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Policeman Attacked With Cane Knife, Qiliho Renews Call To Work With Military

The recent attack on a Police officer has the Commissioner of Police renewing his call for people to understand the dangers involved in the policing profession. Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho
17 Nov 2016 13:55
Policeman Attacked With Cane Knife, Qiliho Renews Call To Work With Military
DC Krishan Keshwan recovering at his home INSET: Injuries sustained during the attack

The recent attack on a Police officer has the Commissioner of Police renewing his call for people to understand the dangers involved in the policing profession.

Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said the attack on Detective Constable Krishan Keshwan is a testament to the dangers his officers face when confronting violent situations when attending to reports of aggravated robberies.

DC Keshwan was struck on the head by a cane knife during an attempted robbery at a shop in Valelevu yesterday afternoon. He is currently recovering at his home.

He says the fact that the Force is an unarmed institution will mean his officers can only rely on non-lethal forms of gadgets such as batons and pepper sprays as a means of protection.

He maintains earlier statements about the need to ensure his officers are properly equipped in such situations adding he will continue to pursue all avenues such as working with the military to have a specialized unit and relevant legislations in place to effectively attend to violent cases for the sake of his officers’ safety.

He adds despite criticism against his stand, he will pursue with his ongoing efforts to avoid other officers falling victim to similar incidents.



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