Police officers appearing in Tik Tok videos to face disciplinary action

Police officers appearing in Tik Tok videos to face disciplinary action

  • Several police officers are in trouble after Tik Tok videos of them dancing to a song that seems to glorify violence went viral
  • In a virtual media conference, the Commissioner of Police has condemned them for displaying traits that are not in line with the police force
  • Apart from facing disciplinary action, the officers will undergo remedial training to realign their minds back to proper service

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An undisclosed number of Jamaican cops are set to face disciplinary action after appearing in Tik Tok videos, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has revealed.

Jamaican Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson said that the officers would be retrained if the organisation retains their service.
The police officers in question were lip-synching to a song by dancehall artiste Skeng called 'Gunman Shift.' Screengrab from Star News.
Source: UGC

Details indicate that the officers, who were not only dressed in full police uniform but were also armed with assault rifles, went viral for dancing to a song that seems to glorify crime and violence.

According to The Jamaica Observer, the song in question is 'Gunman Shift', a popular hit by the dancehall industry's breakout artiste Skeng.

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“Cork and fire, pull a gun like Remington. Fully charged up and eager to kill a man,” goes part of the song's lyrics.

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In one of the videos, two female cops are seen lip-syncing to the song while brandishing their official rifles, while another has a male officer dancing in his living room on Tiktok account @christophergordon666.

Disciplinary action and re-alignment

According to the Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, the lyrics in the background song the officers were dancing to are not consistent with what is expected of the disciplined forces.

“In the videos, the police officers had weapons on them and that's certainly not the image we would expect of our officers,” he said, as reported by The Gleaner.

He added that on top of disciplinary action, the officers will go through remedial training if the organisation decides to retain them as employees.

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That way, he said, would align their mindset with the best possible values of the Constabulary Force.

He further revealed that the Police High Command has come up with guidelines that explain how the issue will be handled going forward.

The disciplinary probe is being handled by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB).

No police officers on social media

Social media seems to have become a channel of communication and expressing oneself that does not auger well with the police service.

In Kenya, Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai recently warned police officers against sharing their job issues online.

Mutyambai said that serious disciplinary action will be taken against any cop found sharing information with the press without the approval of the authority.

The announcement came at a time many police officers had opted to take to social media to share their grievances.

Source: Yen

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