Another resident is accusing the Police of what she considers unfair treatment for not wearing her face mask.
The woman, Suroya Fernandez, tells REAL News that, at the time she was approached by officers, she was eating a slice of cheesecake.
The Police have said they are unaware of the incident, which has been making the rounds on social media.
Fernandez says the officers approached her and, again, asked why her mask was not on her face, as is required when in public. She says she told the lawmen, once more, that she was eating, and they informed her that the mask should be under her chin in that case.
Incidentally, this is a practice that medical officials have warned against, since it poses a greater risk of contamination. They have advised that the better thing to do is remove the mask.
The woman claims that the officers failed to identify themselves, as the law requires them to do, and refused to listen to anything she had to say.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Traffic Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police Rodney Ellis, says that while he has not heard the officers’ side of the story, it is not practical for someone to eat and wear a mask at the same time.
Ellis says the matter will be addressed and the appropriate actions taken if the officers are found to have acted in an unprofessional manner.