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ACP Addresses Concerns Over Police Shootings

The Acting Commissioner of Police addresses growing concerns over police-involved shootings, speaking to trends in a recent news conference.



The Acting Commissioner of Police addressing growing concerns over police-involved shootings.


During a virtual news conference held today, he also spoke out on an alarming crime trend.

On the heels of the shooting death of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine, who was killed by an officer in Chippingham last week, Acting Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander is assuring Bahamians that police investigations into police-involved shootings will be conducted in a fair manner. 

ACP Fernander says the discussion surrounding providing officers with non lethal weapons is ongoing and it is something that he welcomes. He added that training is also ongoing. 

The acting commissioner also raised awareness about what he calls a trend over the past two weeks – vehicle theft.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kenwood Taylor notes that for the month of January, 11 vehicles have been reported stolen thus far. He is admonishing Bahamians to remain vigilant.