Alfonso: Comfort Patrols can arrest

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OFFICERS of the Ministry of National Security’s Community Comfort Patrols (CCP) programme have the right to arrest citizens, as well as the right to use “reasonable force” in the prevention of crime, Minister of National Security Brigadier Carl Alfonso said yesterday, as Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley queried whether the programme was a “private security force” with no lawful basis.

OFFICERS of the Ministry of National Security’s Community Comfort Patrols (CCP) programme have the right to arrest citizens, as well as the right to use “reasonable force” in the prevention of crime, Minister of National Security Brigadier Carl Alfonso said yesterday, as Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley queried whether the programme was a “private security force” with no lawful basis.

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