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Police officers express concern about Covid-19 prisoner in their midst

Fear has gripped the St Paul’s Police Station with officers there being very concerned for their health and safety due to the continued presence of a prisoner who tested positive for Covid-19 since Friday.

A police insider told THE NEW TODAY that he understands that up to last night the prisoner was still locked up in a cell at the station.

There are reports that the Covid-19 prisoner at the St Paul’s police station is a non-national who entered the country illegally and was charged by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for wounding and causing dangerous harm.

According to the police insider, one of his colleagues at the station informed him that nothing has been done by those running the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to address the situation confronting them.

“The force not doing anything to safeguard us. They say they have quarantine facility in SGU (St George’s University) but the man here,” he quoted his colleague as saying.

The officer made an appeal to THE NEW TODAY to “put something in the media for us so that something could be done.”

Government has been using facilities owned by SGU on the world famous Grand Anse beach in the south of the island to place Covid-19 patients in isolation.

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A senior police officer said he has just heard about the issue and cannot understand why no action was taken as this could be “endangering them people’s (police officers) lives.”

“That is foolishness – that is not just endangering the lives of police officers but endangering the lives of everybody in Grenada because police interact with every living person in Grenada,” he remarked.

“Get the man out of there – if you have a facility (like SGU) for them then put the man down there,” he said.

During an outbreak of the Delta variant in the August to September period of 2021, more than 400 police officers fell victim to the deadly virus with about two of them including an Acting Superintendent of Police perishing from coming in contact with Covid-19.

Commissioner of Police Edvin Martin did not answer his cellphone when attempts were made by THE NEW TODAY to reach him for comment on the issue.

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