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.
The Nation: Police Officer Charged With Rape