The Minister of National Security was questioned outside of Cabinet by members of the media about a video of alleged police brutality circulating online.
The Hon. Wayne Munroe responded by saying, “a citizen has a choice. If the police approach you and speak with you, you can decide to become belligerent and matters can escalate to that point. In this country if you see people physically fighting police officers, let’s assume that they say that they suspect them of having drugs or firearms, the men would have no way of knowing what’s the basis of that suspicion. But if you take it upon yourself to not simply ask them what’s the basis of your suspicion if they determine to illegally arrest you, detain you, the courts are there for you to go get your rights vindicated and get damages from the state or you can decide to get in an open fight with armed policemen. And if as a country we find that an acceptable way to vindicate rights then we really are in trouble.”