Recently, KPCN employees have been accused on Facebook of acting unlawfully on St. Eustatius. A video has been posted on Facebook that the police on St. Eustatius would not have acted correctly in enforcing the emergency ordinance regarding COVID. Today, Monday, September 28th, the same person who posted the film, has filed a complaint with the KPCN. This will be investigated in accordance with the existing complaints procedure.
The police chief has now instructed the Internal Affairs Office to investigate this case. The same person also posted a film on Facebook at an earlier time in which he accuses a number of employees of the police on St. Eustatius of wrongdoing and criminal offenses. All this gives a negative image of the police on St. Eustatius. The Internal Affairs Bureau has investigated virtually all of the previous allegations and has determined some of them to be untrue.
Attempts have been made to contact whoever posted this film for any additional evidence to support these accusations, but this has not been successful to date. At the moment, based on this investigation and based on the ongoing complaints investigation, the police chief has no reason or evidence to believe that the accusations are true. He distances himself from these allegations and kindly requests everyone to deal carefully on social media with the so-far unfounded allegations.