As the Police Commissioner rejoiced over the reduction in major crimes for 2019, he got somewhat riled up with the media today when he was asked about the allegations of police brutality against Giovanni Lambey. Earlier this week we told you of Lambey’s case where it is alleged that he was beaten up by members of the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU). According to Commissioner Williams, the problem is not so much the allegation against the police but the fact that the media is giving airtime to these complaints. Here is how he worded his frustration.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Sometimes the media needs to not entertain everybody that comes to them with foolishness. The young man I saw on the TV complained that police brutalized his nephew, that was the same nephew that went and emptied a barrage of bullets at the home of an elderly lady trying to shoot somebody. Now he went home, police went there but upon seeing the police he ran and the police pursued him and caught him and yes a little force might have been used to subdue him and here comes his uncle complaining about police brutality? What if he had caught that young man and killed him, really ? Man sometimes you need to learn to tell people get their priorities straight. Have you ever tried to interview citizen brutality by other citizens when people go and kill people unjustifiably, we need to do more interviews about that, to get from victims of crime how they feel when their loved one is gunned down or shot or stabbed instead of focusing on persons who go and commit the crime and try to hide behind the media under the guise of police brutality; I’m not going to entertain that question.”
The allegation is that GSU raided Lambey’s family house on Caeser Ridge Road just after eleven o’clock on Monday morning and assaulted him in the process.