Police have confirmed that one of their firearms, which was temporarily lost, has been recovered but they remain silent on allegations of physical abuse against a male, in relation to the same incident.
“A service weapon which was temporarily lost during an operation is now back in Police custody,” the Police statement said.
The Police account of the incident states that on May 17, officers from the Charlestown Station, while on patrol, visited a local bar where an incident ensued. During the incident, officers restrained a number of persons who were resisting arrest and took them into custody. As a result, an officer’s service pistol fell from its holster and was not found after the incident was brought under control.
The service weapon was retrieved on Monday, May 20, after an investigation was launched into the incident, the Police have said.
No one has been charged in relation to this incident.
However, there are unconfirmed reports that a man was badly beaten by the Police in relation to the same incident.
It has also been alleged that the victim of the beating had to be taken to the Alexandra Hospital as a result of injuries sustained.
In another incident on May 17, at Parray’s Village, St. Peter’s, a licensed firearm holder had his weapon wrestled from him during an altercation with several persons. That weapon has also been recovered.
Allegations of brutality have been levelled against the Police in that incident as well.
Persons close to the young man who is assisting Police in their investigations claim that he was beaten by the Police, without cause.