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Sep 4, 2020

Video Author and Associates to be Sent to Central Prison under Gang S.O.E.

Chester Williams

Until those charges are laid, ComPol Chester Williams says that “Big Tom” will be taken to the central prison under the gang state of emergency, which was declared in early July following a spike in gang related murders. It is being done to hopefully allow the female victim to be comfortable enough to cooperate with police.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“In the interim, as well, considering the state that the young woman is in, this whole issue would still fall within the realm of gang. And the fact that the young lady is scared is because of the gang affiliation of the producer of the video so what we will be doing as well is – you’d know that south side is still under the state of emergency for gang issues. And so we will be detaining those individuals under the gang state of emergency and they will be sent to prison under that SOE while the police continue to investigate the aspect of the investigation where the woman is concerned. Hopefully with him and his associates being away, it might put her in a more comfortable position that she will be able to cooperate with the police sow e are going to see how that plays out from there.”

Thirty-four persons, including four females were detained and placed at the central prison for an initial thirty days. In early August, just days before they were to be released, ComPol Williams requested that the S.O.E. be extended for an additional sixty days and it was approved by parliament.

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