First and foremost, I would like to praise our police force for trying their best to keep our communities safe. We know it’s a tough job and I am sure the Bahamian people appreciate RBPF’s (the Royal Bahamas Police Force) efforts, specifically the decent cops.
But enough is enough.
The story surrounding the incident with the off-duty cop and Nawal Mackey raises a lot of questions:
- Was the off-duty cop drinking at the bar?
- Where is the evidence (bat)?
- Where are the photos or doctor’s report of the off-duty cop’s injuries?
- No cameras in the area? How convenient.
Let’s look at the reality. A baseball bat is on average 24 to 34 inches long, which means it was close combat. So, you are trying to tell us that our trained police force cannot disarm a man with a bat without using deadly force? Also, the officer didn’t see him coming with a bat? You cannot hide a baseball bat. Was the off-duty cop’s back turned? Was it a sneak attack? Was the officer drunk, which may have affected his vision?
What it sounds like is a dispute between two individuals who may have had a few drinks. The off-duty cop then discharges his gun and shot the guy multiple times. How is this different from two civilians? Just because he is an officer doesn’t mean it’s OK to kill a man and cover it up.
We, as a country, need to stop allowing the police to feed us ridiculous information when dirty cops disrupt our country. We deserve the truth. If the police force has nothing to hide, show us the evidence. The public deserves the right to know. We are not asking for much; we are just asking for the truth or the evidence. The story is not adding up.
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