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Sep 8, 2021

Will PC Morales be Dismissed?

Chester Williams

ComPol Chester Williams told the media this afternoon that PC Morales will be facing a slew of internal charges for his involvement in the crime, including the fact that he lied on his statement about the incident in Santa Familia Village. He breached the department’s policy, act of prejudice to good order and discipline among other charges.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“While yes he may not have come to the academy to go through the formal training, they did the normal special constable training – I think it was twelve years ago he did that. And he has had the best training, on the job training. He was a special constable for over twelve years working with the police, doing the work of police officers every day. He was highly recommended by his O.C. to be given a regulation number. I don’t see nothing wrong with it; many others have gotten that opportunity and that should not be a factor into what transpired because, like I said, he has been trained on the job, he had also undergone the special constable training and a part of that training is the justifiable use of force and harm.  Every special constable, every police officer goes through that training.  He is facing a very serious charge – that of attempting to pervert the course of justice. And also internally, he will face a slew of charges as well which also includes the breach of department policy, act of prejudice to good order and discipline – his conduct on the scene, how he behaved, waving the baton and using these profanities – there are many things that we can look at as it relates to his conduct that we are going to deal with internally. And again Isani, it is important that we send a strong message. It cannot be that we will continue to see these actions from police officers. It is not what we have taught them, it is not what we expect of them to do, it is not what the public expects of us as police officers. We are paid public servants and as such, we must display conduct that is compatible with civilised people. And when police officers step out of line, the repercussion or the consequences must be swift.”


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