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Dwight Smith Re-elected

Outgoing Chairman of the Police Staff Association (PSA) Dwight Smith has been re-elected to serve on the executive board of the organisation.

Last week, the suspended chairman was charged with assault after it was alleged that he indecently assaulted a female employee of the PSA.

The PSA held its election on Monday and despite the charge, voted Mr. Smith back in.

Up to Tuesday morning, ballots were still being counted for the near 1,000-member strong association.

Mr. Smith’s re-election, however, doesn’t automatically mean that he will be chosen as chairman.

The elected members are expected to meet today and vote for who they want to fill each position, including the head of the association.

During Monday’s election, 14 constables, 10 corporals, six sergeants and three inspectors were chosen out of about 100 nominees.

Mr. Smith, who is an inspector, couldn’t be reached for comment after the results.

However, immediately after placing his votes in the ballot box, he told reporters that he believed his chances were good because he made a “sacrifice.”

Last year, the PSA got into a public spat with Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade after police officers were indefinitely placed on 12-hour work shifts.

Inspector Smith, at the time, believed that if officers were to work the shifts, they should at least be paid for it.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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