Following Rehab Shooting Incident: LNP Outreach Section Holds Talks With Community Residence

By Abraham S. Sollie/GNN Reporter

Men and women of the Liberia National Police
Men and women of the Liberia National Police

The Community Services Section (CSS) of the Liberia National Police (LNP), at the weekend, held an interactive forum with members of the Rehab Community in the Municipal City of Paynesville outside Monrovia following the recent shooting incident reportedly carried out by for police chief of intelligence.

The meeting, which was organized by the Community Outreach Section of the LNP, was intended for the police reach out to Rehab Community residents to clarify wide spread rumors that the former LNP Chief of Intelligence, Samuel T. Nimely popularly known as (PI) is still an officer of the police force.

Speaking at the meeting, LNP chief of Community Service Section, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Samuel A. McCarthy, extended thanks and appreciation to the leadership and members of the community for accepting the police request for the meeting and that he was very sorry for what happened.

ACP McCarthy said that their visit to the community is to assured them of LNP community outreach team’s commitment to working with them despite what has happened.

Assistant Commissioner McCarthy told the community that the gathering, which was organized as a result of the recent shooting, will give rise to a stronger Police-Community relationship.

He called on community residence to always join the police in helping to fight crimes and strange movements in their communities  in whatever manner and form.

“The LNP, through its Community Services Section, has been working with communities  for years now even with the establishment of what is now call Community Watch Forum.  Paynesville has a history giving birth to Community Policing.

He stated that their presence in the community was to make

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.