly being restored. My problem has always been crooked policemen getting away scotch free and many of them ending up at the top of the police force.

  11. Avatar Gurl

    A prostitute?

    Oh, boy, I can see where THIS is going!

    As jaded as I am about the circumstances, I can see how rape could’ve been called.

    However, I truly hope that it isn’t a case of “crying wolf” here, because that would be disgusting and it doesn’t help the true victims, male or female!

  12. 86

    Since being accused of rape and found innocent is just as bad if not worse than being convicted, why would the police allow the picture of the alleged rapist cop to be taken and not that of the alleged drug dealing cop? What makes him (drug dealer) so important?

  13. LimeAway

    Avatar Gurl
    January 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    A prostitute?

    Oh, boy, I can see where THIS is going!
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    Please note that men having been previously convicted for assaulting prositutes (male & female) and were given lengthy sentences. I think a few received life sentences when buggery was involved.

    Asiba-The Buffalo Soldier-‘why should I wear a jacket and tie’
    January 10, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    It does not matter if no is said before or during the act, no means no. If you were about to start, do not start. If you had just started, stop and if you were about to finish, do not finish, stop.
    Sometimes no does not really mean no but every man should know the difference for ignorance of the law is not an excuse.

  14. BFP

    Kareen’s comments were taken down for using racially pejorative terms. You are banned kareen.

    BFP Editor