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Sep 20, 2016

ComPol says Interdicted Police Officer in Carnival Incident Showed “Poor Judgment”

Allen Whylie

Kris Staine has been identified as the off-duty police constable that fired a shot in the air as the carnival road march was coming to an end on Saturday afternoon.  Carnival goers scattered in fear for their lives on Princess Margaret Drive. PC Staine was immediately taken into custody, his licensed nine-millimeter pistol retrieved and on Monday, he went before a police tribunal. Today, Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie told the media that the officer has been charged and placed on interdiction.

 

Allen Whylie, ComPol

“I think it is a very unfortunate incident; very poor judgment, I would say, on his part. Even though he may have been under attack or bottles were being thrown in his direction, I believe he should have been mature enough to realize that if he took out his weapon and fired a shot, it could cause a commotion and pandemonium.  And I think that was exactly what occurred and that mater is being investigated. He has been charged disciplinary and he has also been placed on interdiction effective yesterday also. So it’s not being swept under the rug; we are addressing it.”

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1 Response for “ComPol says Interdicted Police Officer in Carnival Incident Showed “Poor Judgment””

  1. Hatari says:

    How about Sandivar’s crony who popped a cap in the middle of the post election crowd in Belmopan? Nothing happened to him right? If you are under attacked and fire your licensed weapon in self-defense, it should be justified. If the idiot was just drunk and acting a fool, then bury his @#^$!

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