Police: CCTV shows lawmen acted promptly

Police say they have CCTV footage to prove that they did not waste time in going to the aid of Linda Tull who was eventually killed in Oistins last weekend.

They also say officers involved in the matter were “saddened” by the claim that they did not act fast enough, especially since they had done their best.

Tull’s daughter, Kameshia Tull, claimed in another section of the media yesterday that when her mother’s ex-boyfriend Ryan Atwell accosted them in Oistins and she went into the nearby police station screaming for help, none of the officers moved.

The deceased’s daughter said it wasn’t until about 10 minutes later, when she started using expletives, that policemen went to her mother who was already slumped over in her car.

But in a statement, lawmen said it took them less than 30 seconds to respond to her pleas for help and all but one of the officers on duty left with her.

Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has ordered an investigation into the statement and accusations . . . As part of the review ordered, a report was received from a senior police officer who was tasked with the investigation, which included a review of the CCTV footage at the Oistins Police Station,” it said.

This footage showed that Tull entered the station at 23:43:19 and left accompanied by [all] the police officers on duty with the exception of one at 23:43:46. Twenty-seven (27) seconds transpired between the time she arrived and left with police officers. This timely response has been supported by a civilian witness who was at the station, and was independent of the report.

It is believed that persons who experienced this type of trauma may become so disoriented that their assessment of timeframes could be seriously flawed. The statement which appeared in the Press has saddened the members of the Force especially those directly involved, having given their utmost,” it added.

The police say when the review is completed, appropriate action will be taken where necessary.

Please be assured the Royal Barbados Police Force will continue to do all in its power to assure the safety of all,” the statement said, as it offered sincere condolences to the members of the Tull family.

Tull died last Friday night after being beaten by Atwell. He later committed suicide by drinking poison.

6 Responses to Police: CCTV shows lawmen acted promptly

  1. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Honestly thought her story made no sense so im not surprise by what police saying,people got to look at every situation on its own merit before jumping to conclusions.

  2. Oriel Haynes
    Oriel Haynes November 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    whether its an edited or unedited cut of footage we need to think like we have common sense, between the period of time she left her moms side and ran to the station, he could’ve killed her, she is not bolt nor super woman and I don’t think he would’ve waited to the police gets there to kill her, and for one thing he did not wait till she came back to kill her too. We don’t know how she ran or walk quickly, did she start yelling. The point is that I am making for you critics is…..he went there to kill and because of the circumstances is, she would always think the police could’ve done more to save her mother’s life even if it would never happened. Stop thinking so negative about the police and start thinking like people with brains and see from there point of view. I am not saying that they all are saints cause dey ain’t. I am tired of BARBADIANS not thinking for themselves.

  3. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Well said and true Oriel Haynes, people got to realize they is always other sides to a story and stop letting emotions cloud they judgement.

  4. Ras Rika Inniss
    Ras Rika Inniss November 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Unless wunna experience it don tlk

  5. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan November 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Where is the ” CCTV” when tHEY assaulting suspects ?..

  6. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan November 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Want dash cams too…Nuff rum shops would loose business!


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