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Bahamas: Police commissioner orders investigation into bodyslam video

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle has launched an investigation into video of a police officer body slamming a man during an arrest outside the Village Pub on Balfour Avenue.

The officer in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force said it was aware of a video making the rounds on social media regarding “an incident depicting images of a police officer effecting an arrest using force”.

“The Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes to maintain a professional standard and a good working relationship with members of the public,” read a statement.

“We [will] ensure that this matter is investigated in a timely manner with the results brought to the public’s attention.

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