Councillor critical of Jonesboro Police Operation

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Sinn Féin Councillor Anthony Flynn claimed he is deeply critical over the manner in which the PSNI searched a house in Jonesboro on Tuesday 29th May. Referring to the incident Councillor Flynn said, “From start to finish this can only be described as an example of unprofessional and bad policing. Following reports that eight police land rovers had come into the village to search a family home and on being told by local residents that the occupants they wanted to speak to had left six months ago, the PSNI persisted with an over the top, heavy handed approach.” “Having been made aware the current tenant worked locally they took it upon themselves to approach her. They left the young female with no option but to immediately leave her workplace and provide access to her home or the police would force entry.” Flynn added, “This is not providing proper policing to our community. This is wasteful and unintelligent policing. This young woman and her family have been put through a terrible and completely unnecessary ordeal. I will be demanding that the PSNI provide an explanation for the management of this operation and assurance that this family will not be subjected to bad policing again.”
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