IzzSo News received a report that officers were told to ‘Strap In” as they leave police stations to be deployed across certain areas in the country where the protests have escalated.
The announcement is alleged to have come from Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.
The post reads:
“Need all officers strapped up. Stations closed. Vests on. Alert state Red. Tasers, pepper speay and body cams issued to all front line. Record if and when we are forced to return fire. I need all senior officers out there with their troops. This ends today.”
IzzSo News also received a recording from someone whose voice sounds like that of a senior police official, telling officers that they should defend themselves by any means necessary.
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