Retired Cop in Pepperspray Incident Considers Legal Action

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Retired Superintendent of Police, Altermoth ‘Parro’ Campbell, says he’ll be consulting his lawyers in relation to a controversial incident last week in which he was pepper sprayed by a Police Constable.

Mr. Campbell is also chiding National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, for saying it appears the actions of the Constable were reasonable.

The Retired Superintendent says he’ll be giving a formal account to the Police Inspectorate about what transpired.

Retired Superintendent Campbell says he feared for his life during the incident.

Mr. Campbell says he was happy for the intervention of a Senior Policeman who drove to the scene shortly after he was pepper sprayed.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.The video shows the Police Constable twice dispersing pepper spray into the eyes of retired Superintendent Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was stopped by the Constable in a section of the Corporate Area. The video shows the retired Policeman telling the Constable that he does not have his driver’s license in his possession.

The Constable then demanded that the retired Superintendent exit the motor vehicle he was driving to be taken into custody. Retired Superintendent Campbell declined and was then pepper sprayed by the Constable.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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