Intoxicated Officer Caught Stealing
Police Commissioner Chester Williams says he is embarrassed after one of his police officers was trying to steal cash from a bus conductor. The video went viral on social media and shows an intoxicated Corporal Cobb being told to return the bag of money he took from the conductor. This evening, reporters asked Williams about it. Here is how he responded.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police:” It’s one of the most embarrassing situations I’ve seen with police. In a situation like that I really wish that I could just write a letter and sign it and tell the man “You’re dismissed.” but unfortunately we have a system that requires due process and so the matter is with PSB. That police officer was interdicted from duty today. I expect that by the end of the day today PSB should be levying charges on him internally because I’m told that the bus owners do not want any criminal action in respect there of. And we will ensure that the tribunal is heard in the most expeditious manner while still providing him with his right to due process because I wouldn’t want that we do something that he ends up appealing and have to come back. I don’t think that policeman should ever be allowed to wear the police uniform again. From what we know is that he alighted the bus and may have taken the cash bag of the conductor and took the money there from and hid the money in his brief I think I don’t know I saw him going down and took out the money and as you can see in the video he was questioned over and over, he denied having the money and then eventually he ascended to having the money and he went inside the bus and took out the money from his private parts area and returned it. That is extremely embarrassing.”