Security Minister Says Constable’s Use of Pepper Spray On Retired Senior Officer Was Reasonable

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National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says a Police Constable’s use of pepper spray on a Retired Senior Officer, who was driving without his license, was not unreasonable.

The incident that happened along Molynes Road, in St Andrew yesterday, has left many senior members of the Constabulary embarrassed.

An almost 7-minute long video circulating on social media shows the retired senior cop being pepper sprayed in his eyes after disobeying the Policeman’s request to exit his vehicle.

Minister Chang says the Senior cop did not behave appropriately.

He says it’s the type of behaviour noted among politicians and others who feel they are above the law.

The National Security Minister says it’s the Senior cop’s aggressive behaviour that caused the on duty policeman to use the pepper spray.

In the meantime, Minister Chang says there needs to be respect for the law and public order.

He notes that he’s paid several traffic fines for offences, without trying to use his influence to avoid doing so.

But Minister Chang says he’s had to urge some of his political colleagues not to use their influence to breach the law.

Dr Horace Chang, National Security Minister, speaking this morning on Cliff Hughes Online, with Mark Wignall.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


2 thoughts on “Security Minister Says Constable’s Use of Pepper Spray On Retired Senior Officer Was Reasonable

  1. Mervin Carey

    I think this whole situation could have been handled in a more professional manner on both sides.The Superintendent forgot he’s retired,and the new young cop is full of ego.He should have called his senior officers to handle the situation.He went overboard using pepper spray when there was no threat.

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  2. Eddie Fisher

    No I disagree. The police gives you an order you comply. The retired SSP should know better and behave better too

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