Attorney-at-Law, Mary Francis, is urging the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to ensure that its members perform their duties within the laws and show some respect for citizens.
Francis comment comes in light of a recent alleged illegal police search conducted in the Marchand Boulevard, which members of that community has criticized the police for.
The alleged illegal police searches were conducted by a team of police officer at various homes, as part of investigations into the recent incident involving a Rose Hill resident who was attacked and robbed.
The attorney noted that the police must have in their possession, a search warrant, before they can enter into someone’s home and conduct a search on their premises, which is standard procedure.
She cautioned the Force to ensure that their members do not violate the rights of citizens, but instead work towards fostering greater community relations with members of these communities.
Francis said this recent incident does not auger well for the Force, since the police have already been in hot water for other serious violations over the past few years.
She is hoping that the management of the Force can look into the issue so that it does not occur again.