Following the killing of unarmed labourer Adelle Gilbert in San Fernando on Thursday, former President of the Police Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Michael Seales says body cameras are needed in this country. Police officers have come under fire following the shooting death of Mr. Gilbert.
Speaking at a book handing-over ceremony from Amalgamated Security Services to the Police Service on Wednesday, Seales said the entire incident was not recorded but body cameras could have assisted in presenting a clearer picture to the public.
“Let me just say the feedback should be body cameras are a priority now. I have gotten expressions from the membership of what has been shown is just one version of the event,” said the senior officer.
“I’ve had the benefit of looking at it in its detail and I understand now that we need body cameras because it would capture footage from the inception of police activities and not at the back end of police activities, which is what we saw. “Inspector Michael Seales.