Ministry of National Security says an apology is all Taylor’s Alley residents will get
On Thursday night, the Taylor’s Alley affiliates told News Five that a government apology for the March twenty-first incident when they were brutalized and injured was not cutting it. In fact, they claimed they first heard it on the news and that the apology was silent on the issue of compensation for the medical bills they incurred. Having extended the olive branch on Wednesday, tonight the Ministry of National Security is saying it will not go beyond the public apology. A release this afternoon says the purpose for the swift decision to conduct an investigation was to show that there would be zero tolerance for police brutality. And according to the Ministry, even while the Commission of Inquiry found there was excessive use of force, the members felt that the evidence collected would not stand up in a court of law or a disciplinary tribunal. The ministry urges the Taylor’s alley residents to move forward. As to the threat for legal action, well the government says “Those who may feel that they still need to seek recompense are free to do so in a Court of Law.” The release concludes by saying that mechanisms are being put in place to deal with police brutality in every instance and that to attempt to address previous allegations would open an unending litany of investigations at a time when the resources of the Department ought to be used to address the rising tendency to violent, anti-social behavior. On the night of March twenty-first, the Gang Suppression Unit and the police rained down on Tailor’s Alley. At least six persons were badly beaten; some ended in the hospital. A three man commission then found that the excessive and unjustifiable force was used.