Over 50 Officers Arrested For Harassment, Await Prosecution

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) arrested over 50 officers in the streets of Monrovia January 15 for harassment and escaping assignment; they were subsequently suspended.According to the spokesman for the LNP, Sam Collins, the arrest of the officers comes in the wake of calls from the general public complaining that police officers were constantly harassing peaceful citizens.Mr. Collins explained that some of the arrested officers were not from the LNP; rather they were imposters from the Monrovia City Police wearing LNP uniforms and harassing citizens.“The police have received several complaints from the general public about officers constantly harassing them in the streets while carrying on their business activities.”He explained that a few bad apples in the mix could taint the good ones. An exercise ordered by Col. Massaquoi of the LNP during the festive season is ongoing.According to the spokesman, the arrested officers will be turned over to the legal division of the LNP for prosecution in accordance with the crimes committed.Mr. Collins said the officers of the Monrovia City Police who were found wearing uniforms of the LNP would be turned over to the city cooperation for prosecution.He explained that in 2012, the LNP prosecuted two officers who violated the law of the police and were currently serving their sentences at the Monrovia central prison.Mr. Collins said officers who are found in the habit of escaping from assignment would be prosecuted by the LNP.According to him the collaboration of the LNP with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was intended to speedily fight crime in the country for the good of the citizens.He promised citizens that misconduct within the LNP would not be compromised and that the safety of the state remains the primary concern of the LNP.Mr. Collins also assured citizens that working with the police in their various communities creates relationships that help to reduce crime.      Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘I slipped up’ – Allardyce backtracks on Dier-Busquets comparison

first_imgSam Allardyce has backtracked on comments he made insisting that Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is “no better than Eric Dier”.The former England manager made the claim after England defeated La Roja 3-2 in Seville in a UEFA Nations League encounter.Dier grabbed headlines for a crunching tackle on Sergio Ramos but defended superbly throughout as the Three Lions claimed a famous win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! His performance led Allardyce to say: “The praise about Busquets must be stopped, it was never evident last night, he looked out of sorts.“He’s no better or worse then Eric Dier, for me.”But he has now attempted to rescind that comment, claiming that he was merely talking up Dier after widespread criticism of the midfielder’s performances for Tottenham.”I slipped up a little bit, but on the night he was better than him,” he told Sky Sports.”In career terms, he’s not. But what I was doing was sticking up for Dier, after the amount of stick he’s been getting.”People saying he’s not good enough for England, people saying he shouldn’t be playing. There’s been a lot of negative comments in the press.”Nevertheless, Allardyce believes Dier was one of England’s key men on the night and lauded his challenge on Real Madrid defender Ramos. “He plays it simple and sits in the right positions,” he added.”He made a great tackle [on Ramos]. That set a great standard for England on the night.”In all fairness, you’re not allowed to take the ball and the man anymore, but it was a good challenge to get everyone in the right frame of mind, like a good pass, a good header or a good shot. It put England on the front foot.”last_img read more