Acting top cop speaks after second officer is suspended

Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney (Photo contributed)

The acting commissioner of police, Atlee Rodney, is reassuring the public that the police force is still fully capable of doing its job.

His comment comes after a second controversial suspension of a high-ranking police officer, this time, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ray John.

John, who headed the Rapid Response Unit, was suspended on Friday in connection with an ongoing investigation by St Vincent and the Grenadines police.

They are probing a possible passport racket there, involving the Antigua and Barbuda passports.

But Rodney says these things happen in any organisation and due process must take its course.


Ray John’s suspension comes after Commissioner Wendel Robinson was suspended over allegations of sexual harassment.

But Rodney has expressed confidence in the offices not to let the “challenges” affect them in the performance of their duty. 


That’s Acting Police Commissioner, Atlee Rodney.

Special constables from the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force arrived in Antigua on Friday to join the ongoing investigation.

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