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Revelers warned not to wine excessively on police officers for Carnival

by | Feb 5, 2015

carnval 1Those who will be partaking in playing mas this year need to be very careful who they decide to wine on.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Harold Phillip, the Gold Commander in charge of security operations for Carnival 2015, claimed that aggressive winning on police officers
by masqueraders could land them in jail if the officers became fearful.

He was speaking at the weekly police briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

He also warned that revelers who chose to cover themselves in body paint alone and those who practiced lewd behavior could also be jailed.

Acknowledging that wining on a police officer was not illegal, he explained that such an action could not be regarded as an assault.

Phillip sought to assure the public that police would be out in full force despite threats by the Police Association to boycott events.

maxresdefaultHe stated that there was a contingency plan in place officers decided not to come out.

He said there were also 173 recruits in training, who would be sworn in as police officers before Carnival and were capable of making arrests and carrying out other
policing functions.

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News Power Now took to the streets to get citizens views on statements by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Harold Phillip, that masqueraders could land themselves in

jail if they are found to winning aggressively on police officerS during Carnival on Monday and Tuesday.

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