The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said, late Wednesday night, that it has launched an investigation after a video appeared on social media showing a police officer repeatedly beating a member of the public in his head with a truncheon.
Two uniformed officers are seen in the video and the police said in a release that one of them in a police officer and the other a member of the Auxiliary Police Force.
“The Public Relations and Complaints Office wishes to assure the general public that this matter is currently under investigation,” the release said.
“We are, therefore, soliciting the assistance of anyone who has information relating to this incident to visit the Public Relations and Complaints Office or the Office of the Commissioner of Police,” the release further stated.
The video was filmed at Russell Shopping Centre in Stoney Ground, Kingstown.
iWitness News does not know what is the case or nature of the incident, but citizens have expressed outrage and have overwhelmingly described the response of the police officer as excessive.