Will there be tightened security for Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves after the leaked voice notes in which men said to be police officers suggest that they storm his office in a bid to have their needs addressed?
Well, Commissioner of Police Renald Hadaway is declining to comment on this.
“I would not comment on that issue. Security of the prime minister is a very serious issue and I would not comment on it,” he told iWitness News on Thursday.
The police chief, however, said that they have launched an internal investigation into the recording, but have not ruled out the possibility of criminal charges against the officers allegedly involved.
The suggestion about storming the Prime Minister’s Office was made in a WhatsApp group involving members of the executive of the Police Welfare Association.
They made the comment as they discussed ways of getting the police high command to respond to their requests.
Hadaway told iWitness News that the comments on the leaked voice notes “are very distasteful, unprofessional, unacceptable…
“One of the things that we have to understand is that, as police officers, we have a particular role to play and we cannot be speaking loosely like the ordinary man on the street. There is a certain degree of obligation that is required of us and we have to perform at the highest level irrespective of the situation that is confronting us,” he told iWitness News.