Police Commissioner criticizes media coverage of weed sweets scandal
After all that has been reported this week, Police Commissioner Chester Williams, took close to three minutes to chastise the media on the reports made surrounding the news of the weed sweets. We note that his statement was in no way referring to our reports here on Love News.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Sometimes I think that the media stretches things too far and it begs to wonder what the motive of some media houses are. How could a responsible reporter say that the police department have done certain things when clearly all indications is saying that a person on his own accord did something without following the procedure that is in place. Now had the exhibit keeper followed the process ie contact his commander Ms.Elrington to say to her we have some items here that is really and truly having the exhibit room smelling bad I would like to seek your permission to have these items discarded. Alifa would have then wrote to me as the Commissioner and said “The exhibit keeper is saying xyz in respect to xyz we seek your permission if we can have the items disposed of.” I would have sent the team from Belmopan to go and inspect the items to make sure that these items are not subject to any active investigation or matter before the court and if I were to be advised that the matter involving these items were still active I would have said no. If I were to find out that the matter would have been closed and there was no use for them then I would have said to dispose of them and would have guided them in terms of how to dispose of it. So how now can you say that the Commissioner or the Minister or the police – we have to be real. We have to take things for what they truly are and stop make things more than what they are. We have to be real.”
Reporter: Sir it’s the exhibit keeper that maybe there was a break down in communication there that’s what you’re saying sir?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Exactly and the thing is Dwayne the exhibit keeper is not an amateur, he has been there for a number of years he knows the process and that is what angers me. He knows. And when you know the process and you don’t follow the process and things like this happen then you have to be held accountable.”