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Give TTPS benefit of the doubt

Sunday, August 5, 2018

There are many incidents reported in this country involving police use of force against members of certain communities; some of the residents were armed and some were not. It has become the norm to challenge the police version of events while ignoring the completion of investigations of such incidents. The police account of such incidents tends to be viewed with scepticism. The TTPS is no longer given the benefit of the doubt and is even accused by some of planting evidence without any proof to substantiate their claims.

Police officers knowingly assume the risk of great bodily harm or death on a daily basis in order to make the community safe for residents and businesses. Police are occasionally gunned down for simply knocking on a door to ask for assistance. Officers must be granted the benefit of the doubt given the nature of their job. Sometimes they are required to use force, including deadly force, to protect their lives, the lives of fellow officers and the lives of members of the communities.

Simon Wright,


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