What Happened to Woman at Center of Melee?
At the heart of the chaos was the failed detention of an unidentified woman, whom officers assigned to work duties at the establishment, were attempting to subdue. That woman was being severely manhandled and roughed up by the officers, even though she was in handcuffs. Despite the ordeal being recorded by patrons of the night club, that individual is yet to be located by police to take down a statement. The possibility that the officers may have been under the influence of alcohol is also being looked into.
ACP Keith Lino, Commander, Professional Standards Branch
“Our investigation is continuing, as I said, that particular young lady, my investigation has proven that… We didn’t find her any at all, we haven’t found her yet. I am told by sources out there that she’s an immigrant and that her style is a lifestyle that works particularly as one of the waitresses at the club. Since the weekend, we haven’t found her. Since the weekend we haven’t located this particular young lady but we have intention to return and to see if we can locate that particular young lady. To answer your question we haven’t gotten a complaint from her as yet.”
“From the interviews conducted from people who were present, is it your view that in fact police were acting in a manner they should not have in relation to her detention to cause the crowd to react in the way that they did? And in answering that, can you say what was the ratio of police to people to the crowd that was out there?”
“Totally there were five police officers and the crowd; I think everybody has seen the crowd. So that ratio would be a big ratio of the civilians against the police.”
“Sir is there any reason to believe that the officers who used their weapons were under the influence of alcohol?”
“We’re looking at that likewise sir. We are looking at that angle likewise because people are saying yes they were, but at this time we are looking at that.”